Bloc Mentor (Remote)

Thinkful Inc. via Stack Overflow
Other

Sep 8th 2018


Bloc's mentors are experienced developers and designers with a passion for sharing their craft. They believe in the apprenticeship model of education: learning by building under the guidance of an experienced professional. As a Mentor at Bloc, you will work directly with students to support them on their journey to become professional software developers and designers. 

Responsibilities 

Be an engaged mentor, committed to shared success

  • Pay attention to important company communications and updates in meetings, email, and Slack
  • Maintain an environment of regular, candid feedback with your Squad Lead
  • Share what you learn with other mentors and your Squad Lead

Ensure your students are satisfied, engaged and progressing

  • Set and manage student expectations and help them stay motivated to make progress
  • Maintain a high average satisfaction rating
  • Strive to maintain a high assessment pass rates for students → Focus on teaching to objectives. 
  • Identify and help students who are struggling with learning objectives that should have been mastered previously
  • Identify students at risk of a poor outcome and work with your Squad Lead and Student Success to design and implement a remediation plan

Attend the following meetings:

  • All Student Sessions
  • Bi-weekly squad meetings
  • Monthly 1:1s with your squad lead
  • All Hands one Friday a month @ 1pm PT (FT Mentors only)

Minimum Requirements

  • 10-25 hours per week dedicated to Bloc
  • 5+ years relevant professional work experience 
  • Demonstrate genuine student advocacy and empathy for beginners
  • Strong English communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Bonus if you have curriculum writing experience
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