Preventing and Solving Problems

Usually, the relationship between a participant and a mentor goes smoothly. Be Patient! It takes time to get to know one another, to establish expectations, and to build a productive relationship. However, doing these things at the outset can prevent problems in the long run.

Here are a few tips to keep everything running smoothly.

Despite everyone’s good intentions, problems may develop. It is important for you to recognize these warning signs of problems:

If you notice any of these behaviors, you may contact your program’s coordinator for help in dealing with them.

Some general guidelines for dealing with these warning signs or with full-blown problems include the following:

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