A teacher is standing behind her students and smiling while they work together on a computer.

5 Critical Differences Between a Teacher and a Mentor.

While the terms “teacher” and “mentor” are sometimes used interchangeably, this doesn’t reflect the expertise and purpose of each role.

A young female teacher is sitting at a desk next to her male mentor teacher. She is smiling and making notes as he talks and gestures to describe a specific teaching strategy.

Writing Good Notes as a Mentor Teacher

A mentor teacher can make or break a teacher’s career. One of the most important things you can do as a mentor is to write good notes.

A tutor is sitting at a desk with a teenage student. they are both looking intensely at the student's work.

The Difference Between Being a Tutor and Mentor

While both tutors and mentors are important in any child’s life, they both serve different purposes. Whether you need a tutor or a mentor depends on what point