Peer Assisted Learning Program (PAL)

Students as Tutors: A Peer Assisted Learning Program

Peer-assisted learning (PAL) is a successful way to improve academic outcomes amongst groups of students, simultaneously encouraging personal growth and development. This initiative started as Peer-Tutoring Program by Dr. Shariq Khan MBBS, BSc (Hons), College of Medicine graduate, last year, under the Chancellors supervision and became very successful. After receiving feedback on last year’s program, we have found ways to improve it further this year. Now, this program has been renamed Peer-assisted learning (PAL)!


The Aim of this program is to

  1. Involve and serve students across all years of different programs,
  2. Enable and encourage students to take responsibility for developing, managing and sustaining PAL groups and activities.

Program Description

Peer-Assisted Learning has been established purely for the betterment and improvement of student knowledge. The program is initiated so that students can get experience as clinical tutors while other students in need receive academic assistance. In this program, student tutors will register and document every tutoring session. The student tutor can choose to do peer tutoring anytime, either in person or online. Student tutors will be trained to ensure they understand their roles (, mentor the less senior students, manage the group, etc.) after registering. A student supervisor will be chosen from each college whose responsibility will ensure student flow and constant promotion of the program in their respective colleges.


Roles & Responsibilities of the Student tutor:

  1. Each tutor must complete 50 working hours during office hours to receive the Peer Tutor certificate.
  2. All tutors must exhibit a professional attitude towards the students, and talk should be relevant to the assistance the student requires
  3. All tutors are to send the attendance sheets for their respective days to Ghazia Khan ( on the same day of their office hours
  4. Feedback meetings will be held on the 30th at the end of every month; attendance is


  1. Peers are allowed to share their notes with the students, not anyone else’s
  2. A meeting will be held with all the supervisors at the end of every week (Saturdays) for feedback
  3. In the scenario in which no students don’t come, or it is a “dry day,” peer tutors are requested to stay in the conference room for their total office hour