Peer Learning Program
Exciting changes are coming to MRU’s Peer Tutor Program!
Student Learning Services will soon be moving to the new Riddell Library & Learning Centre. Our new space includes a designated peer learning room on the second floor with glass walls, tables for three and bookable rooms for groups.
New name, same great service
Tutors will now be called "Learning Peers" within our "Peer Learning Program". On top of helping students with course content, Learning Peers help students develop study strategies and build positive peer to peer connections.
Focus on small group learning
Since students working with a Learning Peer in a small group are more likely to report positive outcomes, like increased confidence and learning new ways to study, we will now be matching students in small groups (2-4 students per Learning Peer) whenever possible.
Leadership opportunity with new rewards
To recognize the outstanding work done by Learning Peers, we offer a variety of tailored Learning Peer Awards (more information below), personal and professional development opportunities, exciting swag, social events and invaluable volunteer leadership experience for job, school or award applications.
Do you have what it takes to be a Learning Peer?
Who are Learning Peers?
Learning Peers are MRU students who support other students in a variety of subjects with course-specific knowledge, study strategies, and encouragement. Student Learning Services provides in-depth training and ongoing support to ensure this is a rewarding volunteer leadership opportunity.
What does it take?
B+ or better course grade in the course you want to help with (final mark or mid-term mark if you are currently in the course), solid understanding of course material and a passion for helping fellow students.
Why should I get involved?
Gain leadership experience and a wealth of skills that look great on any resumé. As an added bonus, we are excited to offer a variety of tailored Learning Peer Awards each term for outstanding performance (ranging from $100 to $500), personal and professional development opportunities, exciting swag, social events and a valuable volunteer leadership experience for job, school or award applications.
How do I apply?
Fill out a Learning Peer Application (must be logged in with your @mtroyal.ca email account) by MARCH 31. You can apply to help with any course except ENGL, COMM, or GNED. Highly requested subjects: ACCT | BIOL | CHEM | ECON | HPED | MATH | MGMT | PHYS | PSYC
Looking for help from a Learning Peer?
Learning Peers are students just like you who learned how to master their courses. They know your world and are happy to share tips, tools and other goodies with you, making it that much easier to do well (even in the really hard classes). The best part - this service is open to any MRU student and is FREE!!
Help is available for a variety of courses. Learning Peers are the best kind of study-buddies, offering friendly support, a wealth of subject-specific knowledge and study strategy ideas.
The request form for winter 2017 is now closed. Mark your calendar for September 7th - the first day to request a Learning Peer for fall 2017.
Looking for help this semester? Be sure to take advantage of subject specific help rooms and professor office hours. Consider setting up your own study group or try out our study skill workshops and appointments with Writing and Learning Strategists.