How to Become a Mentor on wikiHow



Mentoring involves one to one coaching. At wikiHow, we match relatively new editors, that show potential, with experienced wikiHowians. Here's how to become a mentor:

Steps

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    Understand mentoring as it is more than just giving advice. You need to:
    • Identify strengths and weaknesses.
    • Motivate and empower others.
    • Instigate ideas and problem solving.
    • Encourage others to do things for themselves.
    • Respect different ways to accomplish a task.[1]
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    Understand wikiHow requirements.
    • You need two months experience and 300 edits.
    • Be available daily or a fair amount of the time.
    • Be professional and reliable.
    • Be confident in your skills and knowledge of wikiHow.
    • Be resourceful and able to access information.
    • Be able to express yourself clearly.
    • Be honest, kind and empathetic.[2]
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Tips

  • Mentoring benefits your own development and progression.[1]

Article Info

Categories: What You Can Do to Help | WikiHow Mentors