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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
October 25, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Math Mentoring Program Peer Mentors



MAC Manager: Tina Balfour
Email: tbalfour@wlu.ca Phone: 884-0710 Ext.2077
Office: Bricker Academic Building, Room BA432


Employment Opportunities:


MAC Math Mentoring Program Peer Mentors

Each Fall and Winter Term, the MACwill continue its Math Mentoring Program, first pilotted in 2010. Reliable senior undergraduate students are required to become peer tutor/mentors for each of the following math courses:

MA100 Introductory Calculusfor the Natural Sciences
MA101 Calculus I for the Natural Sciences
MA110* Introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus
MA121 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
MA122 Introductory Linear Algebra
MA129 Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

Responsibilities include conducting two1.5-hour study sessions each week for a small group of students (maximum of 5) who are repeatingone of the relevantfirst year math courses. Each session will aim to incorporateeffective learning strategies while reviewing and reinforcing course content.

Peer Mentors will be expected to complete progress journals for each studentand to meet with the MAC Coordinator biweekly.

Time commitment is approximatelysix hours per week, and training is provided during thebeginning ofthe term. Rate of pay starts at$17.00 per hour.

Candidates must have earned a minimum grade of A- (i.e. 10 on the 12-point grade system) in the course for which they areapplying, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and model good learning strategies. Only students with an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher will be considered.

Third and fourth year students are preferred, but applications from students in the second year of their program will also be considered. Only registered WLU undergraduates may apply.

If interested, please complete the on-line MAC Employment Application: Peer Mentors (Fall 2014,Sept - Dec)form, or drop by BA432 to find out more information.