A mentor is a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. In a mentorship, a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps a less experienced or less knowledgeable person—who can be referred to as a protégé, or apprentice — to develop in a specified capacity.
The word mentor was inspired by the character of Mentor in Homer's Odyssey. Historically significant systems of mentorship include traditional Greek pederasty, the guru - disciple tradition practiced in Hinduism and Buddhism, Elders, the discipleship system practiced by Rabbinical Judaism and the Christian church, and apprenticing under the medieval guild system. Traditionally the mentor is older than the protégé, but in modern specialized areas (such as IT), a younger but more experienced person can also often be mentor to an older and less experienced person.
Instructing, coaching and mentoringEdit
It is important to appreciate the differences between instructing, coaching and mentoring. Instructing deals largely with the dissemination of knowledge; it is done by teacher or private tutor. Coaching deals primarily with skill building, whereas a mentor is one who helps shape the outlook or attitude of the individual.
The Mentor (Punished Brats, 2012) is a multi-part F/F corporal punishment video in which a disappointed mentor repeatedly spanks her female protégé,
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