Magic Mentors

Mag­ic Men­tors℠ share a con­ta­gious enthu­si­asm for learn­ing. Most have com­piled excep­tion­al aca­d­e­m­ic records at emi­nent uni­ver­si­ties. All ben­e­fit from reg­u­lar con­sul­ta­tion with senior Mag­ic staff whose teach­ing expe­ri­ence spans decades, and includes a wide range of sub­jects, stu­dents, and contexts.

Our pri­ma­ry pur­pose in men­tor­ing is to engage stu­dents in dis­cov­er­ing the plea­sures of learn­ing, and in becom­ing self-moti­vat­ed and com­pe­tent in devel­op­ing learn­ing skills and broad­en­ing their knowledge.

Men­tors prac­tice a three­fold approach which includes appre­ci­at­ing the stu­dent at what­ev­er lev­el she or he is cur­rent­ly per­form­ing, express­ing expec­ta­tions for pos­i­tive change, and show­ing how the sub­ject mat­ter and skills in each les­son may be applied to improve the qual­i­ty of the stu­den­t’s life, and to con­tribute to the well-being of others.

A large frac­tion of our men­tor­ing rela­tion­ships per­sist for sev­er­al years. As men­tor and stu­dent col­lab­o­rate suc­cess­ful­ly, they gain the con­fi­dence and trust in each oth­er req­ui­site to becom­ing a more effec­tive team. We also respond to requests for short-term assis­tance, as for exam­ple, when a stu­dent requests tem­po­rary sup­port in re-estab­lish­ing a pat­tern of sat­is­fac­to­ry scholas­tic achieve­ment which was inter­rupt­ed with change in schools, teach­ers, sub­jects, or fam­i­ly circumstances.

We teach a broad range of tra­di­tion­al aca­d­e­m­ic sub­jects at lev­els from junior high school through col­lege to peo­ple of all ages. We also teach Eng­lish as a for­eign lan­guage. Sev­er­al men­tors have proven adept at tak­ing stan­dard­ized exams like the SAT and GRE, and enjoy coach­ing indi­vid­u­als prepar­ing for these.

Men­tors typ­i­cal­ly work with stu­dents one-to-one or in small groups. Because our ros­ter for many sub­jects includes sev­er­al qual­i­fied indi­vid­u­als, we are often able to select a men­tor espe­cial­ly suit­ed to the needs of a par­tic­u­lar stu­dent or group. Men­tors trav­el to stu­dents’ homes and schools, or meet with them at Mag­ic or oth­er mutu­al­ly con­ve­nient places.