So what is a Language Arts Mentor - aren't they just a teacher with a different name? A mentor is a trusted advisor, someone who has travelled your road and can help you past the pitfalls.
there is a big difference
between a teacher and a mentor.
A good teacher will also be a mentor,
but a true mentor is not
only a teacher!
As a language arts mentor, I am more concerned about progress than curriculum, character than completion, and life skills than testing. I use curricula often to guide the learning, but I am not bound by it. Where gaps present themselves we can slow down and address them. When a student needs guidance on an assignment we can work together and I can pattern the work for them to learn from. A language arts mentor walks the road with the student to accomplish their goals, develop their character, and meet the learning requirements.
considers the student's and parents' goals
assesses for learning gaps
guides each step of the way
demonstrates how to learn
encourages discipline and character development
motivates in dry times
celebrates the milestones
Just imagine what a Language Arts Mentor can help you achieve!