Mentor v Teacher

A Mentor(s)

  • is an experienced person who acts as an advisor to another individual
  • main role is to provide guidance
  • helps to develop the (usually professional) capacities of the mentee
  • advises and allows the mentee to find his path
  • has years of experience in the field, which he uses to guide the individual

A Teacher(s)

  • is an individual who is engaged in imparting knowledge to the students
  • main role is to impart knowledge through instruction
  • helps develop the academic knowledge of the student
  • instructs
  • has (usually) academic and often practical, real-world-applicable knowledge