Every student walks around wondering, and even asking aloud,
Every parent walks around wondering, and even asking aloud,
We see education as a process that involves far more than learning the basics, pushing for higher grades, or finding the right college. Education means learning about the inner you – understanding and embracing your individuality, your personality, your aspirations, your likes and dislikes, your strengths and needs. Education means considering your life path and the directions it could lead.
We encourage students to focus on their life path and to see how today’s decisions can impact tomorrow’s choices.
Too often we have initial client meetings that involve some type of regret – if only we had thought about this before! Choosing the right high school and having real success sets the field of choices for college. Choosing the right college and having real success sets the field of choices for graduate school and a successful career. Poor performance or poor choices at any step of the process can limit, and even eliminate future opportunities.
In our mentoring program, we help students and parents see the individual life path and critically examine which direction to take on this very personal journey. We talk frankly and realistically about academic fits, social opportunities, educational benchmarks, career path requisites, performance ranges, and financial constraints. We discuss options and alternatives that focus less on short-term status and gratification and more on long-term attainment of the most important life path goals.
As a mentor, the goal is to help parents and youth work collaboratively to maximize their efforts so they work with, rather than against, each other. We help bring clarity to an individual student’s pursuits and tranquility to the family helping to make dreams a reality.
We work with students and parents over an extended period to craft a customized path to personal achievement and offer the necessary guidance, instruction, and experience as the family embarks on a bold adventure. We start with you in the development stage and stay with you to that moment of triumph when you venture forth into your chosen career.
Mentoring is a collaborative partnership between a student and a mentor to facilitate academic and personal growth. In this process, the mentor provides guidance, support, and advice to the mentee to help them make informed decisions about their future. A mentor listens to the student’s concerns, provides feedback, and allows them to develop life skills that will enable them to achieve their goals.
At Mackler Associates, our mentoring program aims to provide individualized attention to each student, taking into account their unique strengths, interests, and learning style.
We work with students to identify their aspirations, create achievable goals, and develop a plan to achieve them. Through regular meetings and ongoing support, we help students gain the confidence and life skills they need to succeed in their personal and academic lives.
Mentoring can have a profound impact on a student and provides numerous benefits. The most obvious benefit is the one-on-one attention and guidance that a mentor can provide. A mentor is not just a role model.
Mentors can help students with specific academic challenges, such as test-taking strategies or study habits. They can also help students navigate the complexities of college applications, career choices, and life decisions.
Another significant benefit of mentoring is the emotional support that a mentor can offer. Mentors can serve as role models and provide a safe space for students to express their concerns and fears. Building a supportive relationship with a mentor makes students feel more confident in their abilities and more motivated to pursue their goals.
Additionally, mentoring can help students develop essential skills that will serve them well in their future academic and professional lives. For example, a mentor can help students improve their communication skills, develop critical thinking skills, and learn the skill of time
If you’re a student, there are many reasons why you might want a mentor. Perhaps you’re struggling with a particular subject, or you’re feeling overwhelmed by the demands of school. Or maybe you’re not sure what you want to do with your life and could use some guidance in exploring your options.
A mentor can help you navigate these challenges and more. They can provide you with individualized attention and support that you may need help to get in a classroom setting. They can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to achieve your goals. And they can offer emotional support and encouragement as you work toward success.
Our mentees range from 8th-grade students to high school students, and even young adults attending university.
At Mackler Associates, we understand the challenges that students face, and we’re here to help. We have a proven track record of success in helping students achieve their goals. Whether you’re looking for help with a specific subject or need guidance in figuring out your future, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
We help the mentee answer questions about personal identity. Who am I? What do I like to do? What dreams do I have for my future? What are my strongest skills? What are my areas of greatest need? In what environments do I feel most comfortable? We help you take a critical look at your personal inventory and indicate the possible paths available to you. We encourage you to be realistic and daring. We help you find your passion and assist you in seeing you can meet the challenges on the road to your dreams.
Additionally, we examine different path possibilities and what would be required to successfully reach the end of that path. Each road has its own advantages and disadvantages, and we explore those dimensions. Will I have the time and commitment to stay on this path? Do I have the academic prerequisites? Do I have the resources? What type of assistance will I need to see the finish line? At the end of this stage, we choose a particular path and create an action plan that takes the vision and puts it into a series of well-defined and attainable steps and goals.
We also provide counseling, tutoring, test preparation, and other support to facilitate the execution of the action plan. Perhaps the greatest advantage of choosing our mentoring program is the ability to have so many services delivered by one highly experienced provider with whom the student has an established relationship.
In a world of too few and too many choices, charting a life path can be daunting, even before factoring in personal preferences, relative abilities and desires, financial resources, and long-term persistence and dedication. We help families examine the possibilities and navigate a path to personal fulfillment.