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Individuals who have completed the mentor application process will be required to attend an initial face-to-face training on the TSBVI campus in Austin, typically during the first week of December.  This training lasts for one and a half days, and covers such topics as common problems of novice teachers, mentor/protégé communication, record keeping for mentors, and promising practice standards for TVIs and COMS.

This face-to-face training is preceded by online mentor training modules.  Mentors will also be asked to participate in supplemental training after they have been mentoring for 3 or more years. 

Online Mentor Training Modules

Stages in the Mentor-Protégé Relationship

Mentoring a first-year TVI or COMS is both a rewarding and challenging role. Mentor Coordinator, Chrissy Cowan and former TSBVI Outreach Director, Cyral Miller, provide valuable insight into the mentor-protégé relationship and offer practical tips on professional communication.

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