One of the goals of each tutoring organization is to promote meaningful long-term relationships between its mentors and mentors. Such links would ideally go beyond the necessary commitment and extend to a lifelong relationship. Unfortunately, so much effort and support is provided to a couple of mentors, sometimes the game just doesn`t work. According to some estimates, up to one-third to one-half of mentoring couples end before the initial time requirement. It is therefore unfortunate that not all games are successful, but it is ultimately a reality that programs, mentors and mentors face. The aim of this study was to learn more about the process of closing matches. It can be hard to think about saying goodbye to a good mentor and a positive tutoring relationship, but it can be damaging to push the relationship beyond its natural stopping point. Circumstances are changing, and just because it`s time to say goodbye to your mentor doesn`t mean you have to say goodbye forever. If you know when to say goodbye, you will make it easier for the mentor to say yes later.
At the beginning, agreeing to a deadline at the beginning of your tutoring relationship can shape your joint work and give it a structure, purpose and schedule. The time you work together depends on what your mentoring allows you to accomplish and can be from three months to a year. When you finish a tutoring relationship, you want to be as polite and friendly as possible, which doesn`t mean ghosting! Ending a positive and fruitful relationship may seem easier than having to end a relationship because it doesn`t work. It`s clumsy, isn`t it? Note: The only tutoring approach that does not contain a final meeting is event-based tutoring (for events only). Think about your work together – ask your mentor what they found useful about tutoring and what might have been different. You can use this information to support your future career and tutoring relationships. No one wants to say goodbye to a good thing, but sometimes it`s better to leave on a high note and if you still have a good relationship with your mentor partner instead of leaving it dry to a point of atrophy, resentment or dysfunction. If you have agreed to an agreed end date and are ready to end your relationship, you can follow this simple three-step plan: for mentors, #5 is a key that goes well beyond concluding a tutoring relationship. Clear communication in advance allows your mentor time to prepare for changes in the relationship and gives everyone time to manage their experience.
This will, if necessary, positively disprove the case for all parties involved.