What is a Peer Mentor?
A peer mentor is a fellow student who is skilled in providing support -- both academic and personal -- to other students.
Peer mentors differ from tutors in that they, in addition to offering help with academic coursework, also know how to offer practical advice, useful information about the college experience, and encouragement to other CCSF students.
Peer mentors understand that classroom learning and the overall development of the student are intertwined in overall success in college and beyond.
Benefits of Peer Mentoring
There are many benefits of peer mentoring, both for the mentee and
the peer mentor:
- Increased engagement and success with the knowledge developed in academic classes
- Increased engagement of students with peers, faculty and administration
- Increased connections between students and resources available at CCSF and in the San Francisco community
- Increased self-esteem and confidence
- Improving communication and networking skills,
including a clearer sense of what questions to ask when and where
- Strengthening time management skills in personal and academic situations
Peer Mentor Benefits
- Improve communication and interpersonal skills
- Develop leadership and organizational qualities
- Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
- Give back to the CSF community by passing on the knowledge you have gained
- Increase your confidence and motivation
- Enhance your resume