Each learner will be provided with personalized learning experience: every student has his/her own unique interest, needs and learning progress, so in the mentor program, each MSA student will work with a mentor to explore and set his/her own learning goal, and obtain a personalized learning experience.

Match

教练匹配与信任建立

Since the interests and thinking style vary among individuals, each student learns in different approaches and at different stages. Due to the shortage of teachers, the traditional education mode can hardly provide students with personalized learning. Since online platform is employed to teach most subjects, MSA is able to assign each student with a personal mentor. Each student will work with a mentor to explore and set up his/her own phased objectives, choose what to learn accordingly, and receive regular reviews and feedback on their learning methods and goals, so that each student can obtain personalized learning experience.

In addition, our young learners, as high school students in the adolescence, are experiencing tremendous physical and mental changes every day. Therefore, the MSA mentors will provide continuous psychological and emotional support to students.

Workshop

目标启动工作坊

Each mentor will receive complete training in Coaching, Facilitation, and Objective & Key Results (OKR) to support the students in four dimensions: goals and plans, psychology and emotion, academic learning, and role models.

  • Goals and plans: Through understanding and evaluating students' strengths and interests, the mentor should work together with students using the OKR to set goals for students’ learning, their personal lives, and career development.
  • Psychology and emotion: Focusing on helping students build self-confidence, the mentor should listen to students, identify and analyze their emotional problems, and provide them with psychological support.
  • Academic support: The mentor should follow up the students' academic progress, and encourage them to challenge their academic boundaries through academic and teaching resources in and out of MSA.
  • Role model: The mentor should share his or her or others' life experiences and insights to inspire students, build a close relationship with them, and connect them to a wider world.

Support

目标管理支持

  • Pair up with mentors: In the first week of school, after the freshmen and mentors get to know each other, the freshmen will select and confirm with their mentors.
  • Make learning plans: Mentors and students will work together to learn how to use OKR or other goal management tools, and set personal semester growth goals for students. On the basis of personal growth goals, mentors and students will make a next-week action plan during the weekly review.
  • Choose courses: According to students' personal development goals and the feedback data of their learning, the mentors will help the students choose courses from the modules of Deeper Learning, Project-Based Learning, and Online Learning.
  • Mentoring hours: Every week, students will make an appointment with their mentors for mentoring, when both of them will timely adjust the learning goals and learning methods on the basis of the latest feedback data of their learning.

Comunication

教练对话