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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an academic support model for courses that have been identified as historically difficult. The program provides academic support to students in these courses by employing model students to attend the course and then facilitate or lead collaborative learning groups outside of regularly scheduled class time. These collaborative learning groups help students master content, learn and integrate study strategies, and improve student persistence.

Unless otherwise noted, PAL meets in Instructional Building 5, Room 217, and can be reached by phone at (732) 255-0400 Ext. 4108.

PAL Leader Name Contact Info Picture
Thaddaeus Sayre
PAL Leader Name Contact Info Picture
Jesse Ford

Benefits of Peer Assisted Learning

Student Participants

  • Better understanding of course material
  • Better grades
  • Developing effective learning techniques
  • Easier transition to university life
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased interpersonal skills

PAL Leader

  • Consolidation of course material
  • Increased confidence and interpersonal skills
  • Developing employment experience
  • Better grades


  • Improved student outcomes
  • Increased student engagement
  • Quicker course feedback
  • Better student grades
  • Saved time in long term

Department & University

  • Greater student retention
  • better student results
  • Improved student experience
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