Who can participate in the Mentor Program

Who can participate in the Mentor Program

Kallisto Kallisto
Is the Mentor Program only for people who aren't already Advanced Reviewers?
12/29/2011
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Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Kallisto
Is the Mentor Program only for people who aren't already Advanced Reviewers?
Anyone can participate in the Mentor program, including Advanced Reviewers. The only difference is that the mentor does not get compensated with a GC for working with you.
12/29/2011
Kallisto Kallisto
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Anyone can participate in the Mentor program, including Advanced Reviewers. The only difference is that the mentor does not get compensated with a GC for working with you.
That's too bad, I'd hate to take up someone's time that wouldn't get anything in return.
12/29/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I love mentoring advanced reviewers - my first student is an advanced reviewer and I'm just helping her fine-tune some of what she does.

I think its easier to mentor an advanced reviewer and definitely a lot of fun!
12/29/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I like to think that when an Adv. Reviewer mentors another Adv. Reviewer, it's more like a tag-team than a mentor/student thing.
12/29/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
That is a perfect way to describe it.
12/29/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Kallisto
Is the Mentor Program only for people who aren't already Advanced Reviewers?
nope! for everyone and anyone! even a mentor can be mentored, if they so rarely choose.


i went through 4 mentors before becoming one myself. i was advanced already with all 4 of them.
12/29/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Kallisto
That's too bad, I'd hate to take up someone's time that wouldn't get anything in return.
oh no! it's not taking up time at all.


you know, the mentor always gets 500 pts for graduating you, and a little number added to their profile. but the real reward is having a student write badass reviews.. and seeing them later in the rumble, and having them nominate you for contributor of the month... all lovely things i've encountered as a mentor.

the best part is making new friends.



only a very few mentors request beginner reviewers only.


i'll be available to mentor on the 1st of the year! holler at me if you'd like a second eye.
12/29/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I just want to add that I find having an advanced reviewer as a student is making me a better reviewer myself. Also, my student(s) are reviewing products in areas I've never used and that is stretching me because I feel compelled to go read other reviews for those types of products (for instance - nipple clamps) and see what others expect in those reviews.

I was really hesitant to become a mentor because my review style is so different and I like to tell stories with my reviews or do extra stuff. But I'm enjoying working with students because my goal is to help them find their voice and style vs. trying to imitate mine.

My first request of every student (the advanced ones) is to tell me the review that they liked writing the best so I can read it - and the reviews on the site that they like the most - so maybe we can discover together what it is that they like about their favorite reviews.

After that - my goal is to help them find what works best for them so they don't sit down to the computer and go "I wish I didn't have to get this review written".
12/29/2011
Kallisto Kallisto
Thanks everyone!
12/30/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
Quote:
Originally posted by Kallisto
That's too bad, I'd hate to take up someone's time that wouldn't get anything in return.
Just remember, they wouldn't be in the program if it weren't rewarding for them.
12/30/2011
Badass Badass
Wow, thanks for all the info guys, I have been wondering this myself.
01/25/2012
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