Peer mentoring

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Peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (the peer mentee).wikipedia
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Mentorship

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Peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (the peer mentee).
There are also peer mentoring programs designed specifically to bring under-represented populations into science and engineering.

Paulo Freire

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Peer mentoring in education was promoted during the 1960s by educator and theorist Paulo Freire:
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Youth mentoring

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Youth mentors are persons for children or adolescents to spend time with, often to compensate for absent family members or an inadequate home environment.
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Peer support

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It commonly refers to an initiative consisting of trained supporters (although it can be provided by peers without training), and can take a number of forms such as peer mentoring, reflective listening (reflecting content and/or feelings), or counseling.

Peer education

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Peer learning

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Confidence

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Most peer mentors are picked for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability.

Social skills

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Most peer mentors are picked for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability.

Reliability

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Most peer mentors are picked for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability.

Multiculturalism

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Peer mentoring led by senior students may discourage diversity and prevent critical analysis of the higher education system.

Social relation

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These events provide good opportunities for increased social interaction between mentors and mentees.

Interpersonal compatibility

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The compatibility of mentor and mentee is a factor that should be taken into consideration when choosing pairs.

Cultural diversity

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Successful mentors tend to be available, knowledgeable, educated in diversity issues, empathic, personable, encouraging, supportive, and passionate.

Empathy

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Successful mentors tend to be available, knowledgeable, educated in diversity issues, empathic, personable, encouraging, supportive, and passionate.

Goal

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The objectives of a peer mentoring program should be well-defined and measurable.

Measure (mathematics)

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The objectives of a peer mentoring program should be well-defined and measurable.

Secondary school

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Peer mentors appear mainly in secondary schools where students moving up from primary schools may need assistance in settling into the new schedule and lifestyle of secondary school life, however peer mentoring can occur at the grade school level, the undergraduate level, and the graduate school level.

Primary school

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Peer mentors appear mainly in secondary schools where students moving up from primary schools may need assistance in settling into the new schedule and lifestyle of secondary school life, however peer mentoring can occur at the grade school level, the undergraduate level, and the graduate school level.

Undergraduate education

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Peer mentors appear mainly in secondary schools where students moving up from primary schools may need assistance in settling into the new schedule and lifestyle of secondary school life, however peer mentoring can occur at the grade school level, the undergraduate level, and the graduate school level.

Graduate school

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Peer mentors appear mainly in secondary schools where students moving up from primary schools may need assistance in settling into the new schedule and lifestyle of secondary school life, however peer mentoring can occur at the grade school level, the undergraduate level, and the graduate school level.

Peer pressure

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They may assist mentees with their school work and study skills, peer pressure (such as pressure to use drugs or have sex), issues with attendance and behavior, and typical family problems.