What does it mean to mentor another student?

In EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education, we look beyond the specifics of content-based tutoring, and think more broadly about how students learn—and how one learns to learn.

What stands in the way of a student's ability to engage with academic material? Each student we work with will bring in a unique set of skills and knowledge as well as a unique set of factors that have prohibited him or her from being academically successful at the UW.

Learn more about the UW tutoring & mentoring experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the course offered?
  • When and where does tutoring take place?
  • How many credits will I receive?
  • How can I learn more about the course?

For Winter Quarter 2015, our seminars will begin on January 5th and run through March 16th. We meet every Monday at 3:30pm-4:50pm or at 6:00pm-7:20pm with mandatory "meet your student" days on January 20th and 21st. Contact Leslie Ikeda (ikedal@uw.edu) for more registration information.

All tutoring takes place on campus according to you and your mentee's schedule.

You will receive two credits for working with one student or three credits for working with two students. A letter of recommendation will also be available upon request after completion of the seminar.

More information is available on the course syllabus and please feel free to contact Leslie Ikeda (ikedal@uw.edu) if you are interested in registering for our program!