Phase 1: Early Years Mentoring

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”

HeadStart Mentoring

Students in general know little about career options and university course offerings. Early mentoring helps students explore possible university or career paths, and build lasting friendships with overachieving mentors, all of whom with a success formula to share. Each QC mentor is a graduate of a top U.S. or U.K. university, has broad experience working with a diverse group of students, and a winning track record of admissions success. More importantly, a good university choice determines one’s social circle, exposure to opportunities and skills for future career.

The earliest opportunity of entry is ages 12-17 years of age, where students get a head start from experienced mentors for preparing their curriculum vitae and portfolio. This is definitely a must in order to be impressive enough for the top Ivy League/Oxbridge universities. Students undergo intensive early career and university exposure, early orientation of application process; specialised tests/interviews needed and early non-academic guidance of crucial competitions and projects required for an outstanding portfolio. 

Orientation of Application Process
Career Research and University Experience
Sharing University and Course Research
Early Exposure to Writing and Interview Skills
Professional Guidance on Academics and Portfolio
Portfolio Preparation- Mentors will guide each candidate to achieve key academic and non-academic targets, such as relevant competitions and job attachments, for a comprehensive personal portfolio.

Early Exposure to Critical Writing, Thinking and Interviews- Mentors will guide mentees through exercises and reading lists to build depth of knowledge for a strong personal statement and interview skills. The team will also ensure mentees get an early taster of university entrance interviews and the personal statement writing process.
Candidate Profiling -Professional mentors will rely on psychometric assessments to identify each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses to formulate a mentoring blueprint.

Academic Guidance- Experienced tutors and mentors with a wealth of insider knowledge can provide academic guidance and tuition for weak and strong subjects in school. Non Academic Guidance – Mentors will explore and propose co-curricular activities, community involvement projects, school projects, and external competitions required for an outstanding resume.