How do you know when someone is ready to graduate?

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How do you know when someone is ready to graduate?

Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I just joined as a mentor, and have two students, and I'm unsure of how to tell when they're ready to graduate. Just when I think their reviews have improved enough for them to be an advanced reviewer? Or is there something specific?
01/27/2012
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js250 js250
I ask my students if they feel ready to write them on their own once they have improved to the point where I feel I am no longer needed. Some of my students have wanted a couple more under their belts before they felt comfortable without a mentor and others wanted to graduate ASAP. Use your and their judgement.
01/28/2012
Kindred Kindred
I base it on when I think they are able to write a Useful review on their own. At that point, I tell them my opinion and ask if they would like to be graduated at that point or if they prefer, I am happy to continue working with them.
01/28/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Kindred
I base it on when I think they are able to write a Useful review on their own. At that point, I tell them my opinion and ask if they would like to be graduated at that point or if they prefer, I am happy to continue working with them.
Exactly! This is what I do, some want to stay at least one more review and some are graduated in two reviews.
01/28/2012
Lizzy Lizzy
I wish my teachers in HS would have asked me if i was ready to graduate. I would have said yes, and started summer break early.
01/28/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
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Originally posted by Lizzy
I wish my teachers in HS would have asked me if i was ready to graduate. I would have said yes, and started summer break early.
I would have to agree with you Lizzy.
01/28/2012
Subbi Subbi
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Originally posted by BobbiJay
I would have to agree with you Lizzy.
Lol I second this!
01/28/2012
Snozzberries Snozzberries
When I felt I was ready to graduate (and when Antipova must have figured I was too), I managed to write two reviews in a row that she didn't even have to ask questions on. I mean, she always came up with questions but I got all the points down.

I graduated and now I'm scared to do one without her.
01/29/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
For me with my students, once I feel they can write a solidly useful review on their own I ask them if they feel ready to graduate. I've had students say yes right away, and I've had students hold off for a while longer.
01/29/2012
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
Ah. Ok.
Thank you very much everyone!
01/29/2012
K101 K101
Same here. First though, I didn't apply to be a mentor until I was sure I could be of a great deal of help to others. I learned as much as I could from my mentor and from chatting with other mentors before I ever even applied. If I don't know when a person's ready then I wouldn't personally feel comfortable mentoring. Thats just me though, I like to be extra, extra sure of myself. However, do ask them if they want to stay. I'm about to graduate some students at the same time and some are ready and some are not even the tiniest bit ready, but I believe most of them will choose to go on, ready or not. I still done my part though and I do hope some of them will stay just a bit longer so I'm able to give as much help as possible. They're all already upgraded to advanced though. However, if you feel they're not at all ready, you should say so. They may not know that they aren't ready. I plan to say something like "I think you could really improve even more if you stay a bit longer, but no hard feelings if you're ready to move on." All you can do is offer your best help and it's up to them to take it.

Determining if they're ready or not? Well, when they submit reviews to you do you need to send it back and have them correct errors? If they're only a couple of small, tiny errors no biggie, but if you're having to make a list, that student is not ready and as a mentor, you should let them know that. This is just how I feel though. I would want someone to tell me if they thought I wasn't ready. A student who truly wants to do well, will welcome any advice like that. Just be very kind about it.

Best of luck!
02/04/2012
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