How does mentoring with MentorMe work?
Sign up and introduce yourself
Sign up and tell us a bit about yourself. We will review your application and get back to you within 72 hours.
Create a session pack
Tell us how you want to teach - individual sessions, 30 minutes, 2 hours…you have full control.
Update your calendar
Let us know when you are available to teach. MentorMe can connect to your Google Calendar to make this process as efficient as possible.
Review your mentoring requests
Your time is precious and we get that you may want to choose who gets to spend it with you. With MentorMe, you can review each mentee’s application before you accept or decline to teach them.
On the given time and day, connect with your mentee and start mentoring!
Why use MentorMe?
Share your knowledge
Give back to the art community by teaching promising new artists. Share your knowledge and expertise to help them progress as efficiently as possible.
Grow your income in your free time
With MentorMe, you set your own fee and keep 100% of it. You can sell individual sessions or create session packs – whatever works best for you.
Control your schedule
Update your calendar and teach on your terms. With full control over your availability, you can mentor around your free time, whether you only have one hour to spare or twenty.
Spread your reach
MentorMe knows no boundaries. Spread your reach across the globe, nurture talent in another continent, teach while you are on the move... This is a global community of artists.
What is MentorMe?
MentorMe is an online, mentoring platform catering to the digital arts community. Industry professionals and leading artists in every field from character design through to 3D modelling can supplement their income and optimise their free time by mentoring aspiring artists. The mentors have full control over their fee for each session and can choose to accept or refuse potential mentees based on an application they submit. Whether you are abroad with a few hours to kill in your hotel, or whether freelance has quietened down this month, make the most of the flexibility offered by MentorMe to make the most of your time – and monetise it. MentorMe allows you to earn extra income and give back to the arts community on a global scale.
Can I choose who I mentor?
Yes. A mentee interested in learning from you will fill out an application form. This form contains samples of their artwork as well as details on what they hope to achieve through mentoring. You are free to consider their application and either accept or decline it. Please note that there is a 72hr time limit within which you must issue a reply. We encourage you to give the mentee a constructive reason for the refusal so that they are encouraged to progress and look for another, more suited mentor.
How do sessions take place?
Once a mentee has booked a session with you, they will receive an email with the Zoom meeting ID that you inputted upon your registration. At the time of the session, simply log into Zoom and start the meeting. If you do not have a zoom account, you can create one here in under 5 minutes. We suggest you log in 5 minutes before your session start time so there are no delays. You and your mentee will then have the option of sharing your screen, using video conferencing or simply using audio – this is entirely up to you and your mentee.
Who sets the rates for a mentoring session?
You! As a mentor, you decide how much your time is worth. MentorMe does not deduct anything from your fee and you will receive it in its totality on a fixed date each month. Please be aware that a high fee may make your profile less appealing to mentees and affect traffic flow to your profile.
My mentee didn’t turn up for their session – what now?
We’re sorry to hear that. Please click here and tell us the name of your mentee as well as the scheduled date/time of the session. We will reach out to the mentee and let them know that they missed their session and have forfeited their payment. You will be paid as if the session was held and the mentee will be invited to contact you directly should they wish to ask you to reschedule it. You are under no obligation to accept and rescheduling is based on your discretion alone. We would suggest that a valid reason for missing the session (such as illness) may warrant rescheduling.
Do I need to prepare anything for my mentoring session?
Before your first session, we suggest that you read your mentee’s application form again and think of feedback and exercises that will help them to fix mistakes or improve their skills. You can then ask your student to send you homework in advance of your next session. This is at your discretion.
I can’t make the session I’m booked for – what do I do?
If you have to change the date/time at which your session will be held, it is up to you to contact your mentee and reschedule with them. Should you fail to be able to find a new date/time that works for them, a full refund will be issued to the student.