Peer Lab

The mission of the Peer Lab program (PL) is to increase student retention and success in upper division courses by providing collaborative peer learning experiences that improve understanding of subject content, foster critical thinking, and strengthen study skills. The PL program is modeled after the Supplemental Instruction (SI) model; it assists students by providing regularly scheduled, out of class supplemental instruction sessions. PL targets high-risk upper division courses rather than high-risk students.

The OSR hopes that the PL facilitator’s assistance will contribute to the students’ success in the class, through the combination of reviewing lecture notes, textbook readings, supplemental readings, and other effective learning strategies. The strategies learned during the PL programs can be applied to other disciplines.

 

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Peer Lab Faculty Handbook

Deadlines

  • Spring Deadline for fall 2017: June 26th, 2017 (Closed)
  • Fall Deadline for winter 2018: November 3rd, 2017 by 5pm.
  • Winter Deadline for Spring 2018: February 9th, 2018 by 5pm

 

Testimonials

 

 

"My students enjoyed the additional support provided by OSR tutoring, especially as the course content was dense and complex. The tutoring sessions afforded students additional opportunity to talk through assigned readings, and to collaborate on understanding specialized terminology. Those who attended the tutoring sessions performed better on tests, were better able to contribute to class discussions, and were prepared to offer interesting and important questions and responses. Additionally, the OSR tutors have an opportunity to gain leadership skills useful throughout their career. This has been a rewarding experience for my students and the peer-tutor! "
– Dr. Holly Henry, Professor of English, Department of English

 

Below is a list of classes participating in the Peer Lab program for spring term; register for these courses to receive additional assistance outside of the classroom. Lab session times will be available within the next week.

Fall 2017 Courses

 

Arts & Letters

Course Instructor Peer Leader
Span. 516 Dr. Bibiana Diaz Maria Ortiz
Span. 318 Dr. Maria Garcia-Puente Lisbeth Rosales
Span. 415 Dr. Carmen Jany Beatriz Andrade Mendez
Span. 398c Dr. Maria Garcia Puente Luis Osvaldo Esparza

Natural Sciences

Course Instructor Peer Leader
Phys. 223 Dr. Sara Callori Eliovardo Gonazalez
Chem. 221a Dr. Jeremy Mallari Sara Kelley
Bio. 200 Dr. Nicole Bournias Alexa Fode
Bio. 300 Dr. Jeffrey Thompson Michael Warn
Phys. 373 Dr. Carol Hood Jeffrey Salazar
CSE 201 Dr. David Turner Jacqueline Kelly

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course Instructor Peer Leader
Anth. 331 Dr. Kathleen Nadeau Jennifer Laviguer