Peer Tutoring & Academic Mentoring
The Peer Tutoring and Academic Mentoring (PTAM) program is a service designed to offer students a way to find peers who can provide help with materials presented in classes as well as provide general academic advice. The volunteers in the program are divided into two groups: Peer Tutors and Academic Mentors.
PTAM Peer Tutors are volunteers who can provide assistance in common core courses most frequently taken in freshmen and sophomore years. PTAM Academic Mentors serve two functions. Their first function is to provide assistance in major-specific upper level classes usually taken in junior and senior years. The second responsibility is to serve as a mentor to younger students who need help in choosing classes and paths of study. This is not to serve as a replacement for normal faculty/student advising, but to provide a more comfortable atmosphere to discuss academic plans. The SA encourages students to interact with their academic advisors and use this as a supplement to faculty/student advising.
To find a PTAM volunteer who can help you, visit http://www.sa.msstate.edu/peer. For more information, please contact the Director of Academic Affairs.