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Getting to know T/MC and T/MI


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.

Visit the getting started page and take a tour of this website.

Then, 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. This blog focuses on work done by Interns since 2006.

Note: the Flash Animation presentations done from 2007-2011 no longer are viewable in current format, since Flash is no longer being supported by many browsers. Videos are being made to share this work.

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 this article. View this workspace.

Open this concept map then click on icon to see work done by interns. Much o that work is shown in the list of interns shown below.


Interns from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

* Wona Chang, Jan/Feb 2015
Introduction.  First project, "Learning Path" YouTube Video.  Second project. WebSite Tour YouTube video.  Final reflection.

* Byungkwan Jang,Jan/Feb 2014
Introduction page See work done to update Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator

* Sunjoong Yoo, Jan/Feb 2014
Introduction page.  Strategy Visualizations created.
See all Final Comments.

* Kyungryul Kim - May/June 2013
YouTube Videos created - Project 1 and Project 2 are strategy reviews. Project 3
is an introduction to work done by past interns.

* Byeonghui Kim - May/June 2013
Visualizations created using Prezi - Project 1 and Project 2 are strategy reviews.  Project 3
is an introduction to work done by past interns.

* Mina Song -2012 -
Mina Song used Prezi.com for her intro
Projects completed during Mina Song Internship (one of these is shown above)

* Song Me Lee - 2012 - intro

* Cho In Hee, 2011 blog posts

* Minsub Lee Introduction 2011
Minsub Lee final blog article 2011 -

* Sam Lee Introduction 2011
PDF Essay on Volunteering and Service, created by Sam Lee
Sam Lee final project, 2011

* Minsang Lee (Justin) blog post 2010

* Sung Jong Kim introduction (2009)

* Liye Lin blog 2009 - Questions

Northwestern University Public Interest Program Fellow

* Chris Warren - 2008-2009
July 7, 2008 - introduction
July 14, 2008 - reflections on week 1
March 2009 - business school connections
July 12, 2009 - concept mapping my blog

* Nicole White - 2007-8 (Nicole took full time position on staff in July 2008 through June. 2010)
June 9, 2007 - first blog
Nov. 7, 2007 - bluring lines between for profit and non profit
Sept 17, 2009 - Survey shows programs need funding
June 2010 - how to plan a conference

* Bradley Troast 2009-10 (Bradley tool full time position in July 2010-April 2011)
July 14, 2009 - New Learning
July 12, 2010 - One year later
Aug 20, 2010 - University partnerships

* Karina Walker 2010-11 - July 2010 first day reflections;July 2010 the Village
March 2011, Strategic Planning Through Maps

University of Michigan School of Information - Alternate Spring Break

* Li Li , 2010 Alternative Spring Break - See Ning Discussion. See
"Volunteers as Leaders" final presentation

* Garima Garg and Malhar Gupta, 2009 Alternative Spring Break - See animation of the "village" concept map. click here
(See village concept map which was model for the animation.  See video where animated map is narrated.)

* Taeho Ko, 2010 Alternative Spring Break - Intro to Tutor/Mentor Program Locator animation

Adler School of Professional Psychology

* Joseph Kruel, Intern, 2011, introduction
Joseph Kruell, final project

Interns from Loyola University

* E Wilson, Loyola University, 2010, introduction
E Wilson final blog post,2010

* Jordan Merlo, Loyola University 2009-10, introduction
JordanMerlo - final blog posts -2009-10

* Emily Gunn, 2010 first blog

Dominican University

* Katie Anderson, Jan 24, 2010 introduction
Katie Anderson - case study 2010

* Anne Raci, Feb 24, 2010 introduction

University of Indiana School of Information

See 2015 work done by students who participated in Information Visualization MOOC hosted by Indiana University
Read this article. View this workspace.

* Students created this Visualization in 2008 to show Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy.

Interns from Hong Kong Baptist University

* Willow Yang Liuging, 2010 introduction
Willow Yang Liuging final blog post, 2010

* Liu Chong 2nd week - 2010
Lui Chong final reflection,

* Paul Wei, intern from Hong Kong, 2007, introduction
Paul Wei, last week 2007

* Michael Tam, Intern from Hong Kong, 2006, introduction
Michael Tam, Final reflection, 2006

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.

See additional Strategy Presentations by intern: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Videos Page 1 Videos Page 2

This page shows fuller list of interns since 2005.

This article on the Tutor/Mentor Connection planning wiki shows a way universities might grow partnerships and take ownership of the Tutor/Mentor Connection. These blog articles focus on ways universities might create on-campus Tutor/Mentor Connection projects.  The articles and visualizations by interns are the type of work you might begin to see from your own students as a result of this effort.

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