Academic Peer Mentoring

Academic Peer Mentoring matches students with a peer mentor who will help them improve their academic success skills. These are skills that can be applied across a wide range of courses and throughout your educational career.

Topics for mentoring sessions might include

  • Time management
  • Discipline/organization
  • Note taking
  • Study techniques,
  • Preparing for exams,
  • And more!

Your Academic Peer Mentor

Your peer mentor is an undergraduate student like you! They have demonstrated strong academic skills and resilience in their academic journey. Some have also served as tutors in the Academic Success Center. Your peer mentor will help you explore and develop your academic skills as well as help you set and reflect on weekly goals.

Your mentor is a fellow student who is not trained in:

  • Stress management
  • Sleep management
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Mental health counseling
  • Learning differences such as ADHD, dyslexia, etc.

Peer Mentoring Time Commitment

Mentees commit to working with their peer mentor every week for one hour. At your first meeting, you will find a time that works best for you and your mentor’s schedule. You can request to meet with your mentor in person or via zoom.

Expectations for Students Who Use Peer Mentoring

  • You will work towards the goals you set with your peer mentor each week
  • While the peer mentor can help you explore strategies for motivation and discipline, it is your responsibility to apply those strategies to your studies
  • You will come to mentoring sessions prepared to self-reflect on your academic strategies and open to trying new ones.

Apply for an Academic Peer Mentor

Interested in applying for a Academic Peer Mentor? Watch the orientation video below and then fill out our application!

Please note: There is currently a wait-list for the Academic Peer Mentoring Program.

Please watch the Peer Mentoring orientation video prior to completing an application.

Click here to complete the Academic Peer Mentoring Application

Peer Mentoring meetings will begin the second week of the semester. You will receive an email if/when you are matched with a mentor. Applications close on October 20th, 2021.

Questions about Academic Peer Mentoring?

Email the Academic Success Center or call 919.515.3163.