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Freshman Year Initiative

- What is a Mentor

- Mentor's Responsibility

  • Assist in registration and Orientation for 8 days during the summer.
  • Visit two English 110 courses assigned to them in correlation to their paired mentor.
  • Attend a single office hour a week (in the FYI office: located in Honors Hall, room 05), the hour being a time in which neither of their English 110 classes are in session.
  • Customize and forward template emails and information to their students which are composed by the Freshman Year Initiative program Mentor Supervisors.
  • Work together with their English 110 teachers in a professional and respectable manner in order to benefit the students.
  • Provide students with vital college-life information and answer questions that have been proposed to them by the students in person or via email.
  • Provide selective tutoring to students during their office hour depending on the mentors' course concentrations (majors, minors & standing).
  • Provide students with guidance in terms of major and minor course paths:
    • Courses that fulfill requirements depicted by the general education department.
    • Courses that may fulfill requirements for students who have more than one concentration in mind.
    • Courses that the mentor may recommend from personal experience.
  • Provide students with time management skills.

- Mentor Application Process

    The FYI office invites students who have been enrolled for a semester or more at Queens College to apply for a position as an FYI Mentor for our program. The FYI program will begin the process of accepting and analyzing mentor applications from late February into the middle of March.

- Mentor Application Form

Mentor Supervisors:

AlannaAlanna Carlino
Major: Applied Mathematics & Computer Science
Office Hour: 

MariaMaria Biondi
Major: Dietetics
Minor: Spanish
Office Hour: 

Mattheus Mattheus Oliveira
Major: Comparative Literature, English & Philosophy
Office Hour: 

Natasha Natasha Bhalla
Major: Corporate Finance & Economics
Minor: Accounting
Office Hour: 

Nathan Nathaniel Lemarie
Major: Applied Mathematics & Economics
Office Hour:


 Office Information

Freshman Year Initiative
Honors Hall Room 5
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, New York 11367

Phone: (718) 997-5567 
Fax: (718) 997-5674

Dr. Martin Braun
Director of Freshman Year Initiative Program

Dr. Ann Davison
Associate Director of Freshman Year Initiative Program

Ms. Susan Braver
Administrative Assistant

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