Project Overview

Project: Fall 2018 College and Career Exploration
Teacher: Nick Moore
School: Benton High School
Location: 6136 Hwy 3
Start Date: 09/10/2018
End Date: 12/14/2018

Participant totals:
Student Participants: 0
Mentor Participants: 1

Survey Totals:
Teacher Survey: 1
Student Surveys: 0
Mentor Surveys: 1

Mentor Project Survey Results

Please indicate the student skill areas that you feel you influenced through this project.
0 - Improved math comprehension and ability
1 - Improved science comprehension and ability
1 - Improved written communication skills
1 - Improved basic research skills
1 - Improved project management skills
1 - Improved collaboration skills

Please indicate if your mentoring support aided your student in the following areas.
1 - Better understanding of a professional work environment
1 - Improved awareness of post-secondary educational opportunities
1 - Increased desire to research and plan for post-secondary education
1 - Improved awareness of the value of a professional support network

The average quality of the messages received from students throughout the project.

Did your student share a final product (presentation, research report, plan, etc) with you for this project?
0 - N/A
0 - Yes
1 - No

Average level and quality of assistance received from the teacher throughout the project.

Average level and quality of assistance you received from Mentored Pathways staff throughout the project.

Things either the teacher or the Mentored Pathways Staff do to make a similar project more successful.
The project was very well managed from both the teacher and MP staff, so I have no suggestions there. The student seemed distracted and out of sorts throughout the project, and her commitment to achieving the formal objectives of the project seemed pretty limited.

Feedback regarding the quality of the student's final project as well as suggestions for improvement.
The quality of the student's poster was excellent, but it was incomplete when sent to me. More troubling, the student's Career and Education Plan was only about 20% finished, and the most important parts (the Plan itself, with objectives) was not done at all.

Overall experience in the program.

Would you consider mentoring new students in the future?
0 - No
1 - Yes

Why or why not.
Overall, I've had a great time over the last 17 years of ITP and MP mentoring. The 10% of students who were true "gold nuggets" make all the work worthwhile.

The most rewarding aspect of participating.
Having the opportunity to get students thinking realistically about their futures.

The most difficult aspect of participating.
Dealing with students who are not motivated. That just sucks all the enthusiasm right out of me.

First time you've been part of a formal mentoring program.
1 - No
0 - Yes