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Be a Tutor/Mentor

What is EDUC 401?

EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education is the mentorship side of GEN ST 101 where you as a tutor-mentor will work with freshmen, sophomores, or recent transfers who are enrolled in a section of GEN ST 101. Each of our students will bring in a unique set of skills and knowledge as well as a unique set of factors that have prohibited him or her from being academically successful at the UW.

The goal of this course is to explore the how students learn - more specifically, how we learn to learn - in an effort to provide academic and social support. This will occur through exploration of education theory and current resources on campus, which will inform your 1:1 meetings with mentees. Your relationship with your mentee will be intentional and develop throughout the quarter. If this is your first formal experience as a peer mentor, don't worry — you’ll receive support and opportunities for feedback and advice from professional staff along the way.

Here’s a tentative outline of EDUC 401. Note: This is subject to change per the instructor’s discretion. You will receive the finalized syllabus on the first day of the course. 

Interested in being a mentor but not available this quarter? Mentorship opportunities for EDUC 401 will be available in future quarters. In the meantime, check out other mentorship opportunities around campus like volunteering for The Dream Project, Pipeline Project, applying to be a FIG leader, or even joining our staff of tutors at CLUE.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where does tutoring take place?

All tutoring takes place on campus according to you and your mentee's schedule.

How many credits will I receive?

You will receive two credits for working with one student or three credits for working with two students. A letter of recommendation will also be available upon request after completion of the seminar.

How can I learn more about the course?

More information is available on the course syllabus. Please feel free to contact us directly with additional questions.

Do I need prior experience as a mentor?

You don’t need prior tutoring or mentorship experience to be a tutor-mentor! EDUC 401 is designed to help you develop mentorship strategies, debrief 1:1 meetings, and troubleshoot any challenges that come up.

What’s the time commitment?

The course’s commitment includes: