The mentorship relationship — uniquely rewarding and fraught.
The mentorship or apprenticeship relationship is at the heart of deep, formative learning in youth and early adulthood. In such relationship students are vulnerable to bad mentors, as they may use their power to exploit or abuse the student, or other kinds of unfair treatment. One way students can protect themselves is by talking to previous students, and learning how the teacher has treated them, before choosing a mentor. A second precaution is to have more than one teacher who could be a potential mentor, and keeping them informed about your progress.