Sessions are one hour long and a student will meet with their mentor one-on-one. If a student is in 4th grade or younger, we often recommend 45 minute sessions.
Continue working with your existing mentor. In this case, we will work with your mentor to define a clear summer milestone or project to focus on. This could be continuing with the current project you're working on, getting ahead on your academic work, pivoting to explore a passion project, or another goal you define together.
Switch to a new mentor over the summer. If you prefer to work with someone new, we will facilitate a smooth transition. Our education team will connect your current mentor and new mentor to share details about your learning style, interests, and any other information important to your success.
Both! Continue with your current mentor and match with a new mentor. If you plan to continue with your mentor during the summer, but want to work on something new, you should go through the process of adding a new mentor in addition to your current one.
After the first session, we check with our parents & students to ensure a great fit in order to achieve their desired goal. If the first session doesn’t go well, we ask for your feedback to assess, rematch, and re-engage. The remaining lessons in the purchased package can be applied to either a new or modified engagement.
There's no right or wrong way to get started, however there are student favorites! We recommend you try one of our most popular courses, which are Math and Writing (Academic Mentorship), Finance, Human Biology, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence and Sports Analytics (Exploratory Learning Journey), Writing A Research Paper, Entrepreneurship, and Blogging (Passion Project).
Our usual offering is virtual, which allows us to find the best person in the world for your student with no geographical constraints. Our virtual setting has worked with our students and parents since inception. Due to the session’s 1:1 setting, engagement is really high and our education team equips mentors with tools and resources to make lessons interactive
Scheduling is handled between you and your student’s mentor. We recommend finding a consistent time to meet weekly so your student's mentor can schedule sessions on our platform which will easily sync with your calendar.
We pride ourselves on finding the best person for your student. We aim to find a mentor that aligns with the students’ personality, interests, and mentor preferences. If specific criteria matter most to you in a mentor match, we recommend sharing that on your consultation call so our team can make matches accordingly. If it doesn’t feel like a great match, then we will seek your feedback to understand what went wrong and then source another mentor from there and make the rematch. If you purchased a package upfront, your remaining sessions will be applied to the new mentor.
We have a community of over 400 mentors with college students from some of the best colleges in the country (i.e Stanford, Harvard and more). We have a rigorous vetting, recruiting, and interviewing process whereby we evaluate mentors' passion, depth of expertise, professionalism, ability to make concepts intelligible, as well as their emotional intelligence. We’re pride ourselves in working with some of the most impressive college students who are the presidents of clubs and winners of awards. Throughout the process, we aim to make sure that mentors are not only top tier teachers who can meet students where they're at, but also extraordinarily mature individuals who can empathize with students' struggles and provide the necessary support and encouragement to be there for them.
Beyond this, our onboarding process trains mentors to lead and drive sessions, our Education team equips mentors with resources and curricula to lead engagements successfully, and our Student and Mentor Success teams check in to ensure sessions are meaningful and meeting expectations.