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14 September 2023

See yourself as a Deakin Maths Mentor? Apply now to begin in Trimester 1, 2024!

Do you love to crunch numbers? If the answer is yes, come join us! We’re currently seeking to recruit more Maths Mentors to join the Students Helping Students team in 2024.

To apply, you must be a current student who has completed at least eight units of undergraduate study at Deakin by the commencement of Trimester 1, 2024, and have a strong interest in mathematics and helping students better understand how they can succeed at Deakin. This is a paid role with training provided and you’ll work with students in both face-to-face and online environments.

You can learn more about Maths Mentors on the Current Students website or visit UniHub. Applications close on 3 November 2023.

So what’s it like being a Maths Mentor, you ask?

Maths Mentor Jennifer TranCurrent student and Senior Maths Mentor Jennifer Tran gave us her insights into what she enjoys about being a Maths Mentor.

I became a Maths Mentor because I love numbers and am passionate about helping others. I did not know about the Maths Mentors until my friend told me about it in my first year of university. Once he had described the mentoring program to me, I knew I had to apply and that it would be an excellent opportunity to get involved with other Deakin students and the university.

My favourite thing about being a Maths Mentor is what I describe as the ‘light-bulb moment’. This is basically when students who are struggling with a problem suddenly understand, and everything falls into place.

It is very rewarding to see students build up their confidence, self-esteem and problem-solving skills.

This role has provided me with MANY opportunities to develop myself, personally and professionally, which I don’t think would have been possible if I hadn’t joined the Maths Mentors. Joining the Maths Mentors early on allowed me to experience my first professional job and laid down the foundation of what was expected of me professionally, and aided me in developing my personal characteristics. I am forever grateful to everyone at Maths Mentors for helping me grow, not only as a professional but also as a person.

What would I say to eligible students who may be thinking about applying to become a Maths Mentor? Apply. Apply. Apply. You will not regret it. The team you will be working with, and the support provided, is amazing!

Apply now!

Submit your application to become a Maths Mentor today! If you have any queries, please direct these to [email protected].

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