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The ABCs of Mentoring

1/14/2013 2:44 pm



As you know, WGU’s faculty—its student mentors and course mentors especially—are one of the major things that make earning your WGU degree online such a rewarding, personalized experience.

January is National Mentoring Month, and we’ve been taking the opportunity to dive into what makes a mentor such a valuable part of an independent learning experience. Recently on the WGU Facebook Page, we asked our students and alumni to describe their mentors in one word—and we asked them to go in alphabetical order, picking a word that started with the next letter in the alphabet after the commenter before them.

The comments poured in so fast that the alphabetical order wasn’t always perfect, and some just couldn't keep themselves to one word, but we ended up making our way through the entire alphabet several times over. See below for some of our picks for the ABCs of WGU mentors.

A Attentive
B Bright
C Concerned
Collaborative
D Dedicated
Diligent
Delightful
E Energetic
Encouraging
Exceptional
Engaged
F Fantastic
Friendly force focused on follow-through
Friendly
G Great
H Humorous
Helpful
I Incredible
Inspiring
Involved
Indispensable
J Jovial
Judicious
Just right
K Knowledgeable
Key
Kind
Killer
L Loyal
Likable
Listens
Leader
M Motivating
Magnificent
Memorable
N Nurturing
Necessary
No-nonsense and nice
O Optimistic
Open
Outrageously outstanding
Omniscient…ish
P Positive
Phenomenal
Persistent
Patient
Q Quirky
Queen of all mentors
Qualified
R Resourceful
Reliable
Reassuring
S Supportive
Sensitive
Steadfast
Spectacular
Sapient
T Talented
Terrific
U Understanding
Über-smart
V Vivacious
Valuable
W Wonderful
Wise
X Xtra awesome
Xenodochial
Y Yippee!
Z Zany
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