Word of the Day: Mentor

men-tor / ˈmen-ˌtȯr




  1. an experienced person who is seen as a guide and advisor

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.

Bob Proctor, 1934-


  1. a tutor

Mentors and apprentices are partners in an ancient human dance, and one of teaching’s great rewards is the daily chance it gives us to get back on the dance floor.

Parker J. Palmer, 1939-




  1. to tutor or guide

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.

Steven Spielberg, 1946-


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