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mentor

 [men´tor] (pl. men·tor)
a person with more experience in a given area who takes responsibility for helping someone with less experience to develop needed knowledge and skills.

mentor

[men′tər]
Etymology: Gk, Mentor, mythic educator
1 a more experienced, trusted adviser or counselor who offers helpful guidance to less experienced colleagues.
2 a person who enters into a relationship with a new nurse to provide him or her with a source of support and information as he or she learns new roles.

mentor

A professional and role model who advises and provides feedback for a junior colleague. Mentors may be a resource for career advancement, graduate clinical, research and publishing opportunities, funding, credential support, and obtaining tenure-track positions.

mentor

Graduate education  A professional and a role model who gives attention and feedback to a junior colleague
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The majority of the students described what the mentor should do or provide to the student in terms of advice, guidance, or encouragement, with the exception of 2 students who suggested that the mentor benefits from the exchange with the student.
Initially, it appeared there would be a shortfall of mentees, and this was compounded by the need for each mentor to have two mentees in order to meet the requirements of the accreditation process.
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All of this research and data helped the coordinator to identify the LPD's needs and goals--employee retention and professional growth--while defining the mentor program structure and implementation strategy.
And, a woman who was a workaholic - she even wanted to put a rollaway bed in her office - was shown by her mentor how to work smarter, to be more efficient and to leave the office at 5 p.
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From first-line management to middle management is a transition period where a mentor would definitely be someone you'd like to have in your corner, and then again from middle management to senior management.
Data analysis indicated that the relationship between student teacher and mentor, the support received from environment, and the number of field experiences were significant predictors of student teachers' sense of efficacy.
Traditionally, what distinguishes an adviser from a mentor is that the mentor focuses on personal and career advancement for a longer time and at a higher and more committed level than the adviser.
A mentor is an experienced individual inside or outside of an organization who imparts his or her knowledge, expertise, and professional experiences to another person, known as the mentee.