How can peer mentoring help the mentor?

During peer mentoring there is an exchange of knowledge between mentor and mentee. Though the mentee is the main lerner there are also benefits for the mentor. By sharing his knowledge with the mentee, the mentor consolidates his or her own knowledge and gains in confidence. The mentor may have the possibility of chosing a mentee who has a good fit with the mentor’s own interests, and this would allow both parties to grow. Examples could be a foreign language, information technology, learning methods, arts etc.