Physiology Peer-Led Team Program

ranslucent vials marked in units of ten milliliters are pictured in a research lab in the Genetics-Biotechnology Building. (Photo by Jeff Miller)
Physiology Peer-Led Team Program
 
Former physiology students organize and run study groups for current students in Physiology 335 who want to work in groups outside of class.  The peer leaders act as facilitators rather than experts, and are mainly responsible for creating a welcoming and fun study environment where students in the class do the work of learning.
Our Mission is to create a collaborative learning environment that helps students keep up and succeed in the class.
 
What Makes Us Unique . . . We have voluntary study groups that are facilitated for optimum collaborative interactions. Past experience (and some data) suggest that students who work in these groups do better in the class.
Medical Sciences Center
Room 139
1300 University Avenue
 
 

Kevin Strang  

 (608) 262-8298  

  • I can't put into words how helpful my Peer Leader was. She was so knowledgable about all of the material and helped me to gain a better understanding. She always came to PLT very prepared and her enthusiastic personality and love for physiology made me enjoy coming to PLT every week!
    -UW Student, Anonymous
     
    My peer leader was excellent, and contributed greatly to my success in this course through efficient and well organized sessions where material was reviewed and questions were answered. She led a very comfortable session allowing everyone to feel like they could ask a question about anything and challenged us to answer why and how things happened. Being in this group was a great opportunity and I would like to thank her for making the time to meet and help us learn.
    -UW Student, Anonymous
     
    My PLT leader was extremely helpful this semester. It was a fun, open, comfortable environment where questions could be asked and worked through. Before every exam we did a type of game that we had teams and raced against each other to draw and explain diagrams. It was really interactive, fun, and it definitely kept me caught up. Talking out diagrams and concepts helped me really learn the information, vs. just memorizing it. I would recommend PLT to any student taking Phys.
    -UW Student, Anonymous
     
     
SUBJECT AREA
  • General Sciences
SPECIFIC COURSE(S)
  • PHYSIOLOGY 335

TYPE OF SUPPORT
  • Small group
Small group size: 4-6
STUDENTS SERVED
  • Undergraduate students

SERVICES PROVIDED BY
  • Undergraduate students
SIGN UP PROCESS
Yes

Our tutoring services are offered during:

  • WEEKDAY MORNINGS

  • WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS

  • WEEDAY EVENINGS

  • WEEKENDS

​Note: We are closed during summer term.