The application for Peer Mentors is OPEN!
Please consider the info below, then apply!
In the fall of 2020, Kalos Academy (KA) will begin a series of mini-courses for a cohort of high school graduates who planned to matriculate to college but are unable to do so, a problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. Peer Mentors are experienced college students, graduate students, and young professionals. These mentors will engage KA students in a variety of co-curricular, community-building activities, and work closely with faculty from a range of academic disciplines.
Mentors teach students to tackle the challenges of college life and build the skills necessary for educational success, in two ways:
Mentors facilitate students’ exploration of course texts and assist students in brainstorming their own analytic responses to these texts. In particular, mentors help reinforce the critical thinking, reading, and writing methods taught by our faculty.
Mentors will also teach fundamental college-level soft skills, including: 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.
Each Peer Mentor will join a team of at least one faculty member and students, receiving resources and guidance from the faculty member and Kalos Academy about how to achieve the shared group mission. Through this process, Mentors will learn from and get to know top instructors nationwide, take their own analytical skills to the next level, and lend a hand as emerging leaders in this time of crisis.
A complete job description, with expected hours, job requirements, and information about training etc. can be found here. After you've learned about the job, please do apply here:
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