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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program

What is Peer Assisted Learning?

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a peer-facilitated learning enhancement model designed to impact the way students learn difficult content in a specific course. PAL is attached to course sections to provide students with a systematic and structured approach for processing the course material assigned by the instructor. During PAL sessions, students work together to gain a deeper understanding of the course content. The environment is informal and students are encouraged to discuss course content and share study strategies. Participation is voluntary.

Check below for session day/time and information regarding how to attend the session.

Peer Assisted Learning Leaders

*PAL session will begin the week of February 6th

Sessions are held at the ASTC, suite L08 Stony Brook Union (lower level)

MAT 123



Mondays 1:00-2:20pm



Tuesdays 11:30am-12:50pm

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Mondays 11:30am-12:50pm



Fridays 1:00pm-2:20pm

MAT 126



Mondays 2:40-4:00pm



Thursdays 2:00-3:20pm

PAL- Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about PAL

What do Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders do?

PAL Leaders are students who have done well in the course and who have undergone extensive PAL training to plan effective sessions. PAL Leaders attend the class to keep up with the course content, and model effective student practices and attitudes. During a Peer Assisted Learning session, the PAL Leader engages students using interactive learning strategies, which encourage involvement, comprehension, and synthesis of subject content.

How do you participate?

While it is preferred that you attend the PAL session of the PAL Leader assigned to your lecture, students can attend any (or all) of the sessions.  Simply show up!   PAL Sessions are limited to the first 25 students!

Good to Know:

This program is a collaborative effort involving the Academic Success & Tutoring Center and the  Department of Mathematics.

This service is modeled after Supplemental Instruction, an academic assistance program created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more information about Supplemental Instruction, please visit the website of the International Center for Supplemental Instruction.