Thursday, October 27, 2016

Apply to become a Peer Assisted Learning Coach for Spring 2017

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program is a peer-to-peer academic coaching program, in which trained PAL coaches assist UMD students in using effective learning techniques to improve study skills and encourage their growth as learners.

Students engage in a semester-long, peer mentor training program, and are able to volunteer (for a small stipend), or receive 1 or 3 upper-level credits. PAL coaches also have the opportunity to become a certified mentor by the Learning Assistance Service or the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

If you are motivated to learn how to support UMD students in developing their time management, study process, organizational and exam skills, please see the attached flyer.

  1. Schedule an appointment on TutorTrac & attend a session with a current PAL coach. (Go to and select PEER ASSISTED LEARNING as the Center).
  2. Submit a completed application (PDF) with your resume, unofficial transcript, and spring class schedule by Friday, November 11, 2016.
For more information, please visit or contact the PAL Program Coordinator, Juliana Wong at or call 301-314-7699.