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Re: mentor:student ratios, team mentoring, etc

Hey all,

I wrote a blog post with some input about how to structure mentorship teams from my experience as a service manager in automotive repair (of all things). I put it into a blog post here:


(With a little encouragement from Daniel - thank you!)

Hope it adds value in some small way!

Daniel Powell

On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 1:52 PM, Daniel Pocock <daniel@pocock.pro> wrote:

Hi all,

We have previously had an aim to have 2 mentors : 1 student

It was already mentioned in one email that some of the previous Android
projects had a 3 mentor : 3 student structure.

How do people feel about team structures in general?

This year in particular, I notice the following languages are mentioned
in multiple projects:

12   Python
6    Ruby
4    Java

and this also suggests that some pooling of mentoring effort could be
possible for anybody who wants to formally or informally organize
themselves that way.

How do other mentors and admins feel about this?  What should be the
safe minimum?  E.g. is 2:2, 3:4 or 4:4 considered reasonable?

When there are team arrangements, does each mentor act as a "lead"
mentor for a different student or is it truly mixed?



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