Eugenia Davidson is a new to US in Schools Mentoring this year and the winner of November’s Mentor of the Month. During her mentees’ visit to the University, Eugenia encouraged all mentees to be as creative as possible in their society-making task, creating a fun environment for mentees to learn more about Student Life and Higher Education. Here’s how she answered her 5 Minutes, 5 Questions:
Where are you from:
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
What are you Studying:
I am a second year Architecture student
Where are you mentoring:
Eckington School, Derbyshire
What made you want to become a mentor:
Having previously mentored in sixth form, I enjoyed it a lot and wanted to try mentoring again but with a different age group, place etc. I enjoy helping people and am interested in possibly looking down the path of teaching as a career.
What is the best thing about mentoring so far and what are you most looking forwards to:
So far the best thing has been when the kids have come in and had a much more positive attitude to whatever we’ve been talking about in the past sessions. Similarly, when they come in saying the advice I’ve given them has helped them (say in home work and revision techniques) a lot, this too is very rewarding. I am looking forward to see how they progress this year in the sessions and in their daily school life.