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WGU Mentors serve a critical advising and support role for student success. Mentors do not teach courses, rather, they are their students' primary source of information about their degree requirements, and about the policies and procedures of the university. Mentors counsel their assigned students in understanding expectations and overcoming obstacles to ensure success.
Mentors take a deep personal interest in their students' academic progress and reflect commitment to their students' success in all their daily work. They are experts in their students' academic program details and are able to answer or to obtain answers to all the questions students may have about their programs.
Mentors advise students on time management and schedule benchmarks for the student to successfully master program concepts, knowledge and skills. They help students identify their learning strengths and weaknesses and connect them with the resources necessary to extend the former and overcome the latter. They are well organized and communicate well verbally and in writing. Finally, they are not only capable in these many areas, but also dedicated to performing these functions in full measure.
Mentors must perform core responsibilities. These include:
Work from home. The successful candidate must live within 2 hours from Phoenix, AZ; Nashville, TN; Salt Lake City, UT; Indianapolis, IN; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; or Austin, TX.
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