Bridging Berkeley Mentor Application


ZOOM Mentors & Bridging Berkeley Math

Middle school students are facing incredible challenges as they return to school after a year of remote learning. Bridging Berkeley is hiring two types of mentors to provide support. 1) Zoom Mentors: will be matched with one student and will meet with them on Zoom twice/week to provide help with homework, organization, and social-emotional skills. Zoom Mentoring will occur 4:20pm-5:20pm 2) Math Homework Helpers: will provide in-person math help afterschool to groups of students. Note that Zoom Mentors will work remotely and Math Mentors will be in-person.

All mentors will work with students at either Longfellow, King, or Willard Middle Schools and must be free during after school hours Mon-Thurs for 60 minutes.

All mentors are required to be fingerprinted.

Out-of-State Residents: Unfortunately, if you are currently living out of California (including internationally), you cannot meet the CA fingerprinting requirement. We hope you’ll consider mentoring in the future!

New Applicants: Please fill out the full application below

Returning Mentors: If you mentored previously, fill out Sections 1-3 and skip Section 4.

1. Contact & Background Info

Preferred Name
What city/state are you living in?
Note: out-of-state residents are unable to mentor

If not, leave blank

2. Your College

Please complete the following only if you are a college student at either UC Berkeley or another college. If you are not a college student, skip & go to Section 3: Scheduling/Mentoring Preferences.

Financial Aid
The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it. Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen.
Please check all that apply:

Not Eligible for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Eligible
Work-Study Eligible
Pell Grant Eligible

Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid

Do you hope to mentor for Work-Study, course credit (through one of your departments), or as a volunteer?
*Note: If you are not a Cal student you cannot be paid. Stipends may be available for BCC students.

If you are a Cal student & seeking Work Study pay, complete the following. (If not, go to Section 3.)

What is your 2021-2022 Work-Study allocation?
(Login to CalCentral and view “My Finances” tab)

Do you currently have an original document (like a passport or social security card) that you can show in a remote hiring session? Check this list.

Are you currently or have you ever been hired to work a campus job at UC Berkeley?

3. Schedule/Mentoring Preferences

Program Interest
Which mentoring program are you interested in? (select one or hold Shift to select both):

Mentoring Availability
Fill out the days/times you are free to mentor. If not free on a day, select “Not Available.”

Earliest Time You Can Start Mentoring Latest Time You Can Mentor Until
Monday Monday
Tuesday Tuesday
Wednesday Wednesday
Thursday Thursday

Do you have stable internet access and the ability to mentor remotely via zoom, using your camera?

Have you mentored with Zoom Mentors or Bridging Berkeley before?

If yes, what site did you mentor at?

Is there a mentee you hope to continue with? If yes, write their name(s) below:

How many hours a week do you hope to mentor? (Note: One-to-one Zoom Mentoring is 2 hours/week for one student)

Are you available to attend an online Orientation before you begin?

For the following please rate yourself as:

  • Strong (I am very confident in this ability)
  • Average (I get by, know most things, and can figure it out)
  • Weak (I probably shouldn’t mentor anyone with this need)
How would you rate your middle school math mentoring skills?

How would you rate your skills as a writing coach?
How would you rate your organizational skills and ability to support
online learning & assignment tracking?

How would you rate your experience with Special Education or different learning needs??

Do you have any experience with the following? (Hold “Command” to select multiple & you can share more in Short Answer #3):

Do you agree to the requirements outlined in the Zoom Mentoring Volunteer Contract or Work Study Mentor Contract?

Are you willing to upload a copy of your COVID vaccination before attending any in-person social events?

4. Short Answers

1. Why are you interested in being a Zoom Mentor or a Bridging Berkeley math helper? Please share your past experience working with youth or tutoring.

2. How would your identity help you connect with a struggling middle school student?


3. What are a couple skills or relevant experience you’d bring as a mentor?
(Tell us more about any of the skills/experience you selected above).

4. Describe any hobbies/interests or talents (i.e. arts, tech, sports, culture, etc.) and any extracurricular activities you are involved in: