By Juni Learning

We understand that transitioning across different teachers or mentors can be a bit difficult for students and families alike. Although not immediately obvious, there are actually several benefits to exposing kids to multiple mentor figures!

Here are 5 core reasons why having multiple mentors or instructors can help your child develop important life skills.

1. They Learn How to Learn

Students “learn how to learn” best when their learning environment changes from time to time. There’s many different teaching styles ranging from lectures, coaching, activities, group, and even a blend of them all.

Being exposed to multiple styles allows students to gather experience in different settings and explore what learning style works best for them.

2. They Become Adaptable

Older students especially are faced with greater variability and change. Being exposed to multiple mentors prepares students for modern workplace situations where adapting to the teaching, communication, and feedback styles of a variety of mentors and managers will become a necessity.

Getting early exposure to multiple mentors gives students the metacognitive skills they need to identify mentors and spot important learning points, even when the people delivering those lessons change.

3. They See from Different Perspectives

Students gain a richer understanding of content when they learn it from a variety of individuals with diverse lived experiences. On some learning platforms, like Juni Learning, instructors come from many different backgrounds and have experience in teaching their subjects in different ways.

4. They Develop Relationships

Students get the opportunity to develop relationships with many mentors, and experience first hand being cared for by many different role models in their fields of interest.

This helps students understand that at an early age, they are accepted for who they are and will be welcomed in any type of career environment.

5. They Get Opportunities to Ask More Questions

They can ask different mentors about their career aspirations, how they chose their major, and get inspired to learn more about a wider variety of career paths. It opens the door for them to learn more about ways they can use their skills to positively impact the world.

Find Expert Mentors for Your Student

At the end of the day, learning from multiple mentors provides your student with a wider set of experiences to draw from and to learn how to collaborate effectively even outside of class.

Juni Instructor teaching Python coding for kids
A Juni Instructor teaches Python to a student in class.

Juni Learning lets kids from around the world do exactly that, by connecting them to quality private or group instructors and award-winning computer science, English, and math courses.

With instructors from top universities like UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt University, and more, our goal is to provide the best education possible for your student at a pace that’s just right for them.

Contact our Admissions Team today to learn which of our coding, English, and math courses are best for your student!

This article originally appeared on junilearning.com.


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