mentoring, two schools but one teacher:
one as the representation of a teacher to provide learning
as if from a significant other
and one as self mentoring
in the first person sense, self addressed.
actually, that is the eventual teacher,
self, that is.
even if you wanted to create a sense of learning from another, reception of that input and interpretation of the information, however modeled by another person,
is still self, aware and applying.
mentoring expresses it openness to accommodate
both self dialogue and self observation
as well as input from another, received
and then interpreted to be beneficial to oneself.
However you want to be in reception,
it still comes down to application within and through oneself, thus self-mentoring in the end.
Not to discount the benefits provided by another person,
either by observation or direct input
but unless the self of oneself is participating
and absorbing by conversation or self-dialogue,
little benefit is mastered or achieved.