Academic Support for Success
Our highly trained academic peer mentors can assist you with subjects that can often be difficult and required for a variety of majors across campus (engineering, business, chemistry, economics, and world languages). Tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis or by appointment. 

Tutors will work together with you to help you better understand concepts. Please respect their work by doing your own work before coming to a tutoring session. Bring all texts, homework assignments, notes, etc. with you, as we do not have such materials.

We are looking for qualified applicants to be Peer Mentors. If you think the following qualifications please consider downloading our application and recommendation form.


  • Must be full-time students in good academic and disciplinary standing. A student may not be awarded or maintain a Peer Mentor position while on academic or disciplinary probation. 
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have completed or be enrolled in a majority of required core classes. 
  • Must have the ability to relate to students of diverse backgrounds. 
  • Must have well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Must have a working knowledge of all aspects of Residence Life to appropriately assist, advise, and serve as a liaison between students and other members of the community.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor please download this Application Form and Recommendation Form.

There is wealth of support available for UAF students check-out these other resources!

For help with writing, please see the Writing Center
801 Gruening Bldg.  
Phone: (907) 474-5314 

For help with math, please see the Math Lab
305 Chapman
Phone: (907) 474-7332

For help with chemistry, please see the Chemistry Learning Center
244 Reichardt
Phone: (907) 474-6287 

For help with physics, please see the Physics Homework Help
122 Reichardt
Phone: (907) 474-7339 

For help with advising, please see Academic Advising
5th Floor Gruening Bldg.
Phone: (907) 474-6396

For help with rural student services, please see RSS
Brooks Bldg.
Phone: (907) 474-7871
Phone: 1-888-478-1452 (Toll Free Within Alaska) 
            1-907-474-7871 (Local)

Who are the Peer Mentors?

Tallinn Walker

I am a peer mentor because I am the cautionary tale. I had a hard time adjusting to the college academic level from high school, and didn't do so well. I want to help Freshmen have a smoother transition than I did and not feel so overwhelmed. I am a senior this year studying Linguistics with hopes of working for the State Department in the future. 

Jessica Herzog

Hi Everyone! I am a senior in Natural Resource Management. I plan to restore habitat and work with birds of prey. I also want to go to grad school. I am a peer mentor because it is convenient and fun to live on campus, but also because I enjoy helping people adjust to college life. Coming to college, especially if you came from out of state like myself can be a scary experience. I want to ease that fear. I also enjoy sharing my experiences with class, research, and projects with others. 

Best Kulavitaya 

I spent most of my life in Thailand, before I moved to CA in 2013, then I realized how much I love moving so now I'm here in Alaska. This is my second year at UAF as a petroleum engineering major. I'm planning on switching to chemical engineering, so I'll most likely transfer to some school in CA next year. Since this is my last year at UAF, I want to make the most of it! Peer mentors last year made my life so much easier by helping me with my classes, and that was why I applied for the position. It sucks watching people struggle, so I'm hoping to help make your first year as easy as possible :)  

Josh Hartman 

Josh is an undergraduate student at UAF where he is majoring in biological sciences and minoring in economics. He also writes science articles for the Sun Star, because he likes science a lot. Josh plays the guitar and enjoys listening to all genres of music, especially when he is procrastinating his actual work. In the future, Josh plans on becoming a neuroscientist and biology professor. I wanted to be a Peer Mentor because I enjoy teaching. 

Yojana Gurav 

Hi I am Yojana. I am from India and I completed my undergrad in Petroleum Engineering and started working as a Petroleum Engineer with Reliance Industries Limited, India. After working in the industry for 7 years, I thought of coming back to school for masters as a part of lifelong learning. So here I am, in Alaska, currently in second year of masters in Petroleum Engineering. I love to help others in studies and provide guidance, so I thought Peer Mentor job is perfect for me. It is a good opportunity to give back something to society.  

Nag Pamidi 

As a peer mentor, I would like to help you to achieve your academic goals. I'm a grad student, electrical engineering major, and I have finished my undergrad in India. I'm planning to be a professional engineer. I enjoy a multitude of sports and adventures. I like cooking if you ever spot me in the kitchen while I'm cooking, please feel free to taste the freshly made delicious food. 

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