Academic Success Mentoring Program
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Welcome to the Academic Success Mentoring Program for International Students
What is the Academic Success Mentoring Program (ASM)?
ASM is a peer-mentoring program sponsored by the Center for International Students (CIS) and specifically aimed at helping international students perform better academically. By meeting with a peer mentor one-on-one, students work on developing better study skills, overcoming test anxiety, managing their time more effectively, and more.
Who are the academic mentors? How can they help me?
We are students who have learned how to be successful at Truman. Because we have been through the same challenges you have: struggling to balance school, work, and friendships; mustering up the courage to raise our hands in class; and preparing for a major test or paper. We are better able to help you overcome those challenges. We are not tutors, but we can help you find ways to learn information better and find the resources that will help you become a better student.
How much time am I going to need to devote to this?
Not much! Each meeting with your mentor will last 20-30 minutes at most. You might find, however, that the way you manage your time changes drastically. (This is a good thing.)
Will others know about me doing this?
Only if you want them to. ASM is completely confidential, and personal information will never be discussed beyond you, your mentor, and evaluations with Melanee or Randee Rae. We hope, however, that you will be proud of your involvement and recommend the SSS to others!
What do I need to do as a member of ASM?
Give a strong effort, attend the weekly meetings with your mentor (and give advance warning if you need to cancel), try to follow their advice, and give feedback so we can find how best to help you. The more you put into this relationship, the more you will get out of it.
To get involved, contact the ISAO at email@example.com.
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