Mentor a Cal Teach Student
Local K–12 science and math teachers are an integral part of the Cal Teach program and we are always eager to connect and work with educators interested in supporting the next generation of outstanding teachers. We depend on experienced elementary, middle school, and high school teachers to serve as mentors to our students during their field-based experiences.
Mentor teachers open their classrooms to Cal Teach students, offering guidance and support as they begin to learn about classroom teaching. Pairs of Cal Teach students come into the classroom to observe and assist mentor teachers for 1–4 hours a week. Click here for more information about being a mentor teacher.
If you would like a pair of volunteers this upcoming semester please email the Student Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To voice any concerns regarding your current mentee(s) this semester please fill out the Field Placement Trouble Shoot Form. The Student Services Coordinator will reach out to further discuss your concerns.
Why Volunteer with
Host enthusiastic UC Berkeley STEM undergraduates to assist in your classroom.
Participate in a nationally-recognized program to help train tomorrow's teachers, your future colleagues.
Provide opportunities to pick up new ideas for your own teaching through our Cal Teach students.
"My Cal Teach students were very well-prepared and adaptable to different ways to interact with my students."
"Volunteers were enthusaistic about teaching math to my students. They were patient and caring."
"I found my one Cal Teach student to be very well prepared, consistent, and positive."
"I think students were very prepared to teach the lessons and did a great job incorporating my feedback."