Hello Sonya,

At Hillyer College, a 500-student two-year college within a 6,000-student 
University, we pay our tutors $8.20/hour, an amount set by the University. 
Tutors are sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have been through our 
Associate degree program and remained in the University.  They must have a 
faculty recommendation, have earned a B+ or better in the courses they will 
tutor, and be on Dean's List.  Each semester we set their schedule based on 
open hours in our Center and their free hours.  Tutors work 4-7 hours a 
week.  They are paid whether students drop in for tutoring or not.

We also have a Preceptor program in our advising classes.  A Preceptor is a 
junior or senior who regularly atttends a freshman class with a group of 
students who are all advisees of the professor of that course.  The 
Preceptor is a former student of that professor.  The Preceptor can then 
help students with the advising and registration process as well as with the 
course.  Preceptors are paid $500 for the semester.  They are chosen by the 
instructor of the course.

I hope that this information is useful to you as you set up your peer 
mentoring program.  Good luck!


Barbara Dean Wolfe
Chair, Department of Academic Strategies
Director, Academic Strategies Center
Hillyer College, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
phone: 860-768-5011
fax: 860-768-5085
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Date:    Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:18:23 -0400
From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Sonya_Prince?= <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Paying Peer Mentors

We are looking into beginning a peer mentoring program at the community
college I work for. I was asked to create a budget for the pay and
supplies needed. My question is: How do you choose the hours you pay the
mentors? Do they have a set number of hours per week? Do they mentor more
than one student? Do you pay them for each student they mentor? What is
the average amount of hours mentors work per week? These are the only
questions I can think of so far. If you have any input, I would really
apprciate it.

Thanks in advance,

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