Academic Skills

Become a Course Mentor

What is a Course Mentor?                    

A Course Mentor assists students in understanding course material and interpreting lecture notes.  Course Mentors attend all class meetings of the designated course, take notes, and more.  This will ensure that the Course Mentor is on the same page as the students he/she is helping.  Study sessions will be weekly through the duration of the semester.  Regular meetings, along with orientation and training workshops, with the Assistant Director of OAS are mandatory. If necessary, Course Mentors will hold extra study sessions (prior to examinations).

Job Responsibilities

 A. New Course Mentors will be responsible for attending training orientation prior to semester and monthly semester meetings. 

 B. Meeting weekly with the professor on planning and organizing of material for sessions.

 C. Course Mentors need to be able to communicate effectively to students about the availability of study sessions. 

 D. Responsible for turning in necessary weekly paperwork concerning data analysis of weekly sessions.

 Above all, Course Mentors must model professional behavior to students and staff and handle issues such as class standards, grades, and student complaints in an appropriate manner.


Course Mentor I:

  • Prior enrollment with and a grade of “A” or “B” in the target course is required.
  • In order to confirm student competency, a faculty recommendation is mandatory. (See Application form)
  • Completed application form.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Course Mentor II:

  • All Qualifications of Office of Academic Skills Course Mentor I.
  • One of the Following
  • Option one: One semester of employment and CRLA Certification.
  • Option two: One full year of employment (2 semesters) and completion of 10 hours of CRLA Training.

Please fill out and submit the Course Mentor application through the link near the top of this page. Also notify your faculty to expect an email requesting a recommendation.