His greatest influence was, undoubtedly, one of the original soul masters, Sam Cooke, who mentored him.
Patty Hearst was mentored by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
For decades, Woodson Sr. has mentored Paul on how on how government dollars impact people in the communities they live.
The true “Maya” was in fact second-generation and mentored by Jennifer.
If I had to cite one person who mentored me in the theater I would absolutely cite John.
For the next few months, I mentored him in his quest to introduce Arabs to a less-obvious piece of American culture.
In recent days I have spoken to some of the hundreds of young people he mentored and inspired.
As the case heads to trial in October, some of the men he mentored and manipulated decades earlier speak out.
I have mentored dozens of my friend's children through college frustrations and job searches.
"wise advisor," 1750, from Greek Mentor, friend of Odysseus and adviser of Telemachus (but often actually Athene in disguise) in the "Odyssey," perhaps ultimately meaning "adviser," because the name appears to be an agent noun of mentos "intent, purpose, spirit, passion" from PIE *mon-eyo- (cf. Sanskrit man-tar- "one who thinks," Latin mon-i-tor "one who admonishes"), causative form of root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). The general use of the word probably is via later popular romances, in which Mentor played a larger part than he does in Homer.
1888, from mentor (n.). Related: Mentored; mentoring.