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Peer Mentoring

Peer mentors provide academic support for new students and students looking for better study skills.

A program assisting new students in the transition and adjustment to college by

  • Teaching good study habits and a knowledge of college resources
  • Fostering academic excellence
  • Promoting positive relationships with students, faculty, staff and the college community

Topics of Discussion Include

  • How to Access Information and Coursework
  • Note Taking and Study Skills
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Learning Styles
  • Test Preparation and Test Taking Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • School Stress and Anxiety
  • Class Performance and Grade Goals
  • Personality and Communication
  • Diversity
  • Preparing for Registration
  • Career Exploration
  • Locating and Accessing Resources
  • Health and Wellness


"I am grateful to Catawba Valley Community College's Peer Mentoring Program. . .for equipping me with the tools needed to succeed in college. I had not been in a classroom for 37 years and was terrified. I decided to participate in the Peer Mentoring Program, and was taught by my mentor how to succeed. After two years at Catawba Valley Community College, my grade point average has stayed at a 4.0." Stephen Brown

"I have an analogy of the Peer Mentoring Program as new kid on campus, and the last time I enrolled in school was 30 years ago. Here is a list of items needed,

  1. New book bag - $37.50
  2. Math book - $175.00
  3. Lunch in student center - $7.16
  4. Mentor - PRICELESS!!

I am very thankful for the Mentoring Program and surprised at the small amount of time I spent versus the enormous benefits I have gained from the program." Donna Keller

...this program has given me the skills and motivation to go from a C student in high school to an honor student in college! You and your program have helped me beyond my wildest dreams! Amber Carreon-Chavez

The PEER MENTORING PROGRAM is free and open to all new students.


Frank Pait
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4222