When ever there used to be an interview or a test for a job opening for any of his children (younger brother, younger sister and I) Uppa used to say "If they are worthy enough to benefit from your services, Allah will give them the chance of letting you serve for them". Does this statement reflect pride? On the first read it might look like it until you delve into the deeper aspects of it, lets explore.
Each individual is blessed with capabilities and skills which are given to them and given to no one else. Consider an employer who is looking for some one with a type of skill, x-skill. You might be that person who is having that x-skill, what if you are not aware of it? What if the employer is not aware of how to identify a person with x-skill after all he is not the creator who give skills to an aspirant. So if the employer is lucky enough, he would be able to identify the x-skill holder and take use of his services. In such an ideal case every one wins.
One of my good mentors Kumar from tech access told me, "If the beggars in the street come to realize the unique skills within them they would become successful in life". A good mentor is the one who can identify the skill hidden in a Mentee polish and bring it out to benefit the Mentee. Kumar a mechanical Engineer used to run a workshop which was not successful, now leads a major corporation's sales in Middle East, Africa and some parts of Europe.
If some one request you to mentor them kindly honor that request treat their skills as treasures entrusted to you, the best favor you can do is help them find their unique set of skills. It is okay for a Mentee to be jealous of his mentor but it would be disaster for the Mentee if it is the other way round.