MUELC ADEC Mentors with their graduate certificates
Written by Kimie Tomida, Student Experience Co-ordinator
The first three students graduated from the new Academic Development and Enhancement Centre (ADEC) Mentoring Program earlier this month. During the 10 week program, the mentors worked individually with the new students and gave them assistance on how to use the study resources and work on their Individual Learning Plans.
Saman Ranabahu, Leading Specialist teacher, gave a presentation at a ceremony marking the milestone and reinforced the importance of communication skills, including active listening, resource awareness, record keeping and working as a team.
All the ADEC mentors were selected after submitting an expression of interest and completing an interview. Not only were they well received by the new students, but also the mentors enjoyed learning new communication and leadership skills.
Congratulations to the mentors: Ester Inggrid Hermanus, Kumiko Kondo and Pamita.
I came to Monash University English Language Centre (MUELC) for Professional Development Program (PDP) in order to study English and have work experience. When I interviewed Mr. Saman Ranabahu, Leading Specialist Teacher, he told me about ADEC Mentors. I was willing to take this role because in Japan I work at university library and have an interest in academic support.
As an ADEC Mentor, I had a drop-in session twice a week at City Campus. Mentees and I talked about issues in their study and daily life. Though it was sometimes challenging for me to talk to students actively, it was great pleasure to share my experience as a MUELC student. I could also acquire confidence in talking English and overcome my shyness through this work. I really appreciate the opportunity to work as an ADEC Mentor. Thank you so much!