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PLaTO updated

Introducing PLaTO - the Univeristy of Georgia's renewed commitment to peer education.

The PLaTO program within the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) encompasses peer education efforts, including Peer Tutoring, Peer Learning Assitants, and Peer Allies. PLaTO engages students in the development of core competencies such as efficacy, communication, and support that shape their life as a student and beyond. Peer educators are trained in research-based techniques to facilitate learning, motivation, and a growth mindset.

Through strategic partnerships with academic departments, PLaTO programming includes an initial training, a cohort-based pedagogy course, ongoing professional development opportunities, robust evaluation and assessment, and opportunities to celebrate successes. PLaTO contributes to the Division’s mission of student success by leveraging the dynamism and power of peer education to encourage students to Learn. Differently.

Interested in getting involved with PLaTO at UGA? Read below for more information.

Peer Tutors

A Peer Tutor is a student who works with other students who are seeking academic support outside of class. A Peer Tutor is one who is of similar status as the person being tutored.

  • Students interested in becoming a Peer Tutor should click here for more information.
  • Faculty interested in requesting tutoring for their course should contact Sarah Cramer at sarah.cramer@uga.edu.

Peer Learning Assistants

A Peer Learning Assistant is a student who seeks to help facilitate learning inside the classroom amongst peers of similar status. 

  • Students interested in becoming a Peer Learning Assitant can click the following links for more information. 
  • Faculty interested in having PLAdawgs for their course should click here for more information and application instructions. Contact Tim Burg at tburg@uga.edu for further questions. 

Peer Allies

A Peer Ally is a student who has lived through a specific experience and seeks to mentor another student who is new to that experience. Peer Allies help students navigate the entire process of being a student while supporting them holistically.

  • Students interested in becoming a Peer Ally can click the following links for more information. 

Departments interested in training their Peer Educators through PLaTO, or general questions about PLaTO should be directed to Sarah Cramer at sarah.cramer@uga.edu.