The Academic Mentoring Program is a joint effort between the Centennial Scholars Program (CSP) and the Center for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS). The program is an additional retention tool that encourages students to utilize all academic resources available at JMU.
The program is designed to help students who require assistance principally in the areas of math and science. The tutor/student ratio will be small, with approximately six students per class.
Initially, we plan to hire ten tutors to teach MATH 103, 155/156, 205, 220, 231, 232, and 235; CHEM 120 and 131; GPHIL 120; GECON 200; and Spanish up the 300 level. Writing tutors will not be hired, since the University Writing Center is accessible to all students and the FYI Resource & Writing Center is available to all freshmen. More subjects will be added as the need arises. For example, if there are a substantial number of students requesting assistance in JUST 200, a tutor will be hired to fulfill that need.
Students interested in tutoring must have successfully completed the course they desire to tutor with a grade of "B" or higher. In addition, tutors must be available to commit to a minimum of six hours per week. Applicants will be required to submit an unofficial transcript along with their application.
Students interested in applying for tutoring positions, as well as students who require tutoring, should contact Katie Blevins at email@example.com or call (540) 568-4321.