A Mentor is a friend and a guide. It’s a person with a lot of knowledge in particular areas that can instruct others within the specific level each individual needs. In my particular field of mentoring, I work with creative and talented people.
For instance, many moons ago I spent nine months learning how to do website coding. The amount of terms I had to look up in a computer dictionary was overwhelming. Somehow I muddled my way through it.
If I was instructing another, I wouldn’t put that person through the same thing! I would find out the level of internet and computer expertise that s/he had, then proceed at a level that person can grasp and have wins at.
And, I would do it within the understanding of the individual as to why a creative and talented person needs to learn computer and internet skills.