Run your own sessions under your mentor’s guidance.
“Last week my mentor let me control the DAW while sitting next to me. This time he set the prelim input levels and then handed control totally over to me! As the band practiced the song a few times, I watched all the levels and pulled back anything that was clipping. I adjusted monitor output to the three guys’ headphones so they could hear what they needed to. I recorded take after take, saving what sounded good and deleting the ones that they messed up. My mentor would come back into the room every now and then to make sure I wasn’t having any problems, but it was pretty much my session. I can’t put into the words the sense of accomplishment I felt!”