BSV ‘Remote Learning’ Mentoring in Berkeley Middle Schools

 After a successful pilot program in the spring of 2020, BSV is expanding our Remote Mentoring Program to 2 BUSD middle schools (King & Longfellow) for the 2020-21 school year.

Who are BSV’s mentors?

  • Tech-savvy college-aged “near peers”
  • Strengths in connecting with diverse learners, time management/organization, reading/writing and/or math
  • Warm, patient, equity-focused, and committed to student success
  • Can reside anywhere (since all mentoring is from remote)

What do mentors do?

After screening and orientation, mentors are paired with a student who has asked for additional support. Mentors and mentees “check in” 1-2 times each week for about 30-45 minutes, via phone or video chat. Check-ins focus on building rapport, organizing time and assignments, troubleshooting tricky academics, and celebrating student progress. Mentors will be given access to their mentee’s Google Classroom account to keep tabs on assignments and progress.

Mentors complete a brief digital progress update each week about their mentee. Mentors also receive periodic coaching updates from our team, and have ongoing access to administrators for troubleshooting, as necessary.

Mentors are matched with a mentee either for the school year, or a semester.

Interested in becoming a BSV Mentor?  Fill out BSV’s Mentoring Interest form