Mentor Essay

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Alex Bretous Introduction to writing February 21, 2012 My Mentor A mentor to me is someone that you can look up to and go to for support. In order to be a good mentor, you must posses certain qualities. The most important quality is experience. To be able to help someone, you must know what he or she is going through. Another required quality is the ability to listen. Mentoring consists mainly of communicating with the person. Hearing and understanding is very important. A Mentor must also be sympathetic and willing to help. Compassion is key to any mentor relationship. My Mentors is my mom she plays a key role in my life, and the lives of many others. We have been through so much together, and we get closer everyday. Experience is the most important quality that a mentor must posses. While living in this world my mother has gained so many experience, and knowledge about everything you can imagine. Being a single mother in this world is one of the hardest things to do. Being the great mother that she is she never complained about it, and she has done way more then I could ever ask for and more. One of the most difficult decisions my mother had to make was moving with us to Michigan from Haiti. My mother had to learn a new language and start school over again. Everything she does in her life is to make me and my brothers lives easier. Working seven days a week is not that easy when being a nurse. Another great quality my mom posse is the ability to listen. Growing up with us in the hood wasn’t easy for my mom. My brothers and I were good kids, but sometimes we got caught up wit the wrong group of friends, and got in some trouble. When I would get in trouble my mother was always there to talk me. She never really got mad but was always disappointed. My mom is like a good friend to me. I feel like I could talk to her about anything. We could be talking

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