Session Times

Voluntary Sessions

Voluntary mentoring sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. Voluntary mentoring is a free program designed to enhance students' understanding of course content and to raise grades while students work collaboratively with peers.

Students who participate in voluntary mentoring will:

  • Develop various study skills to enhance their academic performance
  • Learn processes and methodologies for effective learning (e.g., learning strategies, note-taking skills, verbalizing concepts)
  • Enrich their understanding of course content

Voluntary Mentoring Session Times

Voluntary mentoring sessions are offered for the courses listed below. The schedules are updated prior to the beginning of each semester and are continuously updated throughout the semester with relevant changes. Click on the course of interest below to download the most recent academic mentoring schedule:

Mentoring session schedules are not currently available for fall 2017. Check back during the first week of classes for updated schedules. 

  • BIOL-N 212
  • BIOL-N 214
  • BIOL-N 217
  • BIOL-N 261
  • BUS-X 100
  • HER-H 102
  • HPER-P 205
  • SPEA-J 101
  • SOC-R 100

Mandatory Sessions

Mandatory mentoring is an exciting and unique program that combines the idea of what to learn with how to learn through weekly sessions led by a fellow student who has already demonstrated the ability to perform well in class. By facilitating collaborative learning sessions, mentors help students develop study skills and master course content. Mandatory mentoring is a 1.25 hours-per-week session. Students are automatically signed up for these sessions upon registering for the corresponding class. Students will see this session labeled as a recitation for the course.

Students who participate in mandatory mentoring will:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills and develop characteristics necessary for future academic success
  • Receive content-specific background information to assist them in making connections to the homework and lectures for the course