This week wasn’t that good as usual but we still got things done even though my mentee didn’t really want to do anything because he was feeling sick. On Totally 20, I wrote all the answers for him when I asked him the questions that he needed to answer. I feel that my mentee isn’t really into Totally 20 but does it to get something done. My only complaint is I wish that the supervisers would be less dictating and would actually let us lead our mentee with more freedom than being scrutinized.
This week, I feel that me and my mentee, Tyrell have gotten closer. I’m really comfortable around him and I also feel that he’s getting less shy. He’s a good student. He’s caught up with all his work and I’m proud of him. I really like that he’s open to my suggestions, since I always present different choices for him to choose from. I’ve received compliments from my peers and it means a lot to know that I’m doing good as a mentor. It just shows me that I can also be the best and bring the best out of people.
Today, we discussed about the pros and cons about the leadership program. On Wednesday, I had my first mentee that I took on because his mentor was on a leave for medical reasons. Tyrell was really cool and quiet, he had this comforting aura that I liked. He wasn’t pushy, he was more anticipating and curious to want to do things, which I appreciated a lot so I can experience and further my skills as a mentor.
My first week mentoring at North View Junior High, which was on January 6th, 2016, was very enjoyable. I didn’t get a student yet but I will soon once everything is settled and figured out. I really had fun with a peer, shadowing him and helping him mentor his student. I think I have some of it down and I believe I can handle mentoring student(s). It’d be something I would like to do, help and assist those who need it.