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Peer Mentor Program


Krzysztof Slowinski
Associate Dean
(562) 985-8064

What is a Peer Mentor?

Jensen SAS Peer Mentors are upper-division science and math students who volunteer to assist first-year freshmen during their academic and social transition to life at CSULB as part of the Science & Math Enrichment Program. Peer Mentors share their experiences as CSULB students, give direction, encourage student success, and serve as Peer Tutors. As a peer mentor, students have the opportunity to give back to their campus community, improve leadership skills, develop facilitation abilities, help foster a successful learning environment, and pass on a legacy of altruism.

Students receiving tutoring


  • Mentor first-year freshmen
  • Participate in the campus community as CNSM representatives
  • Improve leadership skills through conducting group activities
  • Develop facilitation abilities via interaction with other Mentors and Mentees
  • Foster a successful learning environment through Peer Tutoring
  • Pass on a legacy of commitment and service


  • Minimum 2.7 GPA, 3.0 GPA and above in the major preferred
  • Declared Science or Mathematics majors ONLY
  • Will have completed at least 60 units by the end of the Spring 2015 semester, AND be entering into third year or beyond
  • Ability to tutor introductory CNSM courses (particularly Chemistry)
  • A sincere interest in helping freshmen and CNSM students
  • A desire to represent the CNSM and the Jensen SAS Center, in outreach and orientation activities


Applications & Interview

Application steps:

  1. Complete a paper Application form (pick up an application from the SAS Center, or print out the Peer Mentor Application).
  2. Have your recommender complete the Letter of Reference form and provide a confidential letter of reference.
  3. After you are invited for an interview, you will need to sign up for an interview time (first come, first served). You must have submitted a completed application to be interviewed.


The 2015-2016 application is now closed.