Frequently Asked Questions
What does a GEARS mentor do?
- GEARS mentors are hired to be positive role models to local youth struggling to succeed in school
- Job duties include academic tutoring as well as cultural/recreational mentoring activities one weekend per month
- For more information, view our GEARS Mentor Position Description
How much do I get paid?
- GEARS mentors earn a stipend of up to $500 per semester
How many hours are typically involved?
- A typical week includes 4-6 hours of tutoring
- Weekend mentoring activities occur monthly, lasting 4-6 hours each
How does the GEARS course relate to my service?
- Enrolling in SOCI 270: Understanding and Appreciating Youth At Risk will enhance your mentoring experience by improving group communication, reinforcing new concepts, and providing a base for understanding your role as a college student, active community member, and global citizen.
What if I do not have a car/do not drive?
- Many GEARS mentors carpool to tutoring in the community