Mentors make the difference

Learning new tech skills is challenging. Our network of over 1,500 + knowledgeable mentors are ready to answer your technical questions and help you through it.

Be supported with technical mentors

We developed our new 1-on-1 Technical Mentorship model based on 8+ years of teaching online with more than 76,000 successful Nanodegree graduates.

Be successful

Technical mentors answer your questions, helping you complete your program and reach your goals

Be efficient

Our mentors can explain tricky concepts and point you to the best resources so you can progress faster without wasting time

Be yourself

One size doesn’t fit all and technical mentors help create a personalized learning plan and study schedule

Be engaged

Technical mentors encourage you and keep you accountable and motivated throughout the program

Get the support you need to succeed

From custom learning plans to technical questions, our technical mentors help you stay on track with your learning so you can reach your goals faster.

Technical guidance


1-on-1 chats when you need them


Weekly 30 minute 1-on-1 calls


Weekly learning plan customized for your knowledge, goals and schedule

Progress and motivation


Daily progress tracking


Proactive check-ins with you


Tips and advice from their industry experience

How does it work?

It’s easy to get started with one of our over 1,500+ technical mentors.

  • Get matched to a technical mentor

    As soon as you enroll in a Nanodegree program and enter the classroom you’ll be matched with a mentor.

  • Set up an introduction

    A technical mentor sets up an introductory call with you to understand your career goals and busy schedule. From there your mentor will create a learning plan just for you.

  • Reach out through chat

    Throughout the program, a mentor is only a chat away. Whenever you need help, you can reach out to a mentor through chat.

  • 1-on-1 calls with your mentor

    You can also schedule weekly 1-on-1 calls with a mentor to discuss your progress, career goals and technical questions. 

Meet our mentors

Our dedicated support services have proven to help most students master the skills and help them get the job they want.

Chris Young

Mentor for Predictive Analytics

Chris is a data analytics professional with 15+ years of experience leading a variety of analytics and reporting support functions. He is an avid SQL programmer, Excel expert and experienced in many business intelligence tools. His passion is mentoring analysts to guide them as they launch their career in analytics.

Works as Analytics Consultant at

Wells Fargo

Yung-Chun Lu

Mentor for Data Engineering, Data Scientist, and Machine Learning

Yung-Chun is a machine learning engineer at healthcare company, H2 Inc., to help diabetics to better self-manage their blood glucose by leveraging the value of personal healthcare and behavioral data. He also works as an Udacity mentor who offers actionable and helpful feedback in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Works as Machine Learning Engineer at


Fernando Marcos Wittmann

Mentor for Deep Learning

Fernando was recently awarded a fellowship for the Fast AI Deep Learning certification at the University of San Francisco. He has an MSc with journal publication in mathematical optimization, the heart of deep learning, applied to the blind source separation field. His main activity nowadays is to provide mentoring for students in the field of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He provides code feedback for projects in Python libraries such as Scikit-Learn, Keras, TensorFlow, and PyTorch.

Works as Independent Consultant at

Machine Learning

Michael Ikemann

Mentor for Self-Driving Car

Michael Ikemann is Lead Engineer for Artificial Intelligence at Zühlke Group, a company with more than 1000 employees developing custom tailored state of the art hard- and software solutions. Michael has more than 20 years of job experience as professional for C++, computer graphics, parallel computing and artificial intelligence.

Works as Lead AI Engineer at

Zühlke Group

Phuong Nguyen

Mentor for iOS

Phuong Nguyen is a Software Engineer at Google and iOS Developer graduate from Udacity. during college, Phuong served as the Chapter President of Pi Beta Phi and as a teaching assistant in Computer Science Department. She enjoys developing iOS mobile applications, web apps and solving coding challenges.

Works as Software Engineer at


Pradeep Pujari

Mentor for Deep Learning

Pradeep Pujari is machine learning engineer at WalmartLabs. In this role, he is responsible for building entity extraction models. His core domain expertise is in information retrieval, ML and NLP. In off hours, he loves exploring AI technologies, enjoys reading and mentoring.

Works as Machine Learning Engineer at


Technical Mentors Snapshot

Learning with a mentor helps you build your skills faster

1,500+ technical mentors

We recruit the best mentors from the industry selected through rigorous screening and interviews.

4.7/5 average mentor ratings

Our mentors are rated highly by our students who share feedback multiple times during the program.

Technical Mentors Snapshot

Learning with a mentor helps you build skills faster.

1,300+ technical mentors

Best mentors from the industry selected through rigorous screening and interviews

4.7/5 average mentor ratings

Our mentors are rated highly by our students who share feedback multiple times during the program

Only the best mentors make it in our network 

We work relentlessly to make sure we only bring in the highest quality mentors and that they maintain the highest possible standards while working with our students.

We conduct frequent evaluations of our technical mentors and remove them from our network if they do not pass our rigorous standards in the following areas:

Periodic Student Ratings

Project pass rates

Response times

Student complaints (if any)

Frequency and quality of interactions with students

What do our students say?

4.7 of 5

student average rating on our mentors

“Great technical expertise.

Thanks for regularly sharing your knowledge during the near hour-long sharing sessions. Appreciate the time taken for one-on-one style of mentoring and problem solving”

“Dedicated Mentor

Paul is very knowledgeable and personable. He is also dedicated.  I am impressed that he recorded a video for my session the day before his wedding”

“Knowledgeable and resourceful

Ryan has been amazing! He has gone above and beyond to help me understand the concepts of React. He also has helped me with some resources to understand other topics, such as Gatsby, that I was interested in when I enrolled in the course”

“Helpful guidance

I talked with Ozzy several times and he always provided helpful guidance and key ideas to thing about with my assignments. Ozzy pointed out key areas to pay attention to and some common mistakes people make on projects. He made several videos that he provided to the group that helped us move forward”

“Highly recommended

Amazing mentor! I appreciate the timely support for any questions I had throughout the course. I always receive very practical recommendations. In one case he gave me a clue so I could go find the answer to my question, which really helped me develop my own problem solving skills. I really appreciate that he does not get tired from all the questions that i’m submitting 🙂 Highly recommend him!”

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