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Scope

FYSE Peer Mentors (PMs) work with both multilingual/international and native English-speaking students enrolled in First-Year Seminar--Expository (FYSE), part of the FYS sequence at Transy.  Under the guidance of FYSE faculty, peer mentors meet with groups of FYSE students to discuss the cultural contexts of texts and the academic supports (e.g. librarians, faculty, ESL instructor, Writing Center staff, Master Student Program, advisers, etc.) that might address specific needs of the students.

Peer mentors will be expected to work with FYSE students in small groups or one-on-one in the following ways:
  • talking about and reinforcing the culture of academics at Transy,
  • identifying specific academic concerns and challenges of FYSE students, 
  • discussing cultural and social contexts of reading assignments in FYSE (or other courses),
  • serving as neutral listening ears for the students as they navigate college academic experiences,
  • funneling students in the direction of academic supports that might help them better manage academic concerns and challenges.

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