Peer Supoorting ProgramRigorous coursework of our university has been a major challenge to many students, especially freshmen who just came out of high school. Without proper learning skills and supports, student failed to keep up with the pace of the program, which led to a large number of drop-outs.
Peer Supporting Program is an academic assistance program that utilize peer-assisted study sessions. The study sessions will be hosted by a student leader who have previously done well in the course. Student leader will not serve as a teacher but a learning facilitator. They will help students to make good use of their time and share the strategies that they use to be successful in their course. These study sessions will be informal review sessions for students to compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test questions.
This service will help our students to build strong foundation in their learning skills as well as to increase retention rate of our student body. This service is provided to all students free of charge.
Benefit for being a PSP Leader:
1- Gain teaching experience
2- Gain leadership experience
3- Free leadership training and workshop
4- Some compensation
Student leaders will:
1- Attend all lectures of the course that they will lead the study sessions to take note and to know the progress of the courses (3 hours per week)
2- Communicate with professors who are teaching the course (1 hour per week)
3- Preparing lesson plan and worksheet for study sessions (2 hours per week)
3- Host 2 study sessions each week (3 hours per week)
4- Participate in PSP Leadership Training and Meeting (1 hour per week)
1- have overall GPA of 3.0 or above
2- received an "A" in the course that they are going to lead
3- have strong leadership skills
4- have strong will to help their fellow students to success
5- are friendly