Become a Mentor

We need your help.  Apply Online Today

WTSF mentors come from a range of science and technology-focused industries that utilize math and science disciplines as part of their daily work. They encourage and guide as a parent, a teacher and an elder sibling. As a mentor, you will develop trust with your mentee by sharing parts of yourself and taking the time to learn about your student.

Qualities We Look for in a Mentor

  • You’re intelligent, energized, and motivated to never stop learning
  • You enjoy teaching about the fascinating and empowering world of math and science
  • You’re a subject matter expert that can bring science to life by sharing industry-based examples of science/technology in relevant, real-world applications
  • You can commit to participating in one-hour per week for the entire school year
  • You are a flexible thinker who can withstand small hiccups and respond to student questions in a thoughtful and creative ways.

Steps to Become a Mentor

photo of mentor/mentee pair, robin chae and kanchan armstrong

Please understand that the application process is comprehensive. Assuring the safety of our students by providing exemplary mentors is a responsibility of our organization and our application process reflects our diligence. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you!

  • Contact Us or jump in and fill out an online application
  • Read Mentor FAQs
  • Attend an orientation/training
  • Complete an interview with WTSF staff
  • Pass an intensive background check
  • Get matched with a student
  • Begin mentoring