Collaborative learning is an effective approach for many students—not just undergraduate college students—and a wide variety of task groups and work teams. Peer-led study groups are a positive action step for those who recognize the truth underlying the cliché “Two heads are better than one.”
Students who are enrolled in a common course with the same professor are encouraged to form study groups early in the semester. Students have the latitude to decide when to meet, where to meet, the beginning and ending times, and the topics to be addressed in any given study session. They may choose to do any of the following and much more:
Although study groups should not be the sole approach that a student uses to learn new material and to prepare for exams, they may be an excellent supplement to the classroom, the course professor, and a solitary approach to studying.
Porreco College employs two peer tutors during the fall and spring semesters. These tutors specialize in English, writing, and mathematics tutoring. Their availability is typically limited to 5 – 8 hours each per week, and their hours are posted on bulletin boards at Porreco College. In addition, students taking classes at Porreco College may access all of the tutoring resources provided at the main campus.
In addition to peer tutoring services, Porreco College students who need academic assistance are encouraged to take advantage of the new SMARTHINKING web-based tutoring. Online tutoring and homework help for core courses and skills is available when you need it—up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Live tutorials are available in writing, math, business, IT, and sciences, as well as a full range of study resources, including writing manuals, sample problems, research tools, and study skills manuals. Students can access the service from wherever they have a connection to the Internet. Learn more.