Here’s why every student needs a mentor

 

“Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it. “

Bethany Hill

 

Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. The "mentor" is usually an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a less experienced person, or "mentee."

Here are three reasons you should consider getting a mentor:

 

1. Mentors offer encouragement and help keep us going

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”

John Crosby

A good mentor will take you out of your comfort zone, encouraging you to build upon your strengths, address any weaknesses, and stretch yourself so you can become the best version of yourself.

 

2. Mentors have the experiences you can learn from to prevent making the same mistakes

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”

Bob Proctor

A mentor has been there, done that. Your mentor can give you feedback that’s constructive and help you come up with an action plan to set yourself to success. For example, if you’re struggling with grammar for your English essay, your mentor will recommend a PC tool such as Grammarly or Grammarix so you get the help you need.

 

3. Mentors provide individualised Goal Setting

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

— The Bible

Step 1 – Set you goal

Step 2 – Create a plan of action

Step 3 – Get on to it

Step 4 – Adapt along the way

Step 5 – Learn from your mistakes

Step 6 – Repeat

Goal setting is the foundation of successful mentoring.  Once you get that right, you’re on your way to making the most of your mentor.

By being mentored, productivity will not just be reserved for one day before the exam – it will become a part of you, a habit that will come naturally to you. After all, who doesn’t want to ace school!



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