Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) provides an active, engaged learning experience for students who meet in small groups once a week with a Peer Leader who helps guide them through potentially difficult gateway course.
When students learn from other students, they also become more self-sufficient in managing their learning behaviors, approaches to group study, and time management.
Results nationally and at UT Dallas have shown that students who consistently attend and participate in PLTL sessions attain higher grades and better student learning outcomes than students who do not. They not only reap the benefits of higher engagement with and application of course material, but also connect socially with peers who have prior knowledge, experience and success in a course.
Sessions meet once a week for 1 1/2 hours with a group of up to eight students and one leader. If you are enrolled in a course which offers PLTL that semester, you may opt to enroll in one of the PLTL session.
Courses offering PLTL sessions will vary each semester, so at the beginning of every long semester (Spring and Fall) check PLTL offerings on this page.
PLTL is an academic support program sponsored by the Student Success Center.