MentorMatch is SharpSchool’s industry leading eMentoring solution, providing end-to-end mentoring solutions for educational organizations looking to establish or expand successful mentoring programs. From strategic consulting, software implementation, training for administrators and mentors, and hosting, the MentorMatch solution is built to ensure that your mentoring initiatives not only succeed in meeting requirements, but exceeds them as well.

SharpSchool MentorMatch

MentorMatch is a flexible, powerful tool to enable mentor-based learning in a blended educational environment. This focus enables you to maximize training using existing digital resources, while minimizing costs and disruption to work. MentorMatch provides tools such as:

  • Support for Multiple Mentoring Programs:

    Whether you’re looking for teacher-to-teacher mentoring, teacher-to-student, student-to-student, or any combination thereof, the system will enable the implementation of multiple customized mentoring programs.

  • Scalable, Customizable Matching Algorithms:

    Get only the best matches to ensure the best partnerships.

  • Built in Collaboration Tools:

    Leverage social learning, social networking, and remote partnerships to expand educational resources and improved learning outcomes.

  • Group and Individual Mentoring, Formal and Informal Programs:

    Pick and choose the mentoring style that works best for your institution and SharpSchool will help make it happen.

MentorMatch is also designed to be simple and intuitive to use, with tools such as:

  • Drag-and-Drop Mentoring Process Designers:

    Set up a full process for formal mentoring in minutes.

  • Integrated Surveying Tools:

    Know exactly how the program is received and what can be improved.

  • Data-Based Decision Making Reports:

    Analyze your results with powerful reports.

  • Software-as-a-Service:

    SharpSchool can host your software and provision it rapidly to remove any technical barriers from implementing your program.

MentorMatch’s rich functionality, competitive price, efficient implementation, professional support, and recognized excellence make it an ideal fit for any school or district.


Mentoring Models

One-on-one Mentoring

  • One mentor provides direct mentorship to one mentee
  • Relationship built around the learning needs of the mentee
  • Mentor provides advice and guidance to help mentee meet his/her developmental goals

Group Mentoring

  • Collection of mentoring relationships consisting of one or more mentors and multiple mentees
  • Participants can act as mentors, mentees, or in certain cases both
  • Members help each other to set developmental goals and build the skills and confidence necessary to reach those goals

Contextual Mentoring

  • Mentee communicates with experts who can address particular needs, rather than engaging in full-fledged mentoring relationship
  • There are generally no pre-designated mentor and mentee roles. The mentee tries to learn as much as he/she can by asking questions and sharing information

Student Mentoring

Using MentorMatch’s customizable interface, the possibilities are endless for student focused mentoring programs. Student models could include:

  • New Student Mentoring Model

    Focus on complimenting new students (mentees) with senior students (mentors) in relevant areas of expertise to ensure a smooth transition for new students.
    Matching focus: Seniority, similar interests, positive role model

  • At Risk Students Mentoring Model

    Focus on pairing at-risk students (mentees) with senior students and positive role models (mentors) to improve student success.
    Matching focus: Seniority, similar interests, positive role model

  • Career Development Model

    Focus on short and mid-term career development and competency development
    Matching focus: Organization role objectives (short – midterm), skill and competency priority / rating

  • Tutoring Program Model

    Whether using a student-student or teacher-student model, focus on complimenting staff or students with moderate to high seniority with younger staff/students in need of assistance.
    Matching focus: Age difference, minimum seniority, requisite skills

Staff Mentoring

SharpSchool’s MentorMatch interface makes it easy to setup and run a mentoring program, or multiple mentoring programs. With MentorMatch tools you can configure what model of mentoring program you want, what steps are involved, how much information users need to enter and what attributes the system searches for, and much more. You can also set up multiple programs, with different criteria for every program, and set up different levels of administrators to help run the program smoothly.

Mentoring Program for School Staff:

  • New Hire Mentoring Model

    Focus on complimenting new hires (mentees) with senior staff (mentors) in relevant areas of expertise.
    Matching focus: Seniority, business unit, job function

  • Women’s Leadership

    Help women succeed in your organization by matching them with senior coaches.
    Matching focus: Gender, business unit

  • Career Development Model

    Focus on short and mid-term career development and competency development to that end
    Matching focus: Organization role objectives (short – midterm), skill and competency priority / rating

  • Reverse Mentoring Model

    Focus on complimenting older staff with moderate to high seniority with younger staff with basic seniority.
    Matching focus: Age difference, minimum seniority

  • Cultural Training

    Integrate a multi-ethnic workplace by forming partnerships to increase understanding and outreach.
    Matching focus: Ethnicity, seniority, interest

  • Skills Competency Model

    Focus on complementing strong and developing competency areas.
    Matching focus: Skill and competency priority / rating