If you would like to participate in the Peer Mentor Program program during Spring 2023 click in one of the options below.
Click to serve as a Math Major Peer Mentor.
Click to receive support as a mentee.
The deadline for application is Thursday Feb 9, 2023.
What is the Peer Mentor Program?
The program pairs students interested in the math major (mathematics, actuarial, statistics or related combined programs), recent transfers or recent math/actuarial majors, with junior and senior mentors who will help them navigate through their academic experience in the department.
There is evidence that suggests that having such a mentor relationship is more likely to lead to academic success.
Mentoring pairs will meet at least once a month to discuss whatever issues are most pressing for the mentee, for example, getting help in courses, studying for midterms, selecting courses, as well as being a student at UAlbany.
A mentor is not a tutor. A mentor is a student who has already had some experience in the math program and is available to provide guidance and support to other students.
Goals of the peer mentor program:
Support students in their transition into their math/actuarial major and life at the university
Build commuity between upper-class and new-to-program students
Provide peer advisement on a student-to-student basis on courses, talking with advisors, campus life, studying skills.
Who Are Peer Mentors?
Upper level undergraduate students who are majoring in math or actuarial math and have a desire to help their peers in the same major
GPA of 2.75 or above
Self-motivated with a positive attitude
Benefits for Peer Mentors
Serve as a role model for new math majors by sharing your experiences in the major and University
Develop your leadership skills through working with others in a peer advising capacity
Connect with and support the math major community
Peer Mentor Expectations
Committed to being a mentor for the entire Spring 2023 semseter
Proactively engage with assigned mentees throughout the semester and meet with them individually (In-person/Online) at least (4) times per semester
Thoroughly document all your engagements
Be responsive to program administrators when contacted
Check-in with program administrators on a monthly basis
Attend and participate Peer Mentor events
Who are Peer Mentees?
Actively enrolled undergraduate students who are considering a math/actuarial or are new/fairly new math/actuarial majors
and have a strong interest in receiving guidance and support from an experienced math major.
Benefits for Peer Mentees
Build connections with a peer who has been through similar experiences
Meet new people and expand your network
Learn about the math major and helpful resources
Get your questions answered by someone who you feel comfortable talking to
For any questions about the Math Major Peer Mentor Program, please contact Professor Reinhold at: reinhold -at- albany.edu.