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Peer Mentors


Bev Askegaard
Director of the Learning Skills Center

Have you ever felt that you might like to meet with a seasoned MBC student who “knows the ropes?” Someone who can talk about your classes? Someone who will listen to personal concerns that you have — such as roommate problems? Someone who will help you to get organized? Someone to discuss effective note taking, reading, and/or test taking techniques here at MBC?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, peer mentoring may be for you! Peer mentors, who are trained by the director of the Learning Skills Center, are available to help you manage your time, learn effective study skills, and adjust to college life.

You meet with your mentor about once a week at times and locations that are agreeable to both of you. A meeting might have a particular focus, such as time management or note taking. However, at any meeting you can feel free to discuss any problems/concerns that might affect your progress at MBC. Both you and your mentor sign confidentiality agreements, so anything you discuss will be considered strictly confidential.

If you would like to try mentoring, or if you would like to hear more about it, please call Bev Askegaard, director of the Learning Skills Center (x7250)

Contact Beverly Askegaard, director, to learn more about peer mentoring or to request a peer mentor.

540-887-7250
baskegaa@mbc.edu