Student Life & Leadership offers a wonderful Academic Mentor opportunity for
students. In partnership with Casa Familiar, a community resource center in the
San Ysidro area, we have created a commuter program for incoming firsttime
freshmen students. The program is called Casa Azteca.
What is Casa Azteca?
The goal of Casa Azteca is to assist first time freshmen as they make their
transition into San Diego State University. Casa Azteca is a mandatory program
for certain students from the San Ysidro, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and
National City areas. Students will enroll in a Casa Azteca University Seminar
course. The Casa Azteca program is designed to help students become
academically successful and engaged members of the SDSU community by
connecting them with faculty, staff, peers, and student involvement
opportunities early in their college career.
What is an Academic Mentor?
Firstgeneration students with successful university backgrounds and Spanish
speaking skills are encouraged to apply (but not required). Academic Mentors
will provide academic assistance with RWS or Math courses to Casa Azteca
students. Mentors will also serve as a role model for students and provide
academic advice (Academic advising training will be provided).
We are looking for students who have experience or are seeking experience
with community service organizations that impact the quality of lives of our
· Conduct academic assistance sessions to groups comprised of 16
students (Range: 1220
hours per week).
· Record attendance of Casa Azteca students.
· Use interactive learning strategies rather than reteach
· Inform students of study sessions (i.e. in class, email, Facebook,
· Participate and complete training on Thursday, August 16 th from 9am4pm
· Provide academic advice to students regarding upcoming semester
classes, careers, majors, minors, etc.
· Attend monthly meetings with the Casa Azteca Assistant Coordinator.
· Maintain frequent contact with the Casa Azteca Assistant Coordinator.
· Act as a positive and professional role model.
... for more information, please see the following flyers:
Casa Azteca Academic Mentor Application
Casa Azteca Academic Mentor Position Description