FAQ MENTORING / TUTORING
How can I participate in the mentoring program?
What is the process for the mentoring and tutoring program?
Please register as a mentor/tutor or tutee/mentee (young person). After you sign up as a tutor/mentor, we will have a personal interview with you to get to know you better and verify you as a person.
As soon as we have found a match, we will contact you and you are ready to go. In addition, our coordinators will regularly be available for both parties for open questions and suggestions and will also organize regular meetings for this purpose.
How can I participate in the tutoring program?
As a tutor: Do you have expertise in a particular school subject and want to give back? Then sign up here.
As a tutee: Go to the appropriate registration form and sign up with the subject in which you need tutoring. You will receive an email from us as soon as we have found a suitable tutor for you.
Do I need specific skills, awards or practical experience to be a mentor?
We are looking for mentors who are either studying or already in professional life to advise and support mentees who want to pursue a similar course of study or a similar career.
Do I need specific skills, awards, or practical experience to be a tutor?
We are looking for tutors who either study a specific subject, work as teachers or professors in specific subject areas, or are even already certified tutors.
How old do I have to be to participate in the program?
We do not have an age limit, but we do require the consent of your parent or legal guardian to participate in the program. When you register for this program, you confirm this on the registration form in the registration conditions by checking the box regarding the consent of your legal guardian.
I have received an email that I have been matched. What happens now?
As a mentor/tutor, you should immediately write an email to your tutee/mentee and briefly introduce yourself. You should then arrange a time to meet and preferably set up a recurring appointment.
If you as a mentee/tutee have not received an email from your mentor/tutor, please take the initiative and contact him/her by email.
How often should we meet for mentoring?
Our recommendation here is to meet at least 1 time per month, and no more than 2 times per month. Nonetheless, everyone's needs vary and it makes sense that you decide this individually for your mentoring relationship.
How often should we meet for tutoring?
Our recommendation here is to meet at least 1 time per week, and no more than 2 times per week. Nevertheless, the needs of all students vary and it makes sense that you decide this individually for yourself.
Where should we meet?
Which online tool you use for your meetings is entirely up to you. There are several options: Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, etc. It's best to agree on this at the beginning and set up recurring meetings.
My mentor/tutor or mentee/tutee does not reply to me. What can I do?
If this is the case, please contact us by sending us an email. In case of emergency we can re-match you.
I think that I am not a good match for my mentor/tutor or mentee/tutee. What can I do?
Again, please contact us by sending us an email. In this case, it makes sense to re-match both parties.
My mentor/tutor or mentee/tutee has made sexist, racist, discriminatory, exclusionary or otherwise inappropriate comments. What should I do about this?
Such comments are strictly against our rules and our mission. If you notice something like this, please contact us immediately by sending us an email. We will investigate the case and take the right to exclude the person completely from our program if necessary.
I would like to stop mentoring/tutoring, what should I do?
If for any reason you would like to stop with the program, either as a mentee/tutee or mentor/tutor, feel free to email us and we will take you out of the program and re-match the other party.