SL Cert - Basic Mentoring

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This definition codifies what tutors need to know to help people competently from both a communications and technical standpoint.


People and organizations who want to help others.


Must be at least six months in Second Life.


Describe the skills and knowledge necessary to tutor competently and effectively at a basic level.

Mentor Skillset

Communication Skillset

Leaving the ego at the door

Understanding the necessity of focusing on the person being helped.

Presenting yourself

Terms of Service

Community Standards

The function of a tutor

Definitions of PG, Adult, and Mature regions

Be familiar with Second Life acronyms (see Acronyms)

Know the resources

Announcing who you are and why you're there: goals and methods

Communicate effectively with people from other cultures

Describe things and procedures accurately: techniques for describing procedures

Know your limits: realizing how many people you can help at one time

Steps for dealing with misbehaving residents

Understand how and when Report Abuse interface accurately and efficiently

Technical Skillset

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Using the Mini-Map


Using the Map - Where am I?
Using Search - Where is that?
Using Landmarks - How do I get there again?


Inventory - I can have stuff!

Appearance - I can change how I look!

Kinds of clothing
Wearing an item of clothing
Creating an outfit
Wearing an outfit
Modifying an outfit

Organizing what you have - How do I find things quickly?


What is it?
Is it necessary?
How much can I have?
How do I get it?
Purchasing things with or without money
Organizing what you've purchased


Chatting with people nearby

The Friends List

Chatting with one person privately

Chatting with many people privately - Conference chat

Groups - people of a feather

Finding a group
Joining a group (various methods)
Chatting with many people - Group chat

Voice Chat

Know the basic Macintosh shortcuts (see Second Life under Mac OS X )

The profile