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[instruct@fabacademy.org](mailto:instruct@fabacademy.org)
**Sherry Lassiter**
Director Fab Lab Program and Fab Foundation
[sherry@fabfoundation.org](mailto:sherry@fabfoundation.org)
**Tomas Diez**
Fab Academy Thesis Coordinator
[coordination@fabacademy.org](mailto:coordination@fabacademy.org)
**Luciana Asinari**
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[admissions@fabacademy.org](mailto:admissions@fabacademy.org)
**Fiore Basile**
Fab Academy Developer and IT Guru
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**Supply Chain:**
* For FR1 machinable PCB, MTM Kits and Fab Academy Class Kits please contact Romain di Vozzo: [Romain at fabacademy.org](mailto:romain@fabacademy.org) or Jean-Luc Pierite directly: [jeanluc.pierite at fabfoundation.org](mailto:jeanluc.pierite@fabfoundation.org)
* For FR1 machinable PCB, MTM Kits and Fab Academy Class Kits please contact Romain di Vozzo: [Romain at fabacademyn.org] (mailto:romain@fabacademy.org) or Jean-Luc Pierite directly: [jeanluc.pierite at fabfoundation.org](mailto:jeanluc.pierite@fabfoundation.org)
* For the rest of the stock, please ask your Mentor/Guru.
## What Are "Gurus" / Mentors?
## What are Fab Academy Instructors?
The role of Instructors is to initiate, mentor and technically train new Fab Academy students. They are physically located in the Fab Labs and are the main point of contact between the students and the rest of the community.
Fab Academy graduates who have shown mastery of the broad range of HTMAA and have earned the respect of their peers through their [years of service](#bookmark=kix.eaycmcwtyl9o) to the Academy.
### Instructor Responsibilities
Instructor is responsible for:
1. Mastering and mentoring the skills taught in the class
2. Providing adequate availability to assist students
3. Participating in class preparation
4. Planning ahead for your lab to be ready for class topics
5. Timely local review and reporting on your students' progress (Local Evaluation)
### Who Can Be a Fab Academy Local Instructor?
The first requirement for becoming a Fab Academy Local Instructor is to complete the Fab Academy program satisfactorily.
The role of Fab Academy Gurus is to initiate, mentor and technically train new Fab Academy students for participation and leadership in the global Fab Lab Network community.
### Year 0: Local Instructor with Mandatory Support and Supervision
Fab Academy graduates (with the recommendation of their instructor or remote Guru) are eligible to be local Fab Academy Local Instructors. For these Novice Instructors offering the course for the first time, the support of a remote Guru during is mandatory and has an impact on the costs distribution.
Also referred as Novice Instructor.
As many students are without strong local mentorship, the Guru’s key task is to monitor the students or labs placed in their charge - clearly communicating both class expectations, answering their questions, supporting them (through both email and video conferencing) and monitoring and tracking their progress and attendance.
### Year 1+: Local Instructor
After the first year of instruction, Local Instructors need soft support from a remote Guru that will guide them through the basic processes, and the cost of the suport will not impact the local costs.
Also referred as Junior Instructor.
## What Are "Gurus" / Mentors?
Fab Academy graduates who have shown mastery of the broad range of HTMAA and have earned the respect of their peers through their [years of service](#bookmark=kix.eaycmcwtyl9o) to the Academy.
Fab Academy Gurus may be Local Instructors or they may be physically located elsewhere and remote supporting Instructors and students from another lab.
Gurus may be Local Instructors or they may be physically located elsewhere and function as a Remote Guru for another lab.
### Guru Responsibilities
It is the Mentor/Guru’s responsibility to work with their assigned Nodes, supporting novice Instructors and their students, (through both email and video conferencing), monitoring and tracking their progress and attendance, making sure they have access to everything needed to make the course possible (equipment and supplies) and monitoring the local evaluation.
While a Guru’s primary role is to keep a lab accountable, Gurus are also cheerleaders, and at all times should provide moral support and motivation to struggling or overwhelmed students.
It is the Guru’s responsibility to work with their assigned students and the local lab they mentor to verify that both equipment and supplies are available to the students in time for weekly assignments.
## Distinctions Between Gurus and Local Instructors
As the network grows we have found it necessary to further distinguish between those with experience teaching Fab Academy and those who are just starting out.
While a Guru’s primary role is to keep a lab accountable and students "on task", Gurus are also cheerleaders, and at all times should provide moral support and motivation to struggling or overwhelmed students.
A Guru or Mentor is a senior instructor. Gurus have **3 or more years of Academy teaching experience**, making them qualified to take on students without direct supervision. But it is not only a matter of time, Mentors / Gurus have also the recognition of their peers as such and they are active members of the Fab Academy Community.
### On Guru-ing
Being a Fab Guru is more of an art than a science. Like each student, Gurus have very different backgrounds and each has their own style, interests and "experiential wisdom" to transmit to students.
## Instruction and Guru-ing
Instructing Fab Academy is more of an art than a science. Like each student, Instructors and Gurus have very different backgrounds and each has their own style, interests and "experiential wisdom" to transmit to students.
There is no "single right way" to Guru - student’s skills, software choices and project aspirations will all be very different. A Guru’s duty is to mentor students on the Fab Academy Path, imparting wisdom that will help them successfully complete the course.
There is no "single right way" to instruct - student’s skills, software choices and project aspirations will all be very different. Instructor/Guru’s duty is to mentor students on the Fab Academy Path, imparting wisdom that will help them successfully complete the course.
### "I Don’t Know, but I’ll Find Out" is an Acceptable Answer!
Instructors and Gurus teach "How to Make Almost Anything". It’s a team effort, no one knows every facet of every area. They often work as a team, using other instructors as resources.
Gurus teach "How to Make Almost Anything". It’s a team effort, no one knows every facet of every area. Gurus often work as a team, using other instructors as resources.
## Current Active Fab Academy Gurus
## Current Active Fab Academy Gurus and Mentors
* **Bas Withagen**
* **Shawn Wallace**
* [**Luciano Betoldi**](mailto:luciano@fabfoundation.org)
* [**Luciano Betoldi**](mailto:luciano@fablabbcn.org)
* Furniture Design - Complex Joints
* Molding and Casting
* Composites
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* Milling
* Molding and casting
* Composite
* **Mio Kato**
* **Wendy Neale**
* **Santiago Fuentemilla**
* Molding and Casting
* Composites
* CAD Design
* CNC Machining
* Design
* **Luis Carvao**
* **Masato Takemura**
* **Covadonga Lorenzo**
* **Roberto Delgado**
* **Isaac Robles**
* **Daniele Ingrassia**
* Satcha Boards Family
* MTM Laser Duo
* **Jason Wang**
* **Saverio Silli**
* **Romain Di Vozzo**
# Distinctions Between Gurus and Local Instructors
As the network grows we have found it necessary to further distinguish between those with experience teaching Fab Academy and those who are just starting out.
## What Denotes a Guru?
A Guru or Mentor is a senior instructor. Gurus have **3 or more years of Academy teaching experience**, making them qualified to take on students without direct supervision. But it is not only a matter of time, Mentors / Gurus have also the recognition of their peers as such and they are active members of the Fab Academy Community.
## Who Can Be a Fab Academy Local Instructor?
The first requirement for becoming a Fab Academy Local Instructor is to complete the Fab Academy program satisfactorily.
### Year 0: Local Instructor with Mandatory Support and Supervision
Fab Academy graduates (with the recommendation of their instructor or remote Guru) are eligible to be local Fab Academy Local Instructors. For these Novice Instructors offering the course for the first time, the support of a remote Guru during is mandatory and has an impact on the costs distribution.
### Year 1+: Local Instructor
After the first year of instruction, Local Instructors need soft support from a remote Guru that will guide them through the basic processes, and the cost of the suport will not impact the local costs.
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