Mentor's Compass

An educational video series to guide your conversations with your son or mentee.

Video Series

Instructional videos to inspire and educate you on mentoring your son or student.

Discussion Handouts

Printable checklists and tips to help you plan your mentoring sessions.

Direct Feedback

Heights faculty will monitor discussions and respond to questions.


What is Mentor's Compass?

Join Heights Mentor, Alex Berthe, for Mentor's Compass, a series of short videos offering practical guidance to parents, teachers, and mentors of young men "fully alive." Each lesson deals with real-world aspects of guiding a boy towards Christian manhood: how do you set goals for a mentee? how do you handle procrastination? how do we adjust to the ubiquity of smart phones? how do we instill integrity in our boys? As mentors, how should we interact with parents, and vice versa? In addition to the video, each module will present a downloadable PDF for you to print out and consider. Mentor's Compass is more than a video–it is the beginning of a conversation between you and your spouse, son, mentee, or mentee's parents. Allow us to walk with you as you strive to guide your son or mentee towards a life well lived.

"Mentoring at The Heights is a tutorial in Christian manhood, and Alex, through Mentor's Compass, is an excellent guide for mentors everywhere."

- Alvaro de Vicente, Headmaster at The Heights School
Alex Berthé
Alex Berthé
Mentor's Compass Instructor

About Alex

B.A. Columbia University; M.S.W. Catholic University of America

Alex Berthé, LCSW-C, joined The Heights faculty in 2016. He teaches seventh grade core and Spanish, and is a mentor to both middle and upper school students. Alex graduated from Columbia University in 2003 where he majored in political science. In 2011, he completed his graduate work at the Catholic University of America and earned a Master of Social Work. In addition to teaching, Alex is a Bethesda-based psychotherapist in private practice with a special interest in counseling families on child and adolescent development and marriage issues. Prior to joining The Heights, Alex was the Lower and Middle School Counselor at the Landon School, an independent school for boys in Bethesda, Maryland. He also served as the Director of the Tenley Achievement Program, a tutoring and character building program for underserved boys in Washington, DC. An All-Met soccer player in high school, Alex was a member of Columbia University’s varsity soccer team and maintains his love of the game through coaching. Alex and his wife, Andrea, have three children.

Praise for this course:

Content rich!

Content rich! I especially appreciated how practical it was. The length was perfect! Propels me to action on behalf of our son.

by Judy Steury

Mentor's Compass

Excellent!

by Jim Nelson

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