What You Can Do For Kalos Students:
Peer Mentors are experienced college students, graduates, and young professionals. These mentors will engage KA students in a variety of community-building activities and work closely with them to convey some of the secrets of college life and classroom success.
We will train you to mentor students in such skills as: effective course selection, note-taking, research and study tactics, long-term assignment strategies, time and stress management, relationship-building with faculty and peers, co-curricular exploration, professionalism, and leadership development.
You will have the opportunity to build community in a tight-knit team of students and co-mentors as part of KA’s mini-academy model and cultivate meaningful, life long connections and friendships.
You will work closely with one or more students to provide guidance and strategies for them to navigate and set goals around their educational dreams.
What Can Kalos Do For You
Our mentor motto is “Building Leaders From Within.”
Mentors will learn from and get to know fellow students, graduates, and top instructors nationwide, take their own analytical skills to the next level, and lend a hand as emerging leaders addressing one of America’s biggest educational crises.
Check out some of the leaders who’ve begun as Kalos Mentors on our Instagram: for instance, our current President, past President, and a few of the other incredible leaders we've been so proud to work with already.
One unexpected benefit to our mentors is that they see their own academic and college life skills improve. The techniques we teach for understanding a professor’s unstated expectations, figuring out the tricks for success on assignments, and preparing for exams not only help you mentor your students, but also make you more successful!
PEER MENTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
At the beginning of each academic year, mentors are provided with 4-5 hours of preparation to support KA’s students.
Mentors are expected to meet with students once per week synchronously (ex. Skype, phone, Zoom, etc.) and to perform additional personal outreach (text, GroupMe, etc.) a few times per week.
Teams of mentors and students will work together to support each mentoring relationship. This will include regular communication and community building activities.