Experience Corps Mentor Toolkit

  • Description of Resource:

    This handbook, created by AARP Foundation’s Experience Corps program, walks Experience Corps mentors through their role as a tutor and mentor, and reviews skills and activities they can do with their mentees to support their academic and life success. The handbook explores how Experience Corps mentors can strive to promote youth reading, test scores, and literacy while also making a difference in their well-being, relationships and decision-making skills. With definitions, worksheets, activity ideas, and reflection questions, this handbook is intended to support mentors in transforming their tutoring sessions into a space that also offers support for the long-term social and emotional well-being of students. Much of this resource is grounded in social-emotional learning and growth concepts, and it ties these to the skills mentors can employ to support them.


    To support mentors in promoting youth academic achievement and social-emotional learning through tutoring and mentoring sessions.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    This resource is geared toward mentors who support students in the context of tutoring sessions.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Training, Monitoring and Support

    Key Personnel:


    Additional Information:


  • Resource Name:

    Experience Corps Mentor Toolkit


    AARP Foundation Experience Corps


    Christian Rummell, Ed.D., Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research

    Date of Publication:

    June 2015

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts

  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

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