BECOME A MENTOR
Entering the job market after graduating from university & college can often be difficult. TESOL Québec’s mentorship & TA program can help you integrate into the workforce and become a recognized language professional. Mentorship program is the only integrated membership program that members become mentors and teaching assistants making additional income throughout this program.
A specialized program for TESOL & TFSOL graduates
- This program is an ideal membership for you if you have completed a recognized 150 hrs TESOL certification program (or more) in a college or university and have at least one year of teaching experience.
You can totally remain employed while participating in Mentorship program. As a mentor you can also be a volunteer, a Teaching Assistant TA or even a fully employed teacher teaching ESL or other languages. Depending on their referrals and supervision activities mentors can generate between $20,000 to $50,000 annual passive income.
Obtain certification quickly!
In addition to providing you with an accelerated professional integration experience, the mentorship program paves the way to certification and official recognition of your skills. Certification enables you to stand out as a professional, which is a major advantage in a competitive field.
By enrolling in the mentorship program, you automatically obtain TESOL certification Mentor & Trainer status.
WHAT IS THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM?
Mentorship program upgrades TESOL teachers in the business of education both online or in-class. Program covers wide range of topics from curriculum preparation, teaching skills development, online marketing, video courses, webinar courses, global students enrollment and teaching to website development and business finance and management. The mentorship program takes place over a minimum of three consecutive months. The goal is to enable the candidate to become thoroughly conversant with the standards, rules, business tools, professional responsibilities and academic background required to practice the profession, under the guidance and supervision of an experienced member (mentor) who will help the candidate achieve this objective.
Through regular interviews, the mentor becomes familiar with the work done by the candidate and discusses all aspects of professional practice. Mentor supervises candidates’ practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge and provides suggestions in improving those skills. Mentor may also answer questions and prepare a report on the progress made on skills improvements. At the end of the program, the mentor prepares a report on the candidate’s aptitude to practice the profession according to recognized standards and ethics in education and forwards it to the Certification Committee. If you meet the organization’s requirements and pass the final board exam you will obtain Mentorship Certification.
The points covered by the mentorship program include:
- Compliance with laws, ethics and regulations governing the profession
- Financial and legal organization of the candidate’s office and personal practice set up
- Use of information and communication technologies as well as Online Education skills
- Compliance with professionalisim and confidentiality
- Education management & leadership
- Promotion of professional services through online or newspaper services
- Marketing in business of education
- Practical teaching skills both in Conversation & Grammar
- Evaluation of levels and Examination Systems
- Affiliated marketing programs in mentorship (Students & Associations)
- Website development and online courses setup
- Students recruitment locally & internationally both online or in-campus & journals
- Participating in Schools, Education Exhibitions, Trade & Employment fairs
If you are a recent TESOL, TASOL, TSSOL or TFSOL graduate who has found a job as a language professional and if your supervisor is a member of TESOL Québec he or she can be your mentor. This way, you will have access to structured supervision in accordance with mentorship program requirements as you begin your career. This is in addition to your Online Mentorship Classes and webinars.
Mentorship for self-employed professionals
If you are self-employed, we can still find you a mentor. You will be matched with an experienced member who teaches the same language as you and, if possible, in the same specializations. You will have personalized meetings that are tailored to your situation and future educational professional plans.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR METORSHIP TRAINEES?
Trainees are responsible for their training and successful completion of the mentorship program. They must complete all online theory classes through TESOL Québec and it’s affiliates, complete all required teaching skills and practicum, complete their online assignments or projects and finally pass the final board exam before they can be certified as Mentors.
- Pursue the objectives and activities of the mentorship program
- Apply themselves to their professional activities in their workplace
- Develop their ability to work independently
- Be open, attentive and sensitive to feedback from their mentor
- Respect the program conditions and produce the required work
Trainees must be proactive and take the necessary initiatives to achieve the program objectives—including asking questions, conducting research, documenting work, observing, and seeking out feedback from their mentor.
MENTORS: EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS!
Mentors are experienced TESOL Québec members who are willing to supervise learning process of trainees, assist in their teaching skills development progress, pass on their knowledge and share their experience with trainees.
If you would like to become a mentor, go to the Become a Mentor section to find out more about the role and responsibilities of a mentor and how you can become an official representative of TESOL Québec.
IS MENTORSHIP-MENTOR PROGRAM FIT FOR YOU?
The mentorship-mentor program is for you if can qualify for at least one of the following:
- You have completed a recognized university program or deemed equivalent by TESOL Québec.
- You have more than one hundred hours of teaching experience.
- You have completed a TESOL Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma program through TESOL Québec or one of it’s affiliated colleges. (TASOL, TFSOL, TSSOL & TCSOL are also acceptable.)
- To take part in the mentorship program, you must be employed: salaried, self-employed or co-op.
- To become a Mentor please complete Mentor Application
IS MENTORSHIP-TRAINEE PROGRAM FIT FOR YOU?
The mentorship-trainee program is for you if can qualify for at least two of the following:
- You have completed a recognized university program or deemed equivalent by TESOL Québec.
- You have no teaching experience or have little experience lacking sufficient skills.
- You have completed or willing to join and completed a TESOL Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma program through TESOL Québec or one of it’s affiliated colleges. (Programs in TASOL, TFSOL, TSSOL, TPSOL, TJSOL, TRSOL & TCSOL are also acceptable.)
- To take part in the Mentorship, you must be looking for new employment or change of a career.
- To become a Trainee, please complete the Trainee Application
Employed, Unemployed, Former TESOL Graduates, Current Students and New Students all have different fees. For more information about the fees please contact TESOL Québec Registrar’s Office or apply at Become a Member.
If you wish to enroll in the program, please complete Application Forms at Become a Member page.
BECOME A MENTOR
BECOME A MENTOR AND SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE
To be a mentor, you must:
- Be a TESOL Québec member or an affiliate member of TESOL Canada.
- Have at least 100 hrs of professional teaching experience.
- Have completed the “TESOL Certification” program (or program in other languages)
- Have completed “Professional Ethics in Practice” and “Mentorship Certification Program known as “TESOL Mastery Program”.
- Have never been the subject of disciplinary action and should never have any criminal records.
Mentorship program is a dual program conducted both online and in-class.
YOUR ROLE AS A MENTOR
- Share your knowledge and experience, supervise trainees learning development and provide advice to trainees helping them to develop confidence & independence in their acquired teaching skills.
- Act as an evaluator, as you will have to produce monthly evaluation reports on Trainees progress.
- Use In-Class supervision or Online Observation through Skype or Webinar group classes.
- Review and assess a trainee’s first draft assignments and provide comments in improving those assignments that their final drafts must be submitted to TESOL Québec for evaluations.
- Attend Online TESOL Québec Monthly Webinars to update their administrative & teaching skills.
At the end of the program the mentor prepares a report on the candidate’s aptitude to practice according to recognized standards of TESOL Quebec and makes a recommendation to TESOL Certification Committee. TESOL Québec requires 20 hours of supervision and observation of TESOL Trainees teaching skills to be conducted within three months. (Approximately 2hrs per week)
On-the-job or self-employed mentorship
If you are currently a teacher either in a private or public school or even if you are a self employed teacher, you can have one of our trainees to participate in your class as observant and assistant so that he or she may gain sufficient teaching experience by participating in your classes. Hosting a trainee as an intern for few months can dramatically increase their experience and teaching confidence.
Mentorship program earns additional income for the mentor and assists trainees in learning the skills required to become experienced teachers and future mentors in the coming months. This will also add to the future of mentors network.
To become a mentor, you will need a short training session provided by the TESOL Québec’s office known as “Mentorship Certification Program” known as “TESOL Mastery Program”. You must also take the course on “Professional Ethics in Practice” if you have not already done so.
- TESOL Québec will pay anywhere from $200 to $800 per trainee depending on the stages of mentorship that concerns each trainee. Payments are after the submission of the final reports.
- Majority of our mentors earn $8,000 to $50,000 per year on passive income.
Mentorship Stages are as following:
- Stage I: Includes consulting, guidance in assignments and theory of methodologies, lesson planning, conversation activities, grammar learning advice, and research paper.
- Stage II: Includes “Stage I” plus Observation Reports of teaching skills online or in-classes.
- Stage III: Includes ‘Stage I”, “Stage II” and Supervise 100 hrs of Teaching Experience in which only 20hrs are directly observed classes and rest are lesson plans reports evaluations.
TESOL Québec or the Mentors may refer trainees and the program may include any or all of the above stages.
TO APPLY FOR MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Send your application, an email of intent and résumé to Sylvie Bouchard at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Contact Sylvie Bouchard by e-mail at email@example.com (Note that personal visits are arranged by appointments only)