I think that you will be able to process that experience well when you have someone to guide you. The process is way faster, even not really necessary we cannot say that get a mentoring from experienced traders will give us another benefit compared to someone who learn by theirselves.
I never had a mentor but I always think that if I had one then things would have been easier for me. I had to go through many difficulties. For an simple answer, I had to google many times and had to visit many sites before I could get an answer. So imagine if I had a mentor then I could get the answer right away.