Mentoring Program

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Learn the skills to get it right.

School can be challenging. Often what kids need to succeed isn't someone to watch and assist with a specific subject or assignment, but they need to learn the skills that will set them up for success in any classroom. They need someone to show them the ropes with things like how to ask for help and manage their time in middle school and high school. Students need to learn how to meet with teachers to set up a strategy and learn how to advocate for themselves in a school setting, which then transfers into every upcoming opportunity with education and work.

  • Executive functioning
  • Environment set up
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Talk with teachers to create strategy
  • Organize outcomes to graduate on time

Initial Evaluation

  • Initial Phone Consultation
  • A two-hour evaluation with a LCSW, to make sure that nothing else is driving the challenges, such as depression. We will spend some time of that with the kid, and some one the time with the parent. Geared to get them self directed. Not directed to them.
  • Recommendations write up
  • 45-minute follow up to go over recommended plan

Mentoring: Strategies for Success

  • Four meetings per month with their individualized peer mentor and the student
    • One meeting per month at the school with the counselor and the student to review progress and create strategy
    • Three meetings per month with the mentor and the student
  • Includes; putting tools in place, integrate apps on phone for student and parents, setting up the physical environment for daily study and accountability
  •  Cost: $275/mo. + supplies for four meetings per month with the peer mentor. *Prices subject to change. Price based on needs of most students.

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Request a peer mentoring evaluation.

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Caroline Cain, Peer Mentor

Caroline Cain is a graduate from Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. She is the resident stage manager for the Grand Theatre. With her expertise of directing, organizing and nurturing, she is passionate about helping students excel through the Peer Mentoring Program. She is very skilled at creating individualized programs that meet their goals, both scholastically in the now, and with a trajectory for meeting future aspirations. Her focus is helping students lean to be organized, scheduling their time properly, and creating study habits and routines that fits them. 

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Tutoring vs. Mentoring

In today's ever changing world, students need to learn how-to-learn, more than they need to cross off an assignment, or test from their task list. Tutoring is one-on-one coaching for a specific subject, or assignment; while mentoring provides students with the skills, accountability, and communication skills they need to set up a learning system that results in success for every subject.

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The Process

The peer mentoring program was designed to meet the needs of students who lack the executive functioning skills to translate the school day of lectures, assignments, and new  material into prioritized action items at home and success in the grade book. With the relatability of a peer, college-aged mentors help guide junior high, and high school students through the process of systematizing their learning and education experience.

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The Results

Students report learning how to maximize their study time. They receive simple strategies for organizing their assignments, and they learn techniques for confidently communicating with teachers at school. Parents love letting go of the concierge school mentality where they have to manage and direct every assignment and class.

Know Your Goal

Time Management

Prioritize

Flexibility

Accountability

Testimonial

 
“What I have seen with the mentoring is that Matthew is more invested in getting school work done, and it is not causing friction between he and I. He is more accountable. He feels like someone is helping, and on his side, and not nagging on him. He feels confident in seeking solutions. "Can I make extra credit, what are my options?" VS "I don’t know what to do, so I don’t do nothing." His grades still could be better, but this is teaching him the transition of being a kid to being an adult.
 
He's learning to advocate for himself and also has someone who gives him the hints, and is an advocate. She helps keep him on track and once in a while she checks in with parent. It gives the child a chance to work on it together and helps with accountability; he has talked to his teacher, he has talked to the counselor, and then they bring in the parent.
 
Mentoring helps Matthew feel more confident. His self-esteem has gone up. His willingness to approach teacher has improved. My kid feels like I am on his side, pushing him to be his best, but not nagging him.”

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