Peer-Led Team Learning

What is PLTL?

PLTL (Peer-Led Team Learning) allows you to work in small groups of 8 with your peers to apply or practice problem sets developed by UTA faculty. PLTL workshops are once a week and attendance is mandatory. A PLTL leader will meet with the group to provide the problem sets and help through areas that are difficult to understand.

What does PLTL do for you?

  • Higher grade in the class that is traditionally difficult (high failure rate)
  • Better understanding of the content, concepts, and how to apply what you learned
  • Make friends
  • Develop your own study groups for other courses
  • Possible future employment opportunities as a PLTL leader (get an A in the class and come talk to us)
  • It is free!!

Who is in the PLTL workshops?

Seven of your peers and the PLTL leader are the people that will be in the PLTL workshop with you. You will get to know them all and will work with them in small groups to solve problems, ask questions, and learn.

What courses have PLTL workshop sessions?

As we launch PLTL in Fall 2020, ENGR 1251 and MATH 1421 courses will have PLTL available.

When are PLTL workshops scheduled?

PLTL workshops are 1.5 hours once per week. For ENGR 1251, PLTL workshops are included in your lab. For MATH 1421, you will register for PLTL workshops which will be offered at various days and times throughout the week.

Where are the PLTL workshops held?

For Fall 2020, workshops will be offered virtually.

What is the PLTL attendance policy?

PLTL workshops require mandatory participation. If you fail to attend in the first two weeks, you slot will be given to a student on the waiting list.

Who are the PLTL leaders?

Trust us, you are in good hands! The PLTL leaders are primarily undergraduate students like you, but they have already taken the course you are enrolled in and they earned an “A or B”. In addition, faculty recommended them to work as PLTL leaders in their courses and the Academic Success Center interviews, hired, and trains them.

Can I be a PLTL leader?

If you have taken a course that we offer PLTL workshops for, you received an “A” in the course, you have a 3.0 GPA, and you have 2 faculty recommendations (one must be from this discipline), you are more than welcome to apply for a PLTL leader position. You can find an application on this website under “Employment Opportunities.”

How do I get more Information?

Please contact us! Our departmental email is pltl@uta.edu.