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Roles of Mentors

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A mentor functions as a: 


Tutor:

  • facilitate the learning of students in particular subject areas. 

Motivator:

  • provide students with sufficient support and encouragement to persist despite complex life circumstances.

Evaluator:

  • assess the student's initial strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate the students' academic achievements and college-level learning students may have acquired from prior experience.

Collaborator: 

  • work collaboratively with students who range widely.

Advisor/Counselor/Facilitator:

  • suggesting ways in which students can answer their own questions, and providing support, guidance, and in some cases direct answers.

Learner:

  • learning new subject areas, catching up in their own fields of expertise, seeking out new resources, learning new technologies and ways of meeting student needs.

Scholar: 

  • allocating time to their scholarly pursuits and community involvements.