The Physics Learning Center (PLC) offers a variety of services including small group study sessions (providing a supportive environment in which to learn physics), access to study materials, and extra exam review sessions. Study groups meet twice each week and are led by trained peer tutors and staff. We also provide extra practice problems and opportunities to discuss physics concepts.
There is no cost for participation in our programs. We have resources to work with students in Physics 103, 104, 207, and 208. We welcome students to contact us and can provide everyone with online resources. Although we do not have the resources to place everyone in a small group, we welcome all students who are interested in getting more from their physics course as we can provide access to materials and exam preparation opportunities. While signing up early is helpful and provides maximum benefit, our program does not function on a first-come first-served basis. Signing up includes an interview with a staff member to determine which parts of our program are right for you.
The Physics Learning Center works in partnership with other University programs such as the Center for Academic Excellence, the Center for Educational Opportunity, the PEOPLE program, the POSSE program, First Wave, and the McBurney Center.
Please stop by to learn more about our program. We look forward to meeting you!
Wisconsin Physicist article about the Physics Learning Center: Phys_Nwsltr_Vol.13.pdf