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 STEM Peer Mentor Program

spring 2024 stem peer mentoring

  • Click here to view Spring 2024 Peer Mentoring hours and location.
  • Cick here to go to the Virtual STEM Center and/or view the STEM Center hours.
  • Click here to watch the Peer Mentoring Program Video (1.42 min).
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MEET THE spring 2024 stem peer mentors

BIOL210A/B BIOL210A BIOL210B CHEM200/201 CHEM200 CHEM200/201
Angel
Kathleen
Linnea
Cori
Joe
Ethan
Bio / Video
Angel Kathleen Linnea Cori Joe Coming soon
           
CHEM201 CHEM231 CHEM231 ENGE200 ENGE250 MATH150/151
Nestor
Bio / Video
Leo
DJ
Anastasia
Alex
Constantin
coming soon Leo DJ Anastasia Alex Constantin
           
MATH150/151 MATH150/151/252 MATH150/151 MATH150/151/252 PHYS195 PHYS195
Evan
Karolina
Jose
Stefan
Martin
Nicholas
Evan Karolina Jose Stefan Martin Nicholas
           
PHYS196 PHYS196 MATH/PHYS PHYS195/196 PHYS195/196 PHYS180A/B
Matteo
Nick
Sam
Austin
Christopher
Jelani
Matteo Nick Sam Austin Chris Jelani

TEstimonials

  • Click here to watch a testimonial by Anahí Méndez, Fall 2020 Peer Mentor Program participant.
  • Being able to talk to someone, who recently took the class made it easier to ask them for help and made the class seem less scary and achievable (Spring 2020).
  • I appreciate them so much. I go to every single peer mentoring session and I wouldn't be as successful as I am in physics if it weren't for their guidance! (Spring 2020).
  • Being able to work through the problems myself with the guidance of the peer mentor and establishing a strong sense of community was the most valuable aspect of my experience with the Peer Mentoring Program (Fall 2019).
  • We were never given answers directly, just challenged and guided towards looking for errors within our own work, this helped me tremendously when it came time to do homework or work on projects as I was able to catch myself and correct mistakes much more often (Spring 2019).

STEM PEER MENTOR schedule


PROGRAM OUTCOMES


about the program

The STEM Peer Mentoring program was piloted in the Fall of 2018 under the HSI Title III Grant initiative with the goal of supporting STEM students in the STEM courses that have low success rates such as BIOL 210A, CHEM 200 & 201, PHYS 195 & 196, MATH 150, 151 & 252. The STEM Peer Mentoring program aims to build a community of STEM majors and faculty that can support each other in their academic and professional goals. The intended outcome of this program is that students are more successful in their STEM classes and successfully move forward along their STEM pathway with increased confidence and motivation.

TEM Peer mentors are enthusiastic and supportive students who are STEM majors, successful in their academic courses, actively engage in campus activities, and knowledgeable about the resources related to the subject they mentor.

  • Students in Peer Mentor sessions receive combined assistance from Peer Mentors and Faculty Liaisons who work collaboratively with students outside of classroom time;
  • Peer Mentor sessions are concept-based rather than specific problem based (e.g. A Math Tutor may spend 5 minutes helping a student who is stuck on Math 150 homework, whereas a Peer Mentor will be reviewing all topics in chapter 3 of Math 150).
  • Peer Mentors have pre-made review materials that were created by their Faculty Liaisons that they can walk students through;
  • Peer Mentors work in higher level subjects (typically 150-200+ level);
  • Peer Mentors focus on only one or two courses, and are specialists in them. Peer Mentors offer tips on how to study for tests, read the textbooks, manage study time, prepare study guides, etc. (e.g. David is a Math tutor, Marcel is a MATH 150 Peer Mentor).
  • Peer Mentor Faculty Liaisons work individually with Peer Mentors on a weekly basis to help them prepare their weekly sessions with students.

contacts

STEM Peer Mentor
Program Coordinator
Physics Professor
James Hinton
istojimi@sdccd.edu
James Hinton
STEM Instructional
Support Supervisor
Brian Mackus
(LRC-126)
Brian Mackus
STEM Center
Project Assistant
Maria Teresa Poblete
 
Maria P
STEM Center
Project Assistant
Yasmin Alkabbani
 
Yasmin A.
HSI Grant
Program Manager
Toni Trejo Parsons (LRC-461)
Toni Parsons
HSI Grant
Administrative Technician
Ikuko McAnally (LRC-462)
Ikuko McAnally
MT2C Instructional
Lab Technician
Zoe Adler
Zoe A.