Mentoring offers your child extra support. This support may be in the form of tutoring, in specific subjects such as English and Maths, the creation of creative learning opportunities, or careers guidance. The aim of mentoring is to help children fulfill their potential, especially those who lack resources, funds or knowledge. For this reason, mentoring often involves working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Mentors can also help children with particular goals, such as getting into medical school.
Mentors work with the organisations listed on the right, either to help all children on their path to a successful career, or to encourage a broader range of young people to enter sectors like the Sciences and medicine. Your child can meet mentors either online or face-to-face (or both), depending on what works best for you.
Mentoring relationships are not all the same. Some mentors can only offer advice on careers and educational concerns and may only be available for a few one-off meetings or emails. Others, however, are happy to advise on a broad range of issues such as student life, study skills, the world of work, and more personal concerns. In this case, they will become a continual support in your child's life and someone confidential that they can talk to outside the family home.