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Peer Mentor Section


WELCOME PEER MENTORS! 

Peer Mentor Handbook 

Table of Contents

Section #1: Introduction and Overview of Peer Mentoring

•    Philosophy of the Queen’s Peer Mentoring Program
•    Program Policies
•    Counselling Services and Disability Services Staff
•    Emergency Contact List
•    Peer Mentoring Training Schedule
•    List of Peer Mentors for the Year of 2012/2013
•    Learning Strategies Development Workshop Schedule for 2012/13

Section #2: Mentoring Policy

•    Mentor Contract
•    Scheduling Process for Mentors
•    Mentors’ Most Frequently Asked Questions

Section #3: Useful Mentoring Forms

•    Peer Mentoring Contract
•    Record of Mentoring Sessions
•    Peer Mentoring Log
•    Mentor Self-Evaluation
•    Student Self-Evaluation
•    Peer Mentor Review

Section #4: Successful Mentoring “How-To’s”

•    How to Book A Mentoring Room
•    First Mentoring Session Suggestions 
•    Mentoring Relationship: PAGE Approach
•    Eight Steps to Mentoring
•    Goal Setting Questions
•    Sample Mentoring Techniques & Points to Remember
•    Mentoring Diagnostic Checklist
•    Tutoring Techniques as They Apply to Mentoring
•    Roadblocks to Communication
•    “Caution”
•    Mentoring Challenges
•    A Final Word

Section #5: All About the Mentee’s

•    Disability Issues
•    A Quick Guide to Different Types of Learners
•    Learning How You Learn

Section #6: Tests and Assessments

•    SSHQ
•    SSHQ Summary
•    SSHQ Interpretation
•    SSHQ Strengths and Areas of Improvement
•    Healthy Lifestyles Assessment
•    Survey Your Present Habits

Section #7: Time Management

•    Managing your time at University
•    Time Monitoring Form
•    Time Management Matrix
•    Course Planner
•    Weekly Time Use Form
•    Weekly Schedule
•    Weekly Planner
•    Term Calendar
•    2-Month Schedule
•    Task Analysis  - Type 1
•    Task Analysis – Type 2
•    Time Management and the LD or ADHD Student
•    Study Area Analysis
•    Super Study Spots

Section #8: Learning from Lectures, Note-Taking and Readings

•    The SQ3R Method for Studying Textbooks
•    Learning from Lectures: Note-Taking
•    How to Properly Use Creative Graphing
•    How to Read a Physics Textbook
•    Text Guider
•    Learning Skills For Students with ADD

Section #9: Essays, Labs and Assignments

•    Form of an Essay
•    Essay Writing Made Easy
•    Useful Definitions for Essays and Examination Questions

Section #10: Everything Exam-Related!

•    The 5 Day Study Plan
•    How to Use a “5 Day Study Plan”
•    Tips for Preparing for Problem Solving Exams
•    Multiple Choice Exams: Strategies and How to Take Them
•    Strategies for Essay Exams
•    Beating Exam Anxiety
•    A Studying Checklist for Each Exam

Section #11: Stress, Stress and More Stress!

•    5 Steps to Stress Management: just ASK ME
•    10 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Stress
•    The Art of Worrying
•    The Stress Test
•    Tension Diary
•    Relaxation and Stretching Exercises to Do at Night
•    Some Tips and Tricks to Relaxation
•    Stress Management Resources (Websites and Books)
•    Guided Relaxation Exercise, mp3 (right-click and select Save Link As...)

Section #12: Lifestyle

•    Self-Care Checklist
•    Sleep and the Functioning Student
•    Sleep Diary
•    Alcohol and Academics