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    Hey, this is general question, but also related to my personal statement for the summer school Im applying for. What is the difference between mentoring and tutoring?
    For example, my school set up a program where I help a year 12 student whos retaking their maths GCSE every week with his homework and answer any questions he has.
    And every week I help a year 11 GCSE Computing class with their assessments by answering any questions they have and giving ideas.

    Which one is considered mentoring/tutoring? For example on my ps would I put "I am mentoring a year 12 student" or "I am tutoring a year 12 student"?

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    I don't know if there is an official definition, but I would say that tutoring is academic (i.e. supporting progress in a subject), whereas mentoring is more pastoral (i.e. emotional support, support for thinking towards the future, motivation etc.)
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    I don't know if there is an official definition, but I would say that tutoring is academic (i.e. supporting progress in a subject), whereas mentoring is more pastoral (i.e. emotional support, support for thinking towards the future, motivation etc.)
    I'm a science mentor though, wouldn't that be academic?
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    I'm a science mentor though, wouldn't that be academic?
    Depends, if it was about encouraging people to do the subject then I would consider that to be mentoring

    This is just my opinion tho
 
 
 
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