#AskEden - Details about the Mentor program?

Sushilady Sushilady
I'd like to start posting more reviews and I'd also like the opportunity to try out different toys, I believe Eden is a great place for both of those things if I'm not mistaken! I have no idea how the mentor program works, or what "lessons" are?

Okay, well I have a vague idea, but how do lessons work exactly? And how do you choose the right mentor? Should I go for someone with fewer students so they are not too busy to mentor me as well?
08/22/2012
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Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Sushilady
I'd like to start posting more reviews and I'd also like the opportunity to try out different toys, I believe Eden is a great place for both of those things if I'm not mistaken! I have no idea how the mentor program works, or what ... More
A student must complete at least two reviews before a mentor can graduate or fail them. However, many mentors will work with students on more than two. It really depends on the student and mentor. Personally, I tell students when I think they are ready to graduate and leave the option up to the student if they want to continue.

There are many different ways to pick a mentor. Typically, it's either based on a style you want to emulate or specific toy expertise. My feeling is that style is more important than toy expertise because a good mentor can help a student with any product type.

What I would suggest is sending a private message to a mentor that you are interested in working with and explain what you hope to gain from the class and what your expectations are. That way you can be sure that the two of you are compatible.

Here is a thread that discusses the program from the student's perspective: link

In general, I would say you can't go wrong with any mentor because we are all different and have something different to offer. Good luck!
08/22/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Don't worry too much about the number of students. Some people have lots of free time!!

Basically you write your review as usual, but instead of publishing it you send it to your mentor. Then they look over it and send it back to you with comments/questions on what you can do to improve it. You go back and forth like this until both of you are happy. Then it's published!

You need to do at least two reviews with a mentor to graduate. You can do more if you and your mentor agree it's needed or just wanted.
08/22/2012
Kissy Kissy
I think the best way to choose a mentor is after reading a bunch of reviews on items you, yourself would love to review, you find out which writing style you like, and who you think does a great job. Your mentor is a mentor after all. Someone you want to be like and grow to achieve a review as well done as theirs.

Honestly, it might be hard to choose! There are SOOOO many excellent mentors here! It is quite impressive.
08/23/2012
AskEden AskEden
Here's a summary of the Mentor Program: How it works.

Otherwise, there's a lot of good advice on this page already!

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08/23/2012
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