Mentoring Tips and Resources
The following is a list of suggested tips that may be helpful to mentors in the mentoring relationship:
- Assist the student in organizing homework assignments via a planner or folder.
- Help the student develop good study habits by directly discussing various ways to study and making a list of options.
- Network with school staff for access to fun learning tools available to students.
- Keep the student actively involved and limit a given activity to 20 minutes or less.
- Vary the activities so the student has an opportunity to talk (share or explain), write, manipulate, and construct.
- Help the student with more than just homework, such as organizational skills, time management, and planning.
- Read for pleasure with the student: the foundation for the majority of coursework.
- Help the student review past facts, concepts, and skills. Games such as Yahtzee or Scrabble can prove to be educational and fun.
- Listen lots; talk little.
- Ask the student to explain an idea or process rather than you showing how to do the procedure.
- Help the student develop a positive attitude toward studying.
- Encourage the student to build confidence in his/her own learning by following up on student progress and offering praise and encouragement.
- Try to be developmental rather than prescriptive. (See your Mentoring Manual for more details).
Activities ResourcesFor more ideas about various activities to do with your mentee, click here.
Outside of School MeetingsTo learn more about setting up a meeting with your mentee outside of school you must complete a meeting out of school form click here for the Meeting Out of School Form
Instructions Regarding the Meeting Outside of School Form
Important Policies Regarding Meeting Outside of School