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Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection
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http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
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http://www.tutormentorexchange.net
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http://www.twitter.com/tutormentorteam
About Me
Since 1975 I've led a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program that connects inner city kids with workplace volunteers, in structured, non-school, site-based programs. I now work to make such programs available in all high poverty neighborhoods of Chicago and other big cities. Learn more by reading my blog and visiting my web site.

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Work of Interns in Chicago focuses attention on poverty neighborhoods

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:42pm 0 Comments

This graphic is from a YouTube video created this month by one of two college students from South Korea who were working with me in Chicago. 

And this graphic is from a Prezi done by a second intern. You can view all six of their presentations…

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This is a graphic created by an intern who worked with me a few years ago. You can see links to this and other projects interns have done if you visit here and here. This page is from a German media …

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 12:36pm 0 Comments

This is a graphic created by an intern who worked with me a few years ago. You can see links to this and other projects interns have done if you visit here and…

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Learning and teaching opportunity for interns.

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

This graphic is from an animation project done in Jan 2011 by a college intern from Korea who was working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago.  This illustrates the learning that occurs each week as a volunteer does service in a tutor/mentor program. It shows how volunteers share what they…

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Face to Face networking at Tutor/Mentor Conference in Chicago on Nov. 19 and 20

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 9:38am 0 Comments

I meet many different people via my Internet work, and share many of their ideas on my blog and the links at http://www.tutormentorconnection.org



Every six months I host a conference in Chicago intended to draw together people who focus on volunteer based tutoring and mentoring, online learning, workforce development and other strategies aimed to help kids… Continue

With so much knowledge, how do you sort through it and share it with your students, peers, parents and community?

Posted on March 13, 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I've browsed the 200 pages of introductions over the past year and it's amazing all of the great ideas that are here. I share some of these on my own Tutor/Mentor Connection web site so that volunteers and students in non-school tutor/mentor programs might use these just as often, or perhaps more often, than do kids in inner city schools.



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At 10:42am on May 23, 2013, George F Bartan said…

Hi Daniel,

I will be happy to share my projects with you and look for new ways to collaborate. I believe that a real change in education will come from the bottom up,through private initiatives and through the direct involvement of individuals (parents,educators) ,associations,foundations  and corporations.

I have coached in 2011 a team of kids (forth grade) to the FLL robotics competition and I will participate this year also.These days I have contacted the local Goodwill and Salvation Army chapters and offered them some free robotics classes for disadvantaged kids.

I will take a look at your web site to learn more about your activities.

Best regards,

George

At 5:21pm on February 20, 2010, Tim Furman said…
Hi Daniel--- A thousand apologies for the delay in this response! I've been searching for you over at Educators' PLN, and I just figured out that you were here at Classroom 2.0! I'm taking a look at your organization; thanks for pointing me to it. I'm right here on campus, so I'm very interested in hearing what people have to say at the conference in May. -- Again, sorry about the delay. --Tim
At 10:59am on June 16, 2009, Mollie McDougall said…
Sounds great! I know Janine Kessler who teaches with your nephew. I am leaving town for a few days but I would love to get in touch with you in July about this. I think it would be a great thing for my students as well as yours!
At 12:21pm on June 1, 2009, Greg R. Fishbone said…
Thanks for the link. This looks like a great resource.
At 6:55am on May 4, 2009, Lisa C. Miller said…
HI - It looks like you do amazing work. I definitely think there are great stories to tell about your program. My school year is at an end this week, so I can't recruit students to do stories. But perhaps next school year when I teach a writing class. Or maybe when I finish my book I can do a story! Thanks for getting in touch. Best, Lisa
At 4:27am on April 27, 2009, Cynthia said…
By chance, can you recommend any national conferences that focus on using new media in the classroom?
At 4:16am on April 27, 2009, Cynthia said…
Hi Daniel,
Thanks for your message. I know a bit about Mentors Inc and have heard that they are doing great things with DC area kids. I'm not familiar with the Tutor/Mentor Connection, but plan to check-out that website along with the maps. Will be in touch!
Cynthia
At 8:26am on March 12, 2009, Tad Staley said…
Daniel - Thanks for the prompt response. It's cool to see the use of technology in your program. By the way, Adobe has some cool, free, tools online now that might be useful to you: Buzzword, a collaborative word processor; ConnectNow a free web conferencing tool for up to three people; and acrobat.com where you can upload and share files - including converting PowerPoint to Flash-based preview. Sorry if this sounds like an ad - but it *is* free, and useful for educational purposes. I'd be happy to explain it more if you or your network are interested.

The Math Collaborative is just getting started, with a few pilot programs just getting underway, but it's focused on providing tutoring services (1-on-1 or small groups) through a virtual classroom. It seems to have great appeal to those tutoring many students and driving endless miles to connect. It should also be a boon to tutors trying reach more inner city students.
At 5:07am on March 12, 2009, Tad Staley said…
Daniel, I have great admiration for your work - congratulations on your remarkable program. Doyou have any affiliate program in Boston?
At 11:43am on February 2, 2009, S. Penderel said…
Daniel,

You said... "What you won't find is enough people trying to help build a network of trained people who can facilitate the uses of these technologies or learning programs..."

This is EXACTLY what my company is doing! We aren't working to "provide" the tutoring, rather be a system that provides the best vehicle for its facilitation. Fourth Logic (my company) is working to be the avenue, not the method, or the facilitator.

Your organization would be able to utilize the systems on 4th Logic for free, charge your 'clients'/users for free and even charge (if you want) for those wanting tutoring from you from outside your network.

Stay tuned! http://www.fourthlogic.com/
 
 
 

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