Tutor/Mentor Exchange - Make a Change

The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC mission is: To gather and organize all that is known about successful non-school tutor/mentor programs and share that knowledge to expand the availability and enhance the effectiveness of these services to children in

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Chicago Program Locator not working - 8-3-2018

Notice: the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator, created in 2008-9, is not connecting to Google maps, as of 8-3-2018. Read this article to learn more. Volunteer (or donor) help is needed to fix this. All of the articles in this section, and on our blogs, show ways to use a program locator type mapping platform to support the growth of needed youth...

Use Information Resources to Build Needed Youth Organizations

As we celebrate holidays like Presidents Day, or St. Patrick's Day, look for ways to make dreams for youth come true throughout the year.Use the resources on this web site to support your learning. If you value the information on this web site, help me pay the cost of doing this work.Click here to listen to an interview with Dan Bassill, founder of...

Happy Holidays!

Here's my 2017 Holiday Appeal letter.  If you value the information on this web site, help me pay the cost of doing this work.Click here and use the PayPal button to send your contribution.

Celebrate Founder's Birthday

Visit this link and learn how you can help celebrate Dan Bassill's 71s birthday on December 19th, and help keep this resource freely available to you and other visitors.

Thank You Dan - 1989-90 card from students & volunteers

Thank you Dan card, from students and volunteers, 1989-90 View here

Volunteers as Leaders

{youtube}C0ieJRBrk_I{/youtube} Does your volunteer-support strategy combine service with learning? Does it intend to convert tutors and mentors into leaders and capacity builders. This video is a recording of a flash animation created by University of Michigan Grad student to explain this concept. You can also view the video on this Vialogues site,...

Discussion of Tutor/Mentor Ideas

This Link takes you to a Tutor/Mentor Institute portal hosted in the UK. It's a place where people from the US, Europe and other places are encouraged to join with people from Chicago. The discussion is designed to create a blueprint that can be used in any city. It's a blueprint showing many actions needed in building an operating system and infrastructure...

Learn What's On this Web site

Learn what's on this web site.  View this video to learn what's in each section.Here's an article that shows what's in each section.Open and close each section, starting at top left, and going down, then moving to top right, and going down. Get to know what's in each section. Come back often and use these ideas and resources.See list of illustrated...

Increasing Attention for Tutor/Mentor Programs

In this 1995 Commentary in the Chicago Tribune, John McCarron said that Dan Bassill and the Tutor/Mentor Connection has a "master plan" for saving kids. All of the information on this and other T/MC web sites is part of that 'master plan'.  This 4-part strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection shows that the T/MC collects information that is hosted on...

Mapping Network Growth

Know your network. Use your Network. This graphic is part of an essay that you can read at this link.  It describes a need to share ideas from the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC with a growing number of people in Chicago and around the country if we are to achieve long-term success in connecting larger numbers of inner city K-12 youth with adult tutors/mentors...

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