Academic Peer Mentoring

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the demands of college life? Would you like to know how your peers are succeeding at Bowdoin? Are you interested in developing effective learning strategies to help you thrive at Bowdoin?
From Left: Meg Weinstock '23, Lionel Welz '24, Charlie Galicich '24, Izzy Miller '23,
Idaly Sandoval '24, & Aadhya Ramineni '23

What is academic peer mentoring?

Academic Peer Mentors slides 
Academic Peer Mentoring is an interactive process and working partnership between a student and a peer. Academic Peer Mentors are juniors and seniors who work with Bowdoin students committed to discovering strategies and approaches that will best help achieve their peers' personal academic goals. An Academic Peer Mentor is an experienced Bowdoin student who helps you improve your overall academic performance, and who provides advice, support and knowledge. Academic Peer Mentors also provide resources to assess students' strengths and areas for growth and to develop individually tailored time management, organizational, and study strategies.

Besides weekly individual one-on-one meetings, mentors additionally lead or co-lead Wicked Smart Groups and workshops for student groups.

An Academic Peer Mentor can meet with you just once to help you finetune your current strategies or several times to develop and implement a more comprehensive plan for academic improvement. Below are some of the areas with which peer mentors can help:

  • Academic adjustment to Bowdoin
  • Understanding and using available resources
  • Time management
  • Organizational skills
  • Procrastination
  • Study skill
  • Memory
  • Reading
  • Getting papers started on time
  • Test taking

Can't wait to get started? Want to connect with a peer mentor?