Thoughts from Tutors

How To Be A Great Mentor

 Daniel Johnson
Master Tutor

1. Be accessible/open environment
– Always be willing to help out others at a moment’s notice. Mentees benefit greatly from the opportunity of having a good mentor that listens. Allow them to explore their thoughts and ideas openly with you. This will help them unravel their thoughts and gain insights about a situation.

2. Be a positive role model
– Good mentors are respected by their mentees. A mentee can learn a lot from their mentor simply by watching how their mentor behaves in any particular situation. Good mentors always remember that someone is always watching them.

3. Be interested in mentee
– As a mentor, you need to get to know your mentee personally, about their plan in life/future endeavors so you can help them in a way that meets their personal best interest. Be patient and listen to your mentee.

4. Share own experiences
– Choose stories and experiences that you feel are appropriate and helpful, but do so in a neutral way. Be open to sharing your mistakes and failures too, as these are often where our biggest lessons are learned. It will help your mentee be aware that challenges will arise, and the way you dealt with the situation. Be willing to share not only your success but also your failures.

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