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For children to learn, the right conditions need to be in place. They need to be calm, confident and certain that they are supported. Very few teenagers work to their full potential without an involved parent or mentor on hand. Our mentors are successful, inspiring people. They become as invested in the success of the mentee as they are in their own goals. Our mentoring programmes help children to achieve at least one level beyond their initial expectations – this might be the difference between a second tier and top ten global ranked university admission.

All mentoring begins with the basics, ensuring that children are sleeping, exercising and eating properly, managing their time and forming good relations with their peers and teachers. Once these routines are in place, mentors support, develop and encourage all aspects of a child’s academic, cultural and sporting life.

We carefully match children with a mentor who shares their interests and ambitions. Our mentors have a passion for their chosen career. Mentors include talented engineers, musicians, academics and medal-winning sportsmen and women. All the mentors are also experienced parents or professional educators, and have proven their ability to encourage and develop young talents.

Mentors identify early on when a child would benefit from an acceleration programme or needs some extra support - from specific sports coaching to get into a team, to sourcing work experience and university application advice. A mentor will then work with parents and our team of specialist advisors to put the right solutions in place.

Mentoring assignments are overseen by Charles Bonas and his team. No other company has Bonas MacFarlane’s level of expertise and infrastructure to support mentors. We take great care in assigning children a mentor who shares their interests and ambitions. Our mentors have a passion for their chosen career, and include engineers, musicians, academics and medal-winning sportsmen and women. All the mentors are either experienced parents or professional educators, and have proven their ability to encourage and develop young talents. 

We agree clear objectives: the mentors set personal goals and are in very regular contact. Mentors provide parents with detailed appraisals of the child’s academic and extracurricular progress and, above all, on their happiness and wellbeing.

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