Does anyone here do it?
Any tips for a newbie?
Thank you (in advance!!)
(what else does everybody do?)
Make sure the person mentoring you understands your needs, and is capable of imparting to you the beauty of the Torah, at your level, and at a pace appropriate for you. Good luck!
DY: Perhaps you forgot my bio… Folks at TorahMate put me at the giving end… they think I’m capable of making a change in someone’s life. I’m asking for tips, pointers and advice.
Screen name looks familiar…
We already settled into what we’re going to learn אי”ה. I’d appreciate other tips, advice, ideas. Like how to go about it, how to keep it up, sound exciting, accomplish something…
I always made sure to make a personal connection at least once without losing the structure of the hour. For instance I would remember something about the family (or pets, or work) and ask about it. Or mention a point he made last week that you revisited, such as, “I thought about that point you made…” or “I was learning how to do X and it made me think of you starting from scratch on this topic” etc. give him value, and that will give you and your time together a positive feeling.