Bridging Berkeley Mentor Application

Bridging Berkeley Mentor Application

Middle school students are facing incredible challenges as they return to school after a year of remote learning. During remote learning Bridging Berkeley sponsored both math homework help and individual mentoring through Zoom Mentors. This fall we are transitioning back to in person mentoring. Bridging Berkeley mentors will offer in person homework help, math help, and overall mentoring for students at LongfellowKing, or Willard Middle Schools and at Young Adult Project (YAP) Recreation Center.

All mentors are required to be fingerprinted.

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

(as it appears on your identification)

(as it appears on your identification)

Lived First Name
What city/state did you go to middle school in?

If not, leave blank

2. Personal Information

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?

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

What is your 2023-2024 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 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

Mentoring Availability
Fill out the days/times you are free to mentor. If not free on a day, select “Not Available.” Note each site will require about 30 minutes of travel each way to get there. 

Please allow for 30 minutes of travel time from campus to each site when entering the time you can start mentoring. So if you get out of class at 2:30pm, put 3:00pm as the earliest time you can start.

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

Have you mentored with Bridging Berkeley or Zoom Mentors before?

If yes, what site did you mentor at?

How many hours a week do you hope to mentor?

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 Mentor Contract?

4. Short Answers

1. Why are you interested in being a mentor? 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: