We feel very fortunate to have come across your mentoring. The level of engagement, and depth of experience was significantly greater than anything we’ve ever come across before.
Mother of A-Level Student
The 6-Stage Approach to Oppidan Mentoring
Call the office to discuss your needs and expectations
Choose Mentoring Programme
Meet Team & Mentor
The Oppidan D7 Self Assessment
Weekly Lesson Feedback
Results & Next Steps
The Role of a Mentor
To improve a child’s confidence and engagement with their learning.
To fuel a child’s interest in their learning both in and outside the classroom.
To take active ownership of their learning.
To manage and resolve personal and pastoral concerns
A safe space is created whereby mentors help students facilitate decisions and direction with their studies.
Lessons are student led and children are encouraged to take the initiative on the areas to improve and learn from.
Mentors help children overcome perfectionism - they allow a child to be wrong; that is the only way to improve.
I teach, we teach, you teach: Research shows that if a child has to teach the material they have learnt, the material is far better understood. A move from lecturing to discussion and then onto teaching ensures marked improvement.
Detailed academic goals are created and regular progress feedback delivered - the mentor requires that the child also provides feedback on their own work.
Academic improvement is ensured and a game plan laid out of how best they are going to progress independently.
Focus, resilience and a desire to learn are attributed as aspirational outcomes to good mentoring.
A child feels in control of how best they learn with the methods and techniques they’ve been taught.
A child brings that ownership into their class lessons - mentoring allows them the confidence to contribute and feel empowered.