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.
- Requests for ATM are submitted to Dr. Donna Daly for screening and review by school director 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
- SDSU Writing Center and Math/Statistics Learning Center
- EOP Learning Support Center (NOTE: must be registered with EOP)
• Program Oversight – Dr. Min (Director of SDSU School of Social Work)
• Program Coordinator – Dr. Daly (firstname.lastname@example.org)