The objective is to provide a personal mentor to our junior members who offer guidance and advice in improving public speaking. It is a paternal system of caring and harnessing potential of new members as well as establishing a communal bond with members in the society. At the beginning of the academic year, Each member is assigned to a mentor, who is a senior member in the society with adequate speaking ability and experience. The mentor’s task is to monitor and track the progress of the mentee, and to provide personalized guidance that meets each mentees’ specific needs, to make them feel welcomed in the club and help them improve their public speaking skills.
The mentors can meet their mentees outside of regular meeting hours to discuss or practice their speeches. In addition to that, the mentors also have a duty to ensure that all their mentees participate in the weekly speaking slots. The mentor is awarded 1 point each time his/her mentee participates in the weekly speaking slots. The points allocation is monitored by the Director of Education. Mentors also have a duty of evaluating the speeches during regular meetings. At the end of the term, the mentor with the highest points are awarded The Best Mentor of the Year award.