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Project PROA - Tutoring & Mentoring

Promotion, Retention, Opportunities, Advancement

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Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

Project PROA offers FREE tutoring and mentoring to high school and college students, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the NMC Archives and Pacific Collection in Building O.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Project PROA’s services are offered on-campus (by appointment only) or virtually/online (appointment/drop-in) for the Spring 2021 semester. To sign up for free tutoring and mentoring, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is Project PROA?

The mission of Project Promotion Retention Opportunities Advancement (PROA) is to improve and expand the capacity of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian students* in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota by increasing the proportion of those who enroll and graduate on time at NMC.

Project PROA’s goals are to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career interest among students and provide financial literacy education to students and their families through tutoring and mentoring and activities and workshops.

*As a federally-funded program, Project PROA serves all enrolled high school and college students.

What services does Project PROA provide?

Project PROA provides the following services to qualified students:

  • Tutoring and Mentoring
    • On-campus tutoring and mentoring by appointment only &
      virtual tutoring tutoring/mentoring - appointments and walk-ins accepted.
  • Activities
    • Academic, STEM & Financial Literacy, and mentorship activities available monthly.
    • For upcoming activities, check your student email, Project PROA’s monthly newsletter and NMC’s social media.
  • Resources*: Course textbooks, calculators, printing/copying, computer access, musical instruments.
    *Resources are to be used at the PROA Center.

Promotion, Retention, Opportunities, Advancement

Project PROA Logo

Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

Project PROA offers FREE tutoring and mentoring to high school and college students, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the NMC Archives and Pacific Collection in Building O.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Project PROA’s services are offered on-campus (by appointment only) or virtually/online (appointment/drop-in) for the Spring 2021 semester. To sign up for free tutoring and mentoring, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is Project PROA?

The mission of Project Promotion Retention Opportunities Advancement (PROA) is to improve and expand the capacity of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian students* in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota by increasing the proportion of those who enroll and graduate on time at NMC.

Project PROA’s goals are to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career interest among students and provide financial literacy education to students and their families through tutoring and mentoring and activities and workshops.

*As a federally-funded program, Project PROA serves all enrolled high school and college students.

What services does Project PROA provide?

Project PROA provides the following services to qualified students:

  • Tutoring and Mentoring
    • On-campus tutoring and mentoring by appointment only &
      virtual tutoring tutoring/mentoring - appointments and walk-ins accepted.
  • Activities
    • Academic, STEM & Financial Literacy, and mentorship activities available monthly.
    • For upcoming activities, check your student email, Project PROA’s monthly newsletter and NMC’s social media.
  • Resources*: Course textbooks, calculators, printing/copying, computer access, musical instruments.
    *Resources are to be used at the PROA Center.

Project PROA Application

How do I apply for Project PROA?

To sign up for Project PROA’s tutoring and mentoring services, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PROA Center is temporarily located at the NMC Archives/Pacific Collection in Building O. Project PROA is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm (on-campus/virtually).

Project PROA Staff

Project PROA Student Navigators – Spring 2021

Saipan

Tutors

  • Aldwin Batusin
  • Arnel Pagarao, Jr.
  • Brent Espineda
  • Francine Rago
  • Gerald Padrid
  • Johnson Aldan
  • Joyce Javier
  • Marijean Fernandez
  • Timothy Retirado

Mentors

  • Alyssa Attao
  • Andrea Roberto
  • Jaden Sanchez
  • Jason Sanchez
  • Joelin Mettao

Tinian

Tutor

  • Patricia San Nicolas

Rota

Tutor

  • Glenn Maratita, Jr.