Consider the impact of a tutoring agreement on other work practices, processes and relationships. In the event of a conflict of interest, you may need to set limits on what you may or may not discuss and possibly ask for a tutoring program coordinator. The process of negotiating this agreement should be seen as a constructive dialogue between the tutoring partners. The mentor should establish the first draft tutoring agreement before meeting or talking to the mentor. By creating the agreement before the meeting with the mentor, the mentee proactively begins to take the relationship into her hands and gain a better understanding of what they want to learn. These preparations can help minimize potential frustrations. How are we going to cope with the other big challenge of maintaining this momentum and keeping time? The second official meeting will set development goals. All subsequent appointments will benefit from a well-established criteria for productive achievement, including reviewing development goals and conducting progress tests. This is the long-term content of the tutoring process. This could already be determined by the tutoring program, but if not, it is important to agree on an initial duration that could still be extended if all parties agree. This may be a specific number of meetings or a period during which you will meet.
At the beginning of each tutoring relationship, it is important that all parties are clear about what awaits them and how tutoring will work. This phase is called contracting and is perhaps the most important phase of tutoring. The mentor and mentor will work together on the final draft of the agreement. Based on the essential elements of a tutoring agreement, companies should consider the following issues in negotiations on the final agreement. 2. Talk about tutoring. Talk about people who have had a profound impact on your development and learning. Discuss past tutoring experiences. This agreement describes the expectations and objectives as well as the specifics of the relationship.
See our sample of the tutoring agreement (PDF). The agreement should include contact information (including preferred methods and time), the definition of a meeting plan, the definition of the objectives and objectives of both parties, the setting of progress review dates and a termination date. Once this is negotiated and completed, you are ready to start your tutoring partnership. Confidentiality is of paramount importance in tutoring relationships and is essential to building trust and relationships. The biggest challenge for your partnership is the commitment of time. Keep in mind that this agreement is taken into account in addition to the professional and personal calendar and that the tutoring partnership requires time, energy and work to ensure its success. To reconcile these aspects, close agreement and structured meetings can minimize the waste of time and energy. By entering into the partnership, you have already guaranteed your commitment, so you simply need tools to keep up. Creating the foundation for your tutoring relationship is a key element of success. You give an advantage to yourself and your mentoring partner by creating a tutoring agreement at the beginning of the relationship, which provides a concrete basis for what everyone wants to achieve through the tutoring relationship.