Quick Mentoring Tips
Mentoring First Session
Take time to get to know your student Share personal information on yourself, so you and your mentee can start to form a good relationship. An example of a “Get To Know Each Other Interview” can be found in the Fountain Hills Mentor Program Resource Guide
- Share life experiences
- Share a silly joke
- Listen to your student
- Discuss school events
- Put a puzzle together
- Create a holiday, get well or greeting card for a special occasion
- Relax and be yourself
- Read the local paper together
- Create a scrapbook of memories that last the entire year
- Discuss current events
- Share information about your job
- Play hangman or a simple card game
- Teach how to give a good handshake
- Swap photos of each other
- Take turns reading aloud to each other
- Discuss safety precautions such as wearing helmets while bike riding or skateboarding
- Write a short story and include pictures
Mentoring Encouragement Phrases
- You’re Great!
- I’m so proud of you!
- Thanks for helping!
- Thanks for being honest
- How thoughtful!
- I trust you!
- You brighten my day!
- You’re right!