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This essay focuses on rethinking and reimagining elements of a PLTL program, and on the new modalities to meet challenges of online undergraduate mathematics courses and rising demands for flexible student support. It examines advantages and challenges as found in the Integrated PLTL and Virtual Peer-Led Mathematics Study Groups, including issues such as meeting protocols, and the selection and training of peer leaders. Finally, it discusses an alliance with the college’s mathematics education program, which allows the PLTL program to draw on senior prospective teachers to co-organize and facilitate virtual study groups supporting undergraduate mathematics courses.


Kennedy, N. S., & Masuda, A. M. (2021). Exploring New PLTL Modalities, Forging New Alliances. Advances in Peer-Led Learning, 1, 44-54. Online at This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.



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