01 Sep Tutor program – a nationwide Hungarian mentor program
Tutor program - a nationwide Hungarian mentor program
Paper presentation322Hajnalka Morvai, -, Hungary; Csilla Fuszek, European Talent Centre - Budapest, Hungary
Europe 1Thu 14:15 - 15:15
The purpose of the paper presentation is to show the structure and experience of the Hungarian national mentor program (called the “Tutor Program”). The first phase of the best practice developed by the staff of the Hungarian Talent Centre (MATEHETSZ) lasted from 2016 to 2021, with the participation of 2743 students. The target group consisted of talented students aged 10-18 for whom school-based talent support or the talent support options available in their direct environment proved to be insufficient.The mentor provided talent management to the youth admitted to the program based on the recommendation of teachers. One “door-opener” mentor was dealing with 8-10 youth. The mentor mapped the networks and talent support options around the mentee, helped them specify and realise their individual learning paths adjusted to public education and managed their activities connected to their abilities.