I came to Codementor with a general idea of what I wanted to accomplish. Martin reached out to me immediately. We had an initial conversation over the Codementor messaging program to ensure that not only he (Martin) but I fully understood what I was wanting to accomplish and what I could expect in terms of time and necessary skill level to make that happen. After we both agreed that I was headed in the right direction and that he was a good fit for my request, we set up our initial meeting.
When we began, Martin spent 15 minutes (free of charge) helping me set up my environment as to make the most use of my time during our sessions. Not only was I blown away by Martin's skill level and experience, but he was able to teach and impart the knowledge I needed. Which, to me, is a HUGE thing. You can sit all day long with a pro, but if they are not a good teacher, you will learn very little. Mentoring is hard to do right, and Martin certainly does it RIGHT. You can tell he cares that you LEARN from your experience and not only accomplish your goals, but think beyond them. He was always available for follow up and his demeanor was always that of honesty, courtesy, and curiosity. It goes without saying that Martin was one of the most talented individuals I have had the chance to learn from, and he was always a wonderful teacher. I have also made a new friend in the industry. Can't say enough good things.