Academic Mentors and Tutors of MSUB
Comprised of volunteers from the student community of MSU Billings, The Academic Mentors and Tutors volunteer time as a study support team to high school students in need within the community of Billings. The team serves as mentors, supporting the students and helping them to develop practical skills that are applicable in the real world, while also providing the academic assistance they need in their academic pursuits. By giving back to Billings in this way, the MSUB Study Support Team promotes academic ambition and helps to reconnect the University to the community at large.
About the Program
The Office for Community Involvement along with the TRiO programs, Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search, have developed a new program for students of MSU Billings to serve as tutors and mentors to high school-aged students in Billings Public Schools.
The Upward Bound and Talent Search programs serve roughly 700 economically disadvantaged and First Generation College bound students in the Billings community and roughly 130 attend Billings Senior High. These students are in need of additional assistance to ensure their academic success as well as peer mentorship or guidance in order that they may realize their goal to graduate and move on to post-secondary educational programs. As Tutor/Mentors to the students of Senior High, volunteers from MSU Billings have an opportunity to gain practical and professional experience through public service. Additionally, this is a great opportunity for MSU Billings students to gain experience, add to their resume, and build relationships with local educators and administration.
We are currently accepting applications from students within the MSU Billings community who are enthusiastic about community outreach, mentoring, and working with younger students to help them achieve academic success. Students from any area of study or discipline are welcome to apply, as students at Senior will require assistance in a wide array of subject areas.
Office for Community Involvement will offer tutor and mentor training sessions for those MSU Billings students involved in the program. After successfully completing the training, the Tutor/Mentor team will provide one-on-one assistance to students at Billings Senior High after school, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, as well as on Wednesday mornings. Interested volunteers should have available time in their schedules to accommodate at least one of these.
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or request an application, please feel free to contact me. You can forward any inquiries or interest to Maggie Connors in The Office for Community Involvement - SUB 225, (406) 896-5817.