Academic Peer Mentors (APM) work closely with humanities faculty at Stonehill College. They collaborate as a team with their supervising professors and are actively engaged with students inside and outside of the classroom. Because APMs are extensions of the professor, their role differs depending on whom they work with.
Generally, the position involves duties in three areas:
- APMs work on the course with the professor outside of class.
- APMs serve as co-teachers in the classroom modeling successful student behavior and helping the professor generate, direct, and improve class discussion.
- APMs work with students outside of class tutoring and clarifying the professor's instructions, reading students' drafts, overseeing group meetings, and hosting out-of-class learning experiences (e.g., films, meals, extended discussions).