SciTech Mentoring

College of Science & Technology Peer Mentoring Program

Purpose: The College of Science & Technology Student Peer Mentoring program was first developed as a pilot program, funded by a 2012 Title III “Strengthening Institutions” grant from the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.fairmontstate.edu/academics/titleiiigrant).  Our mentoring program focus on the student as a whole which makes it distinct from other tutoring services available on campus.

Overview: Currently, Student Peer Mentors are assigned to work with faculty and students in courses that have historically had lower than desired passing rates.  Student Peer Mentors work directly with course instructors and the STEM Learning Coordinator to assist students in mastering course content and developing effective academic skills.  The emphasis is on collaboration; Student Peer Mentors, students and faculty are working to maximize learning.   In addition, Peer Mentors are trained and knowledgeable to assist students with just about any topic that the student may want to discuss.  Some of these topics may include: scheduling classes, specific details of a student’s major, career options, adjustment to college, life skills development, or accessing campus resources.

Future Plans: This is an evolving program that makes adjustments based upon the needs of the Science & Technology programs.

Meet our Peer Mentors: Click on a name or a picture below for details:

Biology Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics Physics Engineering Tech
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Allison Moore Randi Tinney Travis Harding Mickey Barry Blake Massie
 
Hannah Nelson Hannah Nelson Mickey Barry Blake Massie   Garrett Devericks
     
Amanda Harper Travis Harding   Randi Tinney    
     
Sarah Starcovic Randi Tinney   Amanda Harper    
     
Hailey McDonough Amanda Harper   Garrett Devericks    
       
  Sarah Starcovic   Sarah Starcovic    
       
  Hailey McDonough   Mickey Barry    
       
  Rachel O'Dell   Hailey McDonough