There should be a trust based relationship between a teacher and a student. The tutor should be supportive and friendly. They should have adequate knowledge about the subject and let the student 'feel' the topic, which can be achieved by giving examples from day-to-day life. To lift the exam pressure from the students, they should be humorous and entertaining in class, while still maintaining proper discipline. They should identify their weaknesses and work on them. Patience, perseverance, open-mindedness and decent behaviour comply for a promising mentor.