Jayapataka Swami: Generally, ladies should take senior ladies or grihastas as mentors. A lady taking a senior brahmacari unless the person is very fixed or spiritual master, is usually not recommended. Naturally, a lady may get attached to the boy and then it is an embarrassing situation. So as a norm one should be very old or your spiritual father, or maybe a  lady or grihasta; brahmacari could be complicated.
07-OCTOBER-2019 ISKCON TIRUPATI, INDIA