This web site supports the on-going process of research and learning needed to build and sustain better support systems helping kids move through school and into 21st century careers.
Tutor/Mentor Institute YouTube Channel
Visit this Page on YouTubeto see videos where we explain our ideas and talk about how mentoring transforms the lives of volunteers and youth who become part of well-organized, long-term tutor/mentor programs.
See illustrated PDF strategy essays on Scribd.com and Slideshare. Use these presentations in discussion groups as part of your own strategic planning.
Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference
Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences have been held in Chicago every six months since May 1994. The goal is to bring people together to network and share ideas, while increasing visibility and the flow of needed operating resources to all of the tutor/mentor programs in Chicago.
The most recent conference was held Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson, Chicago. Ill.
Visit this page to see map showing participants of every conference from 1994-2014.
Visit this site to see a StoryMap, showing universities that were hosts to conferences since 1994.
Read report showing analysis of 1994-2014 Tutor/Mentor Conferences. Looking for researchers who will do follow up on this work. Looking for others to share leadership and planning for future conferences. See planning map
The words tutoring and mentoring mean different things to different people, based on the social-economic status and age of the youth being served, and of the different goals being served. Some times our pictures and videos help people understand how a tutor/mentor program connects kids from high poverty areas with adults and learning experiences from beyond those neighborhoods.
The Tutor/Mentor Institute (T/MI) has published more than 1000 blog articles, focusing on a wide range of issues, illustrated by this graphic. Do a Google search for the words "tutor mentor" plus any of these words, and several links on the first page will point to articles posted about that topic. Use these to expand your own understanding of problems and potential solutions. T/MI has also created over 60 short PDF essays, such as one, titled Tutor/Mentor, Same Words, Different Meaning - defining the terms , to help leaders understand the different forms of tutoring and/or mentoring that exists.