Our Mission:The mission of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC (T/MI) is to gather and organize all that is known about successful volunteer-based, non-school tutoring/mentoring programs and apply that knowledge to expand the availability and enhance the effectiveness of these services to children throughout the Chicago region.
It took Thomas Edison more than 1000 tries before he invented a working light bulb. It will take extensive learning, innovation and effort to build strategies that reach youth in all poverty neighborhoods with programs that help more move successfully from birth to work.
Everyone who visits this web site is embarking on a journey of learning. The longer you stay involved the more you will know.
To help you get started you can view blog posts by interns who have worked with the Tutor/Mentor Connection since 2006. If you read some of these you'll see they all start the same way, with a conversation with Dan Bassill, founder of the T/MC and president of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, formed in July 2011.
If you read later articles written by these students, you'll see a growth in their understanding and an effort to share what they know with others. At this page you can see a list of visualizations. This page shows a wide range of strategy presentations done by interns.
That's the journey we hope thousands of people will take. Start your reading by looking at an article written by Michael Romaine, a Volunteer who joined T/MC in 2010 - Thinking like Google
See 2015 work done by students who participated in Information Visualization MOOC hosted by Indiana University Read thisarticle. View thisworkspace.
Interns from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Getting to know Chicago - DePaul University class project This Tutor/Mentor Blog introduces you to a two-year project in which first year students from DePaul University used the Tutor/Mentor Connection library to do their own learning about Chicago neighborhoods.
This articleon the Tutor/Mentor Connection forum shows a way universities might grow partnerships and take ownership of the Tutor/Mentor Connection. The stories below are stories you might begin to see from your own students as a result of this effort. The list below shows that interns have come from several different universities.