The Academic Resource Center is proud to offer Peer Mentoring. Few college academic resource centers in the country offer a successful program where experienced students assist their peers. The Peer Mentoring program encompasses all of the services the ARC offers: from time and stress management to test-taking strategies to tutoring in English composition. Peer Mentors receive extensive mentor training and are ready to help students interested in developing strategies for success and balance in their academics.
New students who take part in our program meet with the Director to choose a Peer Mentor whose particular experience and expertise best fit the student's goals. The student meets with her Peer Mentor for a one-hour session once a week.
How the Peer Mentor and student spend their hour depends on the particular issues or areas the student wishes to work on (e.g., time management, paper outlining, presentation rehearsal, etc.). The Peer Mentors do not pretend to be able to "fix it all"; they are trained to know when to refer the student to other sources when issues arise beyond their abilities.
If you are interested in improving your academic performance, please call or stop by the ARC to make an appointment with the ARC coordinator, Mary Jo Upchurch.