We look at our experiences of mentoring and why it’s beneficial for both mentor and mentee. We also consider the elements involved in successful mentoring and the different stages in a programme. Finally, we talk about implementing a mentoring scheme in our context and some anticipated difficulties and solutions.
About the speakers
I have been teaching English for more than 18 years. I’ve studied Educational Psychology and Learning Disorders, and I also hold a Master’s in TESOL. I run my own private language school in Greece, where I teach mainly exam classes. I’ve been involved in e-moderating with the British Council since 2013. At the same time I work as a freelance online teacher trainer, as well as a DoS and teacher trainer for summer language schools in the UK.
I've taught adults and Young Learners since 1997 in the UK, Spain, Syria, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan and Hong Kong. I've been a teacher trainer on CertTESOL, DipTESOL and TYLEC courses since 2010 and have moderated British Council online courses for primary and secondary teachers since 2013, especially CLIL. My areas of interest include ICT and teacher education. I hold a DELTA, YL Extension and MA TESOL .