Mentoring Types

Academic Mentoring

The support offered will be individually tailored to the mentees specific needs. A core aim of the process is to recognise and then target low self-esteem, manifesting in many different forms, and in developing confidence through motivation and skill-building.

Achieving below potential can seriously undermine self-worth and self-esteem, leading students to become disengaged in class. That in turn can lead to a whole range of further complications. The purpose of this form of mentoring is to slowly and steadily build self-confidence and self-worth by helping mentees achieve better in class and in their core subjects. Unlike straight tutoring, the focus and emphasis here is to motivate the mentee and to build self-confidence and self-worth. Doing so requires different strategies and methods to simply tutoring a person who is moderately keen to learn but is struggling with class work. In doing so, this addresses problems at their root, and leads to more effective, subsequent methods of support.

Those with greater self-confidence in their work will be supported in different ways. One-to-one tutoring will aim to motivate them in achieving higher, through building on skills they already possess and learning to adapt them for different contexts and situations. All mentees will be introduced to other mentees and exposed to their positive success stories.

Discussing Goals

The mentor and mentee will meet for a series of informal discussions. These will: stimulate thinking about the future and possible career choices; identify and encourage strengths, hobbies and sports; identify any areas particularly holding the mentee back. Then the mentee and mentor will then work on a one-to-one, weekly basis on subjects mutually agreed. The tasks will be set with plenty of praise so that the mentee feels supported, and the level and intensity of the work will be paced so that the mentee does not feel overwhelmed. Demand is then increased carefully over time, in line with the mentee’s individual progress.

Looking Further Ahead

The programme also includes careers discussion and networking that helps the mentee to expand their professional connections. An activity example for this type of objective would be for the mentor and mentee to attend a professional conference or event together. Mentoring that focuses on goal setting and career planning helps the mentee to identify their professional and personal goals, as well as to think about longer term career goals and path.

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