The Physics Learning Center (PLC) provides a supportive learning community for studying physics and opportunities to find study partners. Students work together in small-group learning sessions to practice problem solving and discuss key concepts in a supportive learning environment. Study groups meet twice each week and are led by trained peer tutors and staff. We also offer access to extra study materials and exam review sessions.
SUBJECT AREA: Physics
SPECIFIC COURSE(S): PHYSICS 103, 104. PHYSICS 207, 208
TYPE OF SUPPORT: Workshops/Reviews, Small group, Small group size: 5-10
DELIVERY METHOD: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Canvas
STUDENTS SERVED: Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Specific student populations
SERVICES PROVIDED BY: Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Professional staff
SIGN UP PROCESS: Yes
Susan Nossal, Director
TO SIGN UP: Applications welcomes throuhgout the semester. Apply at https://plc.physics.wisc.edu/
SPECIAL COMMENTS: Because of limited resources, not all students seeking support can be offered access to all components of the PLC program. Nevertheless, all students are encouraged to apply, at any point in the semester, as we may be able to offer them help in some manner. We consider each student’s needs on a case-by-case basis. Please see the PLC website for more information.
Note: We are closed during summer term.
Our Mission is to provide academic support, mentoring, and small group supplemental instruction to students studying intro physics (103, 104, 207, 208) as well as facilitate teaching and leadership experience for undergraduate Peer Mentor Tutors who receive extensive training and supervision.
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