Study pods are weekly, 1.5 hour meetings which help provide a high level of support in a more structured and time-intensive tutoring experience. They are comprised of a small group of students, all of whom are enrolled in a single course, and a Peer Tutor.
PLaTO accepts Study Pod participants throughout the semester. Any student currently enrolled in a course for which a Study Pod is offered can join the Study Pod through Penji.
In order to join a Study Pod, download Penji, available on iOS and Android, and create an account using your MyID@uga.edu email address.
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What is a Study Pod?
Study Pods give students the opportunity to meet weekly with a Peer Tutor and up to 5 other students currently enrolled in the course. Regular meetings help build rapport and provide a high-level of support in a more structured and time intensive tutoring experience. Students may be enrolled in multiple Study Pods per semester, provided that they are currently enrolled in the course.
All Study Pods are first-come, first-serve, so you may not always find an availability
that works with your schedule. If your course is not supported by Peer Tutoring, then
you should complete the Peer Tutoring Course Request form.
Online Study Pods
After joining an online Study Pod, you will receive an email from Penji with a personalized
GoBoard ID or Zoom URL. This information is also available within the Session Details
of your appointment within the app. When your Study Pod session is scheduled to begin,
you will use that link to access your GoBoard or Zoom. After enabling your camera
and microphone, you can communicate with your Peer Tutor and other students in the
Study Pod as if you were in the same room. You also have the capability to send screenshots
through GoBoard and to write and draw whatever you may need to.
Missing a Study Pod Session
Study Pod participation is reserved for those actively registered for the Study Pod. Due to the nature of Study Pods, Study Pod sessions cannot be rescheduled without prior approval from all members of the Study Pod and the Peer Tutor.
If you will be absent from a Study Pod session, you will need to notify your Peer Tutor via the Penji app or email.
Missing a Study Pod session, being late to a Study Pod session, and/or leaving a Study
Pod session early four times in a semester will result in your removal from the Study
Pod. Please note that non-documented illnesses and non-UGA sanctioned events do not
justify missing a Study Pod session and will not excuse your absence.
Peer Tutoring Study Pod List
CHEM 1210, 1211, 1212, 2211, 2212
PHYS 1111, 1112, 1211, 1251
BIOL 1107, 1108
CBIO 2200, 2210
GENE 3000, 3200
CSCI 1301, 1302, 2610, 2670, 2720
MATH 1101, 1113, 2250, 2260, 2500
STAT 2000, 2360
SPAN 1001, 1002, 1110, 2001, 2002
ACCT 2101, 2102
ECON 2105, 2106
For more information on how to book a Peer Tutor, please watch this brief video.
Be aware that all tutoring services operate within Academic Honesty guidelines. For clarification regarding authorized assistance, contact the course instructor.
Our program and tutors are accredited through the College Reading and Learning Association which recognizes effective approaches to student learning.
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