1. Think about your own experiences + Expertise

What do you want to share with students?

Share information in your mentor profile about your work and personal interests - this is in part how students will get to know you.  What is your favorite music, sports team, or favorite mobile app?

2. Set expectations

Once matched, communicate with teacher & student about when the project is due, times when they might need more communication, your scheduling limitations, and what important milestones can you help reach.  

We recommend scheduling dates up front for videoconferencing or check-ins to keep on track.


3. Consider constraints

Ask about time and resources students have to dedicate to this project. 

Help them think beyond a typical project to look for new methods and ideas.

Students may have differing levels of familiarity and ability.