What is an Academic Mentor ?

An academic mentor is a positive role model of a successful student who supports their mentee by giving academic advice, sharing resources, and caring about their students’ success. In our academic mentoring programme, our mission is to empower students by encouraging them to develop the diverse skills and strategies to successfully navigate higher education.

Our academic mentors strive to achieve this goal to multiply ways, including:

  • Role-modelling study habits and teaching students about time management, note-taking, reading textbooks, active listening, etc
  • Offering supportive and collaborative learning environments where students feel safe to interact, have an opportunity to make friends and learn from each other.
  • Helping students become independent learners by encouraging students to develop ownership of their sessions and not allowing them to rely on the tutor for the success in the course.