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Mentor vs. Preceptor — What's the Difference?

Mentor vs. Preceptor — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mentor and Preceptor

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Mentor

A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.

Preceptor

A preceptor (from Latin, "praecepto") is a teacher responsible for upholding a precept, meaning a certain law or tradition.

Mentor

Mentor Greek Mythology Odysseus's trusted counselor, in whose guise Athena became the guardian and teacher of Telemachus.

Preceptor

A teacher; an instructor.

Mentor

To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.
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Preceptor

An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.

Mentor

To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher to (another person).

Preceptor

The head of a preceptory.

Mentor

A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.

Preceptor

A teacher or tutor.

Mentor

(transitive) To act as someone's mentor.

Preceptor

(historic) The head of a preceptory of Knights Templar.

Mentor

A wise and faithful counselor or monitor.

Preceptor

A doctor who gives practical training to medical students, nurses etc.

Mentor

A wise and trusted guide and advisor

Preceptor

One who gives commands, or makes rules; specifically, the master or principal of a school; a teacher; an instructor.

Mentor

Serve as a teacher or trusted counselor;
The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

Preceptor

The head of a preceptory among the Knights Templars.

Preceptor

Teacher at a university of college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

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