What Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama said. If anything, I try to weed people out that won't be dedicated to the program. I never posted that I was a mentor in the forums or anything. My profile says I mentor, but that's it. I keep that there so if someone likes my reviews they know I'm available. I also have something about putting people in wait list if I'm full and to message me and such. I do that specifically for people who like my reviews an want to work with me, not to get general masses of people.
I usually get more requests than I can accept. You get five students per 30 day period and I usually hit that within 7 days if I accept everyone right away. I've had to come up with a system to keep myself open for more people (which mostly just means I don't accept requests for at least an hour to see if they mass requested people).
I want to mentor someone who wants to learn something from me specifically. Either they like my style or detail or something about what I do. I want a student who is going to put in the time and work. I've had great students so far. I've had better results since not quickly accepting requests because I find 90% of the time a few minutes later it shows "cancelled by system" (so they requested multiple people). I'd rather have someone who wanted me not just someone.
Basically, no I don't really woo students. If they don't want to be part of the program then I count that as their loss really. It's a great program no matter what mentor you work with. A mentor should be picked on compatibility, not advertisement. I do understand the need to announce when you just started mentoring though since you don't have the numbers by your name to back up your ability.