Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

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Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:07 am

Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions
(Undergraduate Assistants)


Students may know the chemistry concept but still have difficulty solving a problem.
Ask any math related question. How to solve? Units, dimensional analysis, significant figures, etc.

These are small group discussions and Q&A (limited to 20 students).
If a group is full attend a different one.

Chemistry & Biochemistry
4222 Young Hall


Monday: Ashley (4-5pm), Bryan (5-7pm)
Tuesday: Sean (4-6pm), Franklin (6-7pm)
Wednesday: Niharika (4-5pm), Brandon (6-8pm)
Thursday: Conway (4-6pm)

Residential Life
Room 125, Hedrick Hall


Monday: Erica (6-7pm)
Wednesday: Niharika (6-7pm), Dominic (7-8pm)
Thursday: Nicole (4-5pm), Franklin (5-6pm), Erica (7-8pm)

Saturday: Eunho (1-3pm), Ai (3-5pm), Nicole (5-6pm)
Sunday: Dominic (12-1pm), Jiaming (3-5pm), Lillian (5-7pm), Dereck (7-9pm)

If students use the Residential Life sessions this quarter then rooms will be made available next quarter.

Also see Office Hours:
https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=157&t=15458&sid=236ff457a00b0d2e440b07dbc5598f56

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Raul Hernandez » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:53 am

For the session in Hedrick Hall, do we have to sign up or do we just show up? If so, must I be a member of AAP to sign up? Thanks.

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Alejandra_Vasquez_1B » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:01 am

Are the Peer Facilitate Learning Sessions for Chem 14A different from the ones in AAP?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Rishi_Kayathi_1E » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:05 am

Can we attend any days session?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Jazmin Martin 1D » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:11 am

Just to clarify. These PLF's does not have anything to do with AAP PLF?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Tanner Baroni 3I » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:22 am

So are these all just on a first come first serve basis?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:02 am

I'll answer all these questions in class today!

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Yinhan_Liu_1D » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:05 pm

Will the peer facilitators be holding any review sessions? (i.e. will the session be only in the form of Q&A?)

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Luke_Lucido_3B » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:37 pm

Will all peer facilitated sessions going on at a given time be about the same topic?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby 804574887 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:47 pm

Or should we email the UA who is holding the peer facilitated learning sessions to see which topics they are planning on covering?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Madeline Fox 2B » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:38 pm

Since all of the sessions in week 1 are on the same topic, is it suggested that we only go to one a week? Or will it be beneficial to go to more than one?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Simon Kapler 3I » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:42 pm

What happens if more than twenty of us show up to a session? If this happens, can the schedule be modified to accommodate the most popular time slots?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:46 pm

I addressed several of these questions in Wednesday's classes.
Friday I'll comment further with more answers.

Friday I also have a special class demo!

Keep in mind the totality of all the resources available to all students in my classes:

Audio-Visual Focus-Topics
Chem Refreshers
Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions
Course Reader & Workbook
Textbook & Solutions Manual
Office Hours
Chemistry Community 24/7
Plus Midterm Review Sessions
Plus Final Review Sessions

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Ashley Curtis 2O » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:28 pm

In the chem refreshers, each person who was holding a session was focusing on a specific topic. Will these sessions be the same way? Or would they just answer the questions each student brings to the learning sessions?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:31 pm

The UAs will answer any questions you may have, as well as review a recently covered topic and work through some problems.

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby anxhelakote14A » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:01 pm

Would the Sunday week 3 session be this Sunday (10/9) or the following Sunday?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby 804748473 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:31 pm

Would anyone be interested in reviewing this monday evening for our quiz next week?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chigozie_Nnoruka_1K » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:35 pm

Went to a peer facilitated session on Wednesday and really left with a whole lot more understanding than what I came in with!

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Analiese Machado lec4 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:03 pm

Id really like to review for quiz 1! we should organize a study session on monday

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby lena1217 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:40 pm

Are these still going on this week? Monday?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:46 pm

All of the above are available to all my students for the entire quarter.

These are also great for one-on-one assistance:
viewtopic.php?f=157&t=15458

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Raquel Floyd 1K » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:51 pm

Are they strict on what time we attend? Or as long as we are not disruptive is it fine to come late/leave early for certain sessions?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:59 pm

rfloyd wrote:Are they strict on what time we attend? Or as long as we are not disruptive is it fine to come late/leave early for certain sessions?


When my UAs introduced themselves did they look strict ...
Be polite to everyone present and attend as best you can.

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby leezashashkova » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:59 pm

Will there be extra PLF sessions during finals week?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:31 pm

There will already be 30 hours of UA sessions during 10th week leading up to the final, which is on Sunday, 12/4. Keep in mind that in addition to these sessions, TAs and Dr. Lavelle will hold regular office hours. On top of all these weekly resources, there will also be final exam review sessions held by TAs and Dr. Lavelle.

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby anxhelakote14A » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:52 pm

Are the final review sessions dates and times posted yet?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:07 pm

They haven't yet been posted but an announcement will be made when they are finalized.


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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby s_pinto2e » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:14 pm

Just to be sure, are the learning sessions a weekly commitment or are we able to drop in for help any time we need? And if we're thinking of joining a group where can we find information on when and where we would meet?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:34 pm

As I announced in class, they are posted on my class website:
https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-content/supporting-files/Chem14B/Chem14UA_PL_ALL.pdf

Drop in for help any time.

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby andrea mejia » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:25 pm

are there people living in sunset village that would want to get together to review the topics that we learned so far?

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby Isabella_Pena_3D » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:44 am

andrea mejia wrote:are there people living in sunset village that would want to get together to review the topics that we learned so far?

Hey Andrea, I live in Delta Terrace if you want to review Week 1's topics

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Re: Peer Facilitated Learning Sessions

Postby 804748473 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:30 pm

Are the UA sessions the same this quarter as they were last quarter?
If not, where could I find the UA sessions times for this quarter


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