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Good morning Kellie,

I supervise (recruit, hire, train and pay) a group of 19 residence hall
based peer mentors (16 mentors and 3 student supervisors) who are
responsible for individual and group study skill instruction; registration
and course selection assistance; Orientation week assistance; resource
referral; and transition to college assistance. Their work focuses
primarily, but not exclusively, on first year students. We refer to them as
Academic Peer Tutors (APTs), although that is somewhat of a misnomer, as
they are not content specialists. This program has been in existence for
decades and is very successful.

Their training is a week-long intensive "pre-service" experience with both
"position specific" training for 16 hours over the course of the week and
all-student leader (APTs, RAs, First Year Mentors, Athlete Peer Mentors,
International Student Leaders and elected College Government reps) training
for another twenty-one hours that week.

We also meet at least four additional hours per month for additional
position specific training.

Please contact me if you would like any additional information.

Best,
Roberta



On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:18 PM, Durham, Kellie <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Do any of you use students to do peer academic coaching (i.e. reading,
> time management, note taking, test taking, and study skills development)?
>  If so, do you mind sharing the following information with me:
>
>
> -          What criteria do you use to select peer academic coaches?
>
> -          How are they interviewed, selected, and compensated?
>
> -          How do you train your peer academic coaches - do any of you use
> a prescribed curriculum, handbook, or textbook?
>
> -          Are there articles, books, or resources on the subject that you
> would recommend for a new program?
>
> Feel free to respond off-list.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Kellie
>
> Kellie Durham
> Certified Learning Center Professional - Level 1
> Director, Academic Resource Center
> Coordinator, Disability Support Services
> Concordia University - Ann Arbor
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Roberta Schotka, Director of Programs, PLTC
Wellesley College
phone:781-283-2675
fax: 781-283-3709
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CRLA NE Chapter President Elect

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