Tutoring is assistance that is provided to students to help them attain grade-level proficiency in basic skills and, as appropriate, learn more advanced skills. Tutoring usually involves assisting with homework assignments, providing instruction and fostering good study habits.
Mentoring involves a one-to-one relationship between an older person and a younger one (a protégé) to pass on knowledge, experience, and judgment, or to provide guidance and friendship. Mentoring programs link an adult to a younger person, with the goals of reassuring innate worth, instilling values, guiding curiosity and encouraging a positive youthful life. Distinguished from child rearing and friendship, the mentoring relationship is intended to be temporary, with the objective of helping the protégé reach independence and autonomy.
The batch of 20 students is mentored by a faculty member to provide guidance and friendship.