Adjective "mentoring" definition and examples

(Mentoring may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


An experienced and trusted adviser.
  1. 'He is our mentor, our guide, and he possesses an intellect the size of a planet.'
  2. 'Pat was one of the mentors who guided, the ladies to the final of the Ulster Championship.'
  3. 'He was very encouraging and since then he has become a mentor and friend.'
  4. 'Experienced mentors and script editors are attached to each project.'
  5. 'He was a kind, gracious, and generous friend, and a mentor beyond compare.'
  6. 'But finding a guide, a coach, a friend, a mentor and a support unit, all wrapped up in the one person, is not going to be easy.'
  7. 'Back in Rome, he met Polybius, who became his friend and his mentor in preparing him for a public career.'
  8. 'In these important years, many of us are either fortunate or wise enough to find mentors to help guide our decisions.'
  9. 'She's a very dear friend and a great mentor and I really look up to her.'
  10. 'Under the terms of the Trust, a mentor is to be provided for the successful students to assist and support them during their time at college.'
  11. 'regular meetings between mentor and trainee help guide young engineers through their early years'
  12. 'Anti-bullying charity Kidscape has trained 24 students to become peer mentors for new students.'
  13. 'Both schools have developed a peer support programme with the county council's behavioural support unit, where senior students are trained as mentors for younger students.'
  14. 'They also use their own students as tutors, recruiters, and mentors for less experienced students.'
  15. 'Seniors, who quickly turn into mentors to the students, only require patience, a sense of humour and an empathy towards children.'
  16. 'As the report describes, the mentor program has contributed to the career advancement of protégés.'
  17. 'After four sessions with his mentor, the student was able to pass the course.'
  18. 'It's a tale of the teacher mentor and student who learn from each other, but only in part.'
  19. 'They have both a counsellor service and mentors for students that need them.'
  20. 'Students meet with mentors to go over academic success skills, such as planning, listening and test-taking strategies.'
  21. 'The team train volunteers to become mentors on a whole range of topics including drugs and crime.'


Advise or train (someone, especially a younger colleague)
  1. 'mentoring should be encouraged'
  2. 'Graduate students no longer feel like apprentices who are being mentored to join a scholarly guild.'
  3. 'I was mentored by a millionaire, and now I'm mentoring those who read the book.'
  4. 'Using herself as an example, she said she mentored youngsters in her church and family before retiring.'
  5. 'How about giving a tutorial, or mentoring those of us that want to do more but just don't know how?'
  6. 'Through the years he mentored many young doctors and nurses.'
  7. 'It would be great for him to be mentored into working.'
  8. 'When they are here we would like to make sure they are orientated and mentored both culturally, linguistically and also into the system in which they are working.'
  9. 'Carol Adams wants automatic time out of the classroom so teachers can learn from and be mentored by experienced colleagues during their first five years.'
  10. 'He gets mentored and is advised and is on a six, rather than a five - year program.'
  11. 'The older man had mentored the younger so expertly that Powell had become surplus to Charlton's requirements.'

More definitions

1. a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.

2. an influential senior sponsor or supporter. verb (used without object)

3. to act as a mentor: She spent years mentoring to junior employees. verb (used with object)

4. to act as a mentor to: The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.

More examples(as adjective)

"relationships can be mentoring."

"programmes can be mentoring."

"places can be mentoring."

"programs can be mentoring."

"groups can be mentoring."

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(mentor)Mid 18th century: via French and Latin from Greek Mentōr, the name of the adviser of the young Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey.