Bridging Berkeley Mentor Application

Bridging Berkeley mentors offer in-person homework help with a focus on math  and overall mentoring for students at Longfellow Middle School, King Middle, and at Young Adult Project (YAP) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Services Center. All mentors must be fingerprinted/background checked, submit proof of a negative TB test or risk assessment, and complete a Child Abuse & Neglect Mandated Reporter training before they may begin working with youth.

New Applicants: Please fill out the full application below

Returning Mentors: If you mentored previously, fill out your name, email and Section 3.

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
Friday Friday

Have you mentored with Bridging Berkeley 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 help middle schoolers prioritize homework projects?

How would you rate your experience with 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. 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).

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