Link for Counselors says technology enables students to connect with mentors online. Online learners, like those who attend Connections Academy-supported schools, therefore, can gain all the benefits of working with a professional mentor, and they can find them anywhere in the world.
“It’s crucial to remember,” the organization notes, that a qualified mentor “must be available to spend however much time it takes. And to be a real mentor, the tutor must pave the way for the student’s success.”
Students participating in internships or holding part-time jobs may also find opportunities for mentoring in the workplace. A real-world career-prep relationship can help students shape their academics to develop expertise in potential career paths.
Wherever you look for a mentor, the right person can have a significant impact in helping your student develop the tools they need to succeed academically and in their careers—even if that person is you.