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Peer Mentoring

What is a Peer Mentor?

The Learning Alliance Peer Mentor Program seeks upper-division students who will guide entering freshmen by sharing their knowledge, encouraging student success, and providing new students with continuing support. As a peer mentor, students have the opportunity to improve leadership skills, facilitate discussions, help create a successful learning environment, and develop expertise in group dynamics and effective communication.

Peer mentors are assigned to each CLA 195 – Introduction to Learning Communities course along with a faculty and professional staff member. CLA 195 meets twice each week during the fall semester. In addition, peer mentors must enroll in and attend a seminar once a week.


What’s the time commitment?

Your time commitment as a peer mentor will require an average of five to six hours per week as follows:

  • Enrollment in and attendance at the Peer Mentor three-unit seminar
  • Weekly team planning sessions to develop and coordinate effective peer mentor lesson plans
  • Attendance and participation in assigned CLA 195 course
  • Occasional events and activities planned in collaboration with Alliance Peer Mentors, Staff, and Faculty
  • This is a great personal and professional won’t want to miss out!

    Contact Us:

    CSULB Learning Alliance

    1250 Bellflower Blvd.

    Long Beach, CA 90840-3904

    P: (562) 985-7804
    F: (562) 985-2477

    Location: PH1-104