Reading, Advising, & Mentoring Program

Apply to Become a RAMP Tutor/Peer Mentor

RAMP Tutors/Peer Mentors work with program participants to improve their reading and critical thinking skills and in becoming acclimated to the Cal Poly Pomona campus. Tutors receive comprehensive training in reading theories, tutoring practices, working one-on-one with program participants, and being an effective peer mentor.


  •  Available to work a minimum of 8 hours per week
  • CPP junior, senior, or graduate student in good academic standing
  • Completion of introductory English course (A2) with a grade of "B" or higher 
  • Minimum 2.5 overall GPA; 3.0 or above preferred
  • Knowledge of campus organizations, Canvas, and CPP Connect
  • Tutoring experience and knowledge of reading theories and pedagogical strategies preferred

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct 50-minute one-on-one sessions with participants to improve their comprehension, vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and reading rate
  • Facilitate small group peer mentoring sessions on topics relevant to helping students acclimate to college and CPP such as time management, networking, and graduate school preparation
  • Provide campus referrals and informational support
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation for each session
  • Attend mandatory program events and training meetings (most occur during U-hour on Tuesday or Thursday, or Friday afternoons)

Application Process

Please note: the RAMP Tutor/Peer Mentor application is typically available during spring term only (around mid-March).

  1. Apply using Cal Poly Pomona Foundation online application. Search RAMP Tutor/Peer mentor and click the "Apply" tab. Please attach a cover letter and current resume (include your GPA, class standing (junior, senior, grad student), expected term/year of graduation, employment history, and references in your resume).  
  2. Select applicants will be invited to take the Nelson Denny Reading Assessment.
  3. After scoring at or above grade-level, you will be provided a link to request two faculty recommendations. 
  4. Once we receive both recommendation forms, you will be invited to schedule an interview.
  5. Final selection is communicated by May 31st and training will occur in mid-August (the week before fall classes begin).

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