The weekly link
"The weekly sessions revolved around developing time and organisational skills. On the academic side, students and mentors monitored student progress weekly through effort marks and grades provided by subject tutors. All this amid casual chats about films, weekends and munching snacks. Mentoring is not only an opportunity to discuss academic life, but to develop personal relationships with students, establishing an open, caring and comfortable atmosphere in which to discuss their concerns about school life."