CASA Now Offering CRLA Certification for Mentors

February 14, 2014

CASA

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is now offering University students certification to become a Mentor through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

The mentors at CASA must meet certain requirements given by the CRLA’s International Mentor Training Program Certification. Mentors are required to take mandatory training on a variety of topics and areas assigned by the association, such as professional ethics of peer mentors, cultural awareness, mentors’ roles, conflict resolution, mentees’ motivation, campus resources and referrals, academic advising, and more. The certification also requires that mentors acquire mentoring hours of experience.

To be a CASA mentor, a student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, knowledge about University services, be eager to help students, and be successful in college. CASA is currently looking to hire more mentors; all Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students are encouraged to apply. After becoming a CASA mentor, the certification process begins. Certified mentors aid students on success strategies, note taking, study skills, and campus services. Mentors are knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and successful students who understand the struggles of a college student.

For more information about the Mentor certification through CASA, contact Andrea Amaya at 361-825-3649; or email andrea.amaya@tamucc.edu.