A mentor is an employee of a Learning Center who is responsible for providing supervision at a Learning Center. A mentor guides students through HOPE lessons by helping students manage their time and set goals, monitoring student attendance and work, and coordinating with a HOPE teacher to support students’ academic progress.

Mentors are critical to the HOPE model. They are often at the focal point for a variety of day-to-day student successes. They are an integral part of a balanced team which supports student learning. 

Mentors provide the heart of HOPE by establishing the relationships that enable our students to take the risks needed to fully engage in their learning.  The HOPE instructional team supports mentors with professional development and coaching so that mentors can provide consistent classroom management, monitor student progress regularly, target instruction, and implement interventions and accommodations as necessary. The mentor-student ratio is low.