So you’re studio is growing and you need an assistant in your classes. This is a great problem to have! But how does the mentoring process work? What are the parameters for successfully mentoring an apprentice instructor, giving them just the right amount of responsibilities? It is a delicate balance. Here are some points to remember.
Remember that the goal of having procedures for assistant/apprentice instructors is to support growth for all parties involved including students, the assistant, and the studio. It will take some time to establish, but once procedures are in place the process should develop a nice flow.
Don’t have time to mentor your own apprentices? The Born to Fly Aerial Teacher Certificate can be completed at a number of different studios across the country. Trainees can receive live mentorship at each of these studios. Please contact us for more.
How have you mentored assistant instructors at your studio? Please leave a comment below and let us know!
Julianna Hane traded life on a cotton farm to become a dancer and aerialist. She holds an MFA in Modern Dance, and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and Pilates Instructor. Julianna is also the Director of Training at Born to Fly Teacher Programs and Support, and wrote the Aerial Teacher's Handbook.
Our authors include our Master Teacher Trainers as well as Born to Fly™ Certified Teachers.