Learning Circles are the new way to get the help you need in tough quantitative courses.
In learning circles, students meet in small groups with a peer academic consultant who has expertise in the course. The peer academic consultant will answer questions, explain concepts and facilitate learning between classmates. Students can join a learning circle at any point in the semester. Through learning circles, student can get the quantitative help they need while also building community with their peers.
In a Learning Circle, academic consultants will:
- Explain quantitative concepts
- Facilitate learning between students using relevant example problems
- Encourage student to talk through the process of solving a problem, while correcting any errors in that process
Academic consultants will not:
- Provide answers to specific homework
- Offer comprehensive instruction or course overview
During Learning Circles students are expected to:
- Keep their cameras on and be fully engaged with the academic consultant and their classmates
- Send questions or materials to the academic consultant before the appointment so that the academic consultant can prepare
- Be respectful of both the academic consultant and their fellow students