I’ve been teaching English at Berlitz for five and a half years. I was told a year or so ago that I could qualify to become a mentor if I so desired. This wouldn’t mean a promotion, but rather increased responsibility to mentor new teachers and support the staff in more ways than I am now. I went to training classes, and received training from my instructional supervisor. I also had to have a certain “score” in my yearly performance evaluation, and pass some tests.
I started mentorly duties about half a year ago, but only support. I started in earnest this month with the arrival of a new teacher. I also got my certificate. This is kind of like the final icing on the cake. I nearly cried when my boss handed it to me.
I’m not perfect, but I aim to be. I give 100% at my job and this achievement proves it.… Details