So what does a mentor do?
Mentors supervise a small group of three or four children on a chosen Learning Experience. Mentors encourage talk within their group, asking questions and get the children to think about what they are experiencing. The Tutor leads the visit, the Mentors support and the pupils learn, but most important of all, everybody enjoys it.
What do I get from mentoring?
“I have gained a great insight into the way in which schools work and the effect teaching staff have on children. I have also learned a great deal myself from the various experiences I have supported. My favourite is London with Parliament. I have done this several times, but learn something new every time. I would definitely recommend being a Mentor, and have done many times.” Kate Childs, Hull Children’s University Volunteer Mentor