How long do you wait before you drop someone?

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How long do you wait before you drop someone?

SexyySarah SexyySarah
I am just curious because I have 2 students that have both submitted 1 review each and both were pretty good reviewers. I keep sending them a message to check in and I always get a message back fairly quickly saying they will finish it up soon. Then another month or two goes by and on goes the same cycle. So when would you drop them? I don't have any issues keeping them and I'm not having issues with them trying to upgrade, just that they don't get on or write their final review.

I also have two students that signed up 2 almost 3 months ago and have not contacted me about their class after I have a few times. Neither one have submitted a review nor have they requested an upgrade. But how long do I wait? Thanks!
05/26/2011
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Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
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Originally posted by SexyySarah
I am just curious because I have 2 students that have both submitted 1 review each and both were pretty good reviewers. I keep sending them a message to check in and I always get a message back fairly quickly saying they will finish it up soon. ...
Maybe you could try giving them some sort of deadline a couple weeks out and just let them know that as long as they are your student you are unable to accept anyone new, so therefore....

And on that note, if they are taking that long finishing a review, that does kinda make me wonder how good they would be if they did get advanced and accept free assignments. I try to have mine done in a couple to a few weeks tops, and to me at least, a couple months for one review is completely unacceptable.
05/26/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
If I haven't heard from a student I'll send a message to check in, wait a couple weeks, then send another. If I haven't gotten any replies in a month, I'll cancel the class. I haven't had any students like the ones you mentioned who relpy to messages but never complete the review.
05/27/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
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Originally posted by SexyySarah
I am just curious because I have 2 students that have both submitted 1 review each and both were pretty good reviewers. I keep sending them a message to check in and I always get a message back fairly quickly saying they will finish it up soon. ...
I send people who request me as a mentor a pre-written introduction to the program, the rules, my expectations as well as both of our responsibilities. I ask them to contact me once they have accepted an assignment so that I can keep track of the due dates; that they begin working on their assignments by week 3, so that we have time to send it back and forth for corrections if need be, and that they maintain contact with me at least once a week just to let me know that they are still around and prepared to do the work. I also let them know that if there are circumstances in their lives that will make it impossible or too difficult for them to focus on their reviews for a while that they need to contact me so that I am aware, and if need be, can help them contact admin over it so they do not run into problems.

If I have not heard from a student for 2 to 3 weeks, I will contact them with a request for an update, if they do not reply within a few days I will send them a warning that if they do not contact me back within one week, I will cancel their class. The only students who I am more relaxed about are the ones who are already advanced reviewers. This is because in general they require less work, are actually prepared to do the work, are usually quite familiar with the whole system, and above all, because I am not putting my reputation on the line by requesting products for them, which they just take off with and never review.
05/27/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
For me if I haven't gotten an update in a while, I'll send a message. If I haven't heard back in a while I'll send a deadline "please respond by this date or I'll have to drop you." For the students you have who keep responding but not doing the reviews I would message them with a deadline, "please submit this review to me by this date or we're going to have to re-evaluate you being in my class" and for the ones that haven't given you an update at all, message them with a deadline to respond by and drop them if they don't respond.
05/27/2011
SexyySarah SexyySarah
Thank you everyone for responding, I guess I will have to give deadlines and make my emails more informative.
05/27/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'd say 3 months without anything is extremely generous!
If the student had been in contact and I felt they are genuine, I'm happy to give them the benfit of the doubt. But if there is nothing, after a couple of weeks I message to ask what's happening. If no reply within another week then I'd cancel the class.

Fortunately, I haven't had any real dramas - so far, but I'm still newish to mentoring.
05/28/2011
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by SexyySarah
I am just curious because I have 2 students that have both submitted 1 review each and both were pretty good reviewers. I keep sending them a message to check in and I always get a message back fairly quickly saying they will finish it up soon. ...
I'm having the same issue. I wait about two months and try to keep in contact with the student.
06/16/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I'm glad this was already posted. I came to post the same question. I have a student that got their assignment and I have seen no activity from for 3 weeks. I have sent 2 messages now, the last one this morning. I will wait until next week, then warn them that if I don't hear from them that I will drop them. Thanks for the input.
09/01/2011
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