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Academic Support Mentoring Program
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/16/2011
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Student-Athlete Mentoring Program

For Mentors:

1. Submit application to Julie Vandiver at or 228 Krzyzewski Center
2. We will contact you to set up an interview if we feel you are someone we can use.
3. You will need to attend a mandatory training session before you can meet with students.
4. You are required to attend at least 2 additional training sessions throughout the year and failure to do so will result in dismissal.
5. All mentoring appointments must take place in the Yoh Football Center or Krzyzewski Center, unless otherwise approved.

To mentor with Duke Athletics, we look for candidates that demonstrate a high level of integrity as well as candidates that are graduate students or have a Master’s degree. Academic mentors play a critical function in the academic and social acclimation of freshman student-athletes. The mentor serves as an academic resource, offering learning strategies, study skills and time management techniques for academic success. More broadly, the mentor/student relationship is built on trust, gained through frequent interaction and working together. The academic mentor will work primarily with students on writing; an ability to write and convey proficient writing technique is essential.

Each week that you work with a student you must turn in a tutor timesheet, downloaded from this site or turned in electronically via email. The form must be submitted to Julie Vandiver in office 228 in the Krzyzewski Center. Mentors WILL NOT be paid for timesheets older than 30 days.

The current hourly rate for mentors is $15.00/hour. In order to be paid you must complete the proper paper work. Sessions are scheduled either once or twice a week for 1.5 hours depending on student need.

Maintaining academic integrity is of the upmost importance. Mentors are persons of integrity, who can distinguish the difference between right and wrong, and are fully committed to following NCAA rules and the Duke Community Standard. It goes without saying that a mentor should not do work for student-athletes or provide any level of help that causes the mentor discomfort. In addition, they should report to Julie Vandiver any student who asks for, or seems to expect, excessive or inappropriate assistance.

Click here for a tutor timesheet

Click here for a mentor application