How long is too long?

Mwar Mwar
How long do you wait before you do something about a student who hasn't responded to any e-mails you send and it appears they have disappeared from EF? How often does this happen to you? and can you do something about it? Should their be a rule with the mentor program that unless you contact and inform your mentor you have to check in once every x amount of days/weeks?
07/06/2012
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This happened to me all the time when I was doing a lot of mentoring. I usually gave 1-2 months, but that was probably more than I should have.
07/06/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
From a student's perspective, I worked with my Mentor in earnest. It was my job to make every effort to get my Reviews done in a timely manner. I didn't want to keep my Mentor waiting to receive valuable input from her. I sometime found I had to wait from my Mentor to respond to my questions; which usually was a day or two!

So with that said, I would think that if NO response is made within 1 month, drop the student. It wastes your time and the student. You can devote your energies towards other interested students. If they show no interest, why should you!

You might want to check with JR (at Eden Fantasys) for any guidelines or rules regarding this issue about the mentor program.
07/06/2012
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
From a student's perspective, I worked with my Mentor in earnest. It was my job to make every effort to get my Reviews done in a timely manner. I didn't want to keep my Mentor waiting to receive valuable input from her. I sometime found I had ... More
I kind of agree with this. When I was a student, I tried to make sure that I responded to my mentor as soon as possible, which was within hours or a day of their message/reply. I did not want my mentor to be left waiting for me, I rather wanted to wait on them. She was kind and gave m a week to two weeks to get my assignments done, however. I was just a very speedy student!

I do think, though, that if a student hasn't responded within a month, you should send a warning message and then drop them. Sometimes life happens, which sucks, but you can't wait forever.
07/06/2012
Beck Beck
I try to give them a month, but if I know they have been on and are ignoring my messages, I cancel class before then. Some people send you a request and NEVER return.
07/06/2012
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
I know I am working with a mentor and I hate to keep her waiting. If it was me I would send a warning and if I still got no response after a month I would drop/ fail the student. I would hate to do it but like it has already been said it waists your time and theirs and there is prob. another student out there who would be willing to work with you.
07/06/2012
yummyinmytummy yummyinmytummy
I feel like mentors are doing a favor and that students should be mindful of that
07/25/2012
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