# Math Mentor

## Math Mentor Mission Statement

The mission of the UVU Math Mentor Program is to provide opportunities for students who have overcome their struggles in mathematics to develop the skills necessary to return and help students in developmental math courses through:

- Teaching and Encouraging Metacognitive Practices
- Mathematics Learning Strategies and Study Skills
- Student-to-Student Interaction

## What is a Math Mentor?

Math mentors are UVU students who have recently either completed a developmental mathematics course or a mathematics course that satisfies their quantitative literacy requirement. Math mentors model self-awareness, critical thinking, and commitment to rigorous academic standards. They support their instructors by aiding in the planning and facilitations of their classes. Math mentors help students in developmental mathematics courses by helping them discover how to be smart learners of mathematics through study groups as well as studying independently.

## Requirements

- Be an example of a successful student.
- Participate in the pre-Fall semester Bootcamp (held in early August).
- Attend, facilitate, and take part of the mentor class MAT 240R. Maintain a grade of a B+ or better.
- Meet weekly with assigned mentor
- Complete 10 mentoring hours per week. These hours will consist of time spent in assigned MAT courses as well as time spent helping students in or outside the classroom.

## Become a Math Mentor

Complete the prerequisite developmental mathematics course with a B (3.0) or higher. Maintain an overall academic GPA of 3.0 or higher. Math mentors need to be referred by their prior mathematics instructor, who looks for the following qualities in a math mentor:

- Dependability
- Timeliness
- Ability to interact and work with others
- Leadership and initiative
- Excellent study skills