Essay on My Strengths And Weaknesses Of A Peer Mentor

1300 Words Dec 17th, 2016 6 Pages
A peer mentor is defined as a person who uses their resources to support, encourage and inform someone. Going into this semester, I was unaware that I would be mentoring another student and thus doubted my abilities. Although I was excited to become a mentor, I questioned whether I would truly be able to make a difference in someone’s life. The difference that I wanted to make could be as simple as helping someone ace a test, but the news of mentoring threw me off track. Nonetheless, I gathered myself and tried to maintain a positive attitude. After the completion of this semester, I can say that I enjoyed every moment of my experience simply because it provided me with mutual feedback. Throughout the semester, I was able to learn about my mentee’s strengths and weakness as well as my personal ones; in turn we were able to reflect on them and see the areas that need improvement. First and foremost, with each meeting, whether it was a social or academic meet up Ryan and I learned something about each other. In the beginning, we got to learn about our likes and dislikes with school and other activities. As we began to dive deeper into the academic aspect, the experience started to evolve into a great learning environment. I was able to help Ryan with writing and helped him implement different studying aids into his regime. His enthusiasm towards my recommendations displayed his dedication towards his education. In the same token, Ryan seemed to prefer to be more hands on.…

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