During normal circumstances, Code Orange mentors go in groups to visit their mentees in rec centers.
Aside from our regular operations, Code Orange mentors get to meet & hang out with like-minded people.
Code Orange has a culture of always helping. Officers & experienced mentors often hold office hours.
Mentors love Code Orange
Past mentors have really enjoyed their experience.
I really enjoy being a mentor for Code Orange because of the one-on-one interactions with my mentee. It was always refreshing to talk to her and just learn about her day, and be able to answer her questions about the game she was building or about STEM in general! My mentee's enthusiasm to learn was encouraging to see for me, and I'm glad that I was able to help her grow.
Kaitlyn Ng - Civil Engineering | May 2022
My mentee, Austin, is the best mentee in Austin. Throughout the past two semesters, he was able to learn the fundamentals of code through Scratch and can now solve complex problems and puzzles. He has grown a lot through Code Orange, and I've learned a lot by being his mentor.
Andy In - Finance | May 2021
Code Orange has been such a fantastic experience for me. I’ve always enjoyed teaching, so getting to see my mentee light up learning about programming after school is always a highlight of the week.
Seth Forman - Computer Science | Dec 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
What material will we help students with?
Material will vary depending on your assigned mentee. We will be working with schools to make specific materials available to mentors.
What is the time commitment for mentors?
Mentors are expected to meet with their mentees for at least one hour every week at a time that works for both of them.
Who can apply to be a mentor?
Any current UT student passionate about education, equity, and technology. Prior teaching or tutoring experience is a plus, but not necessary.
How can I apply to be a mentor?
Apply here. The application will close at 11:59 pm on Friday September 25th. Interviews will be held between between September 28-30.