I sit here formulating a template from which to intelligently articulate to my future mentor my needs and how he can assist me best.

After you do your work, to the best of your ability; you reach a point that requires the knowledge, wisdom and vision of someone you look up to an aspire to be like. I am glad to say, I have come across such a wonderful person, that I would dare ask to mentor me. As per one of many wonderful quotes in Finding Forrester (the movie) exclaims, "we walk away from our dreams afraid we may fail, or worse yet, afraid we may succeed".