To be a good mentor you have to have great qualities like being helpful and being really good at giving good constructive criticism. Whomever you're mentoring should receive information that is both positive and negative. You want to makes sure you give pros and cons so that your mentee can learn from them. (Patterson) Some social activities that you can do in mentoring programs include talking about life experiences, having lunch together, and visiting the mentor's home for a bonding experience. (Wexler) Although most mentoring programs usually have short durations and are claimed to be a “waste of money,” they are beneficial to girls because they prevent peer pressure, diseases, and pregnancies; encourage girls to be more mannerable, respectful, and ladylike; and results in kids being more likely to graduate high school and attend college.
Clutterbuck & Megginson (1999, p.17) describe mentoring as being like ‘standing in front of a mirror with a trusted other, who can help you see things that you do not know how to see, or that have become too familiar for you to notice’. It is a helping relationship between an individual with potential and an individual with expertise. This multi-dimensional relationship is a partnership between those in similar roles, who can support each other. A number of roles of the mentor have been listed by Bolton (2010, p.193): role model, enabler, teacher, encourager, counsellor, befriender, facilitator, coach, confidante, supporter and ‘un-learner’. To be successful roles and responsibilities of those involved need to be clear and they need to be matched to each other and understand expectations of them.
Mentoring for the mentor is about challenging himself to perform to greater capabilities while nurturing a mentee and stretching them to realise their full potential. Mentors counsel, tutor and guide their mentees in developing themselves.
Mentors give you the advantage of learning from someone else’s mistakes. They share the experiences they went through to get to where they are today. By learning about the mistakes and experiences, you no longer need to waste your time. Having a good mentor allows you to find the best and easiest way to almost anything.
God placed a desire in her heart to make a difference in the lives of children specifically to help heal and show love to those who are products of broken homes such as single parent homes. This has led Keah to become the COO of Sage Kids. She diligently works alongside the mentors of Sage Mentoring to create programs that are similar but uniquely formatted just for the children of the mothers who receive mentoring through Sage Mentoring. It is clear to Keah that God has called her for a purpose of nurturing, teaching and building up the children who at times are the forgotten, overlooked and fighting an uphill battle due to the circumstances they find themselves surrounded
From the past year of joining the EY College Map Mentoring Program, I have learn numerous things about the program. I have learn to never give up in life, study skills, advice from my mentors. They have given me advice on Financial Aid, assist me to learn about scholarships and applying toward the next step of Education. Ey Mentors has help me so much in tutoring for tests, especially the Act and Sat. For my first time I had achieve a composite score of 18 and a 24 in reading. Which I really love. The mentors made learning educational and fun. I learn that I don’t have to stress about some things in life. I learn to work ahead of time and work on my Time-Management skills. I must make time in College for studying and having fun. It’s always
I called my mentor at 3pm to let him know I was on my way to his apartment. When I got to his place, he opened the door and welcomed me in. We talked about our week and decided to look at the list that we made together. The list has activities that he wants to do before we terminate our relationship. I read the list aloud reminding him that I’m reading some of the ideas we came up with together. When I was finished reading the list he said, “I wanted to make dinner together.” He already thawed the chicken legs in the refrigerator. I asked him what he wanted to make out of the chicken and he wanted hot wings and chicken broccoli rice. I found a recipe on the Internet for Buffalo wings. I started putting the chicken legs on a baking pan. My mentor
The reading spoke about building quality youth mentoring relationships as the quantity of mentoring programs grow at a rapid level. The reading provided a break down on how mentoring relationships can effectively work when the mentees aren’t going through vigorous trainings as they once did. As I read it, I thought about my first week, how it went, and how I can be a better mentor to the girls I will be seeing twice a week for the next few months.
As a recent new graduate I have had several different mentors through the process of obtaining my license. The one that stands out the most is one of my coworkers who I worked under during the new graduate residency program. This individual was not only my preceptor, but a mentor to me. She had qualities that I aspire to have as I grow as a nurse. She was a leader, loved to learn and teach, encouraged, and was very supportive. She is one of a few nurses that I can always turn to when I need assistance and she is always willing to teach and help.
Learning mentors tend to work on a one to one level or in small numbered groups, a learning mentor must be a good listener, be able to encourage and motivate and act as a role model and encourage the build up of a mutually respectful relationship (Hayward, 2001).
One of the key items I would identify as fundamental for mentees to be successful is to have them develop and define a goal. The mentee must know what they expect to gain from the relationship to be able to measure and determine if it was successful. One of the main points to cover with a mentee is to ensure they understand that they are guiding their own destiny and the expectation that a mentor will have all the answers is
It takes a lot of commitment to be a mentor, an appropriate meeting time needs to be discussed between mentor and mentee so that it doesn't conflict with family, school, and/or social life. Mentors are usually provided for: troubled teens, young children with busy parents that work, children or teens with special needs such as Autism or ADHD, or anyone under or over the age of 18 who needs to have one on one time with someone they trust and can talk to confidentially.
I hope your day is going well. I justed wanted to thank you for notifying me that my documentation was delivered successfully, and the possible mentorship opportunity. I am currently in the process of scheduling the first meeting with Dr. El-Shall. I've never had a professional mentor before and I'm exted about this new opportunity. I'm looking forward to hearing from you throughout the school year.
It has been two weeks since I started as a peer mentor for Dr. Flanagan’s class. I have had the chance of mentoring for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) for two years and just recently, being a part of the Science mentorship program. I thought I had a decent understanding of what it meant to be a peer mentor but just after these two weeks in SCIE 511, I realized I could have helped my previous mentees so much more. I didn’t know what cues to look for in the mentee when I talked to them or how to truly enforce deeper learning and not just simple memorization. If I could go back in time, I would have told past Dennis to pay attention to the mentee’s emotion and to recognize that each mentee has different levels of learning.