Alumni Tutoring & Mentoring Program

The Alumni Tutoring and Mentoring (ATM) Program provides SDSU MSW alumni support to current students facing immediate and significant academic challenges. Examples of support include, but are not limited to, assistance with papers, presentations, study habits, and providing academic success mentoring. Prior to requesting a drop-in mentor, students should work with their professor and social work academic advisor to ensure that other courses and campus resources have been exhausted. Students may be referred to ATM by their professors or a school advisor/staff person using the ATM referral form (link at bottom of this page).

ATM Mentor Duties

  • Provide assistance to students through educational and supportive activities that improve academic achievement;
  •  Discuss class material and assist with preparing for exams and finalizing papers;
  • Share information about learning strategies; and
  • Foster an encouraging, positive learning environment.

Process Flow

  • Requests for ATM are submitted to the school director for screening and review by using the link below;
  • Dr. Daly will match a student with a tutor and provide introductions via an email message;
  • A tutor will work with a student to identify campus location, day and time for tutoring;
  • Online support may also be provided via email message exchange.
  • Drop-in Mentor Recruitment & Training
  • Drop-in mentors will be recruited, screened and trained by the School of Social Work;
  • Prospective volunteers will submit a current resume, information about their interest and what they would contribute as a mentor and their schedule availability;
  • Prospective volunteers will complete the SDSU Human Resources volunteer form after recruitment;
  • Drop-in mentoring sessions will be a min. 30 minutes & max. of one hour long and may be booked weekly on a recurring basis ;
  • Prospective volunteers will provide information on availability with a commitment to provide at least one hour of tutoring/mentoring per week;
  • Drop-in mentors will refer students with serious “non-academic” concerns to Dr. Daly; and
  • The SSW will seek input from tutors and students regularly to evaluate and improve the process as needed.

Other Campus Resources


• Program Oversight – Dr. Min (Director of SDSU School of Social Work,  [email protected])

Faculty Referral Link 

Contact Us

SDSU Social Work

Hepner Hall room 119
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4119