CollegeSpring’s Model: Teaching + Tutoring
Experienced, credentialed teachers deliver CollegeSpring’s classroom content, but with 20+ students in a class, it is impossible for teachers to review every topic in depth. Since the beginning, small-group tutoring with current undergraduates has been a key piece of CollegeSpring’s success.
As a CollegeSpring mentor, you will work with students each week in small groups of three to five to identify and solidify confusing concepts. In the intimacy of a small-group setting, students gain confidence asking questions and discussing answers with peers. As a mentor and a tutor, you will facilitate discussion and provide the skilled guidance needed to help students really “get it.”
In addition helping students prepare for the SAT, as a CollegeSpring mentor you will also prepare students for the college admissions and financial aid processes. Your own story will be one of your key assets as you help students realize that what seems like a daunting obstacle is actually do-able.
Why College Students are Crucial
As a CollegeSpring mentor, you are more than a tutor–you are a role model. As a college student, students can relate to you in a way that they can’t relate to their teachers. Many of our students will be the first in their families to go to college, and don’t know what college will be like. Sharing about your own college experience will help them envision themselves as college students and see college as a possibility. By building relationships with high-achieving undergraduates who are leaders at their schools, our students gain confidence in their own potential.
Learn More and Apply!
Learn more about working with CollegeSpring.
- What will I gain from this experience? How do I know if I’d be a good fit? View position descriptions and read our Summer FAQ.
- What is CollegeSpring’s impact? Learn more about how CollegeSpring mentors help students increase their SAT scores and confidently pursue college admissions.