The purpose of the present study was to explore online mentoring experience from the perspectives of preservice teachers (PTs).
The methodology was qualitative.
35 randomly selected PTs were interviewed after the completion of an eight-week online school experience course.
Data obtained from focus group interviews were analyzed using pattern coding.
Overall, the PTs mostly had a positive online mentoring experience.
They reported receiving sufficient contextual and technological support when needed with limited professional support.
However, they expected their mentors to allocate more time and their university supervisors (USs) to control practicum schools and to provide more online teaching samples and guidelines.
They indicated that when they did not receive supports this was entirely due to the pandemic.