"I can tell that Stephanie cares that students do well and that they understand concepts/ideas. She's a good mentor who tries to get every student to engage, and makes everyone feel comfortable."
"All mentor sessions provided a comfortable environment where we were all able to discuss and actively participate in discussions about the course material."
"Her positive energy and sincere concern for each of us made it a pleasant mentor session. I felt very comfortable."
"Mentor was very active and passionate about her role and responsibilities. [She] helped everyone engage in assignments and worked through problems with us on an individual basis. She provided a lot of support for students."
"The mentor helped us create a community with students by doing group activities which was helpful because I felt like a made a lot of friends from mentor sessions."
"My mentor was great, she made sure we were all on the right track, she made the mentor session fun and had us all engaged in the learning process."
- Student comments from end-of-term surveys
Job Description: Graduate Sophomore Inquiry Mentor September 2011- August 2012
Provided support to undergraduate students taking interdisciplinary courses, called Sophomore Inquiry classes.
Worked alongside a faculty member, providing administrative support as needed.
Attended a course with students twice a week, mentoring successful student behaviors.
Planned for and delivered meaningful academic and interpersonal experiences within weekly 50- minute small group mentoring sessions.
Facilitated communication and teamwork between the faculty member and students.
Developed quarterly goals and an online portfolio of work.
To learn more about my work as a graduate mentor at Portland State, visit my e-portfolio.