Welcome to the Maryland TESOL Association Mentorship Program
1. What is the overall timeline for the program?
Review our TIMELINE page.
2. Who can take part in this program?
All mentors and mentees must be Maryland TESOL members by the time the program starts.
3. Are you looking for anything particularly in a Mentor?
Review our “APPLY TO BE A MENTOR” page.
4. How do I become a mentor?
First, all interested parties must apply to become a mentor during our application window (July-August). After being vetted, all chosen mentors will be required to attend out Mentor Coaching sessions, a 15 hour series taking place from August-November where they will be guided by two of our Past-Presidents on how one becomes and does mentoring specifically within our field. Activities and homework will be part of this, and there will be a final project that mentors will create that illustrates their mentoring philosophy. All mentors will receive a Certificate of Completion from Maryland TESOL and will be asked to take part in an Invited Session at our Fall Conference focusing on the Mentorship Program. There, mentors will begin networking with prospective mentees.
5. How do I become a mentee in the program?
First, attend our Fall Conference! There you will meet the mentors for the program and can talk freely with them about their mentoring philosophies, their background, etc… Mentee applications will open that day and will remain open until the December 1st deadline. All applicants will be notified of their status mid-December and will then be matched with a mentor. Meetings with your mentor will take place at agreed upon times with your mentor from January - May. Mentees will be assigned work to do by their mentors to help address their specific TESOL field goals.