Peer mentoring

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Peer mentoring

  1. 1. An Overview of By Melissa Winfield-Corbett
  2. 2. What is a peer mentor? Peer mentoring is a form of mentoring that typically takes place between a student that has experienced a certain educational experience and a student who is new to the experience. Through this special relationship, peer mentors provide advice and support and serve as role models for younger people who need help.
  3. 3. Who participates in peer mentorship? Peer mentorships consist of two components: 1. Mentor- someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person 2. Mentee- the person being mentored
  4. 4. Qualities of a Peer Mentor
  5. 5. Role of a Peer Mentor • A knowledgeable guide for new students. • A thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources. • A role model and advocate • Maintain regular contact with mentee • Maintain confidentiality with any shared information.
  6. 6. Possible Challenges Faced by Mentees Challenges facing those being mentored include: • problems with schoolwork • social issues, such as pressure to drink or smoke • family problems or tension • other typical difficulties of social and emotional development
  7. 7. Benefits of Peer Mentoring • Cross-age mentoring programs can involve a tutoring or teaching component to facilitate with academic success • It is often easier for mentors to understand personal and academic problems that the mentee may be experiencing compared to adult mentors • Mentees benefit from increased personalized attention in a one-on-one setting and can work at their own pace.
  8. 8. Benefits of Peer Mentoring Contd… • The mentorship process allows both students to develop more effective interpersonal communication skills. • Mentors may also gain a deeper understanding of the material or subject that they are reflecting upon. • Great resource for new students coming into the school.

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