All new mentors must have a short training period before taking on more than one student.
There are several steps in your training:
Take and pass this course. If you're reading this, you're on the right track. 😃
Conduct and record a "discovery" mentoring session: 👀
This is the first session done with a student. It is different from regular sessions for the student and the mentor. It is also generally shorter (around 30 minutes). During this session, you'll present to the student how mentoring works and will go over the learning path the student has chosen. It also allows you to get to know the student, their goals, and their level. This will enable you to make informed decisions about how to get started.
🎥 This session will be watched by a member of the mentor network at OpenClassrooms, and they'll give you feedback! You will find an example recording of an intro session in this course.
Observe a mentoring session: 👀 - English version coming soon
Good work! You're an official mentor!
How will I record my intro session?
Any way is fine! If you already have screencast software, like Camtasia, this is great. Here is an article to give you some advices to record your first session.
Send the link to your contact at OpenClassrooms to complete the final step of your training!
Take on your first students
Once you've completed this final step and gotten the green light from OpenClassrooms, you'll be ready to take on more students!
Go back to your mentor profile on OpenClassrooms by clicking on the Mentorship dashboard.
Click on "Edit" and type in how many total students you can accept. Now, you can ask to mentor more than one student!
There you have it! 😎