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.
The Tutor/Mentor Connection incorporates various forms of visualization to illustrate its ideas and to support the involvement of others in helping tutor/mentor programs grow in many locations. Our maps are created using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, while our visualizations are created using a variety of applications. This STRATEGY MAP animated presentation is an example.
In the Links library of the T/MC site are a variety of articles illustrating uses of maps and visualizations. In the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator we support the involvement of volunteers, parents, youth and donors in tutor/mentor programs serving every high poverty area of Chicago.
We seek volunteers, interns and DONORS, who would work with T/MC to visualize the concepts that we are showing on this site.
No General would go to war without a map. Strategies leaders can use. The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) has created a variety of short PDF essays to illustrate how maps can be used by leaders to mobilize and distribute volunteers, dollars, technology and other resources to fight America’s war on poverty, poorly performing schools, crime and violence.
Use the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator to find a place that offers volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring. Enlist your company, faith group, university and/or hospital as leaders to support the growth of tutor/mentor programs in areas where they are needed.
A key part of the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) strategy is to "increase the frequency of media stories and advertising that draw attention to tutoring/mentoring and draw volunteers and donations to tutor/mentor programs in different parts of the Chicago region. Visit the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator and Map Gallery to see this strategy in action.
Tutor/Mentor Connection maintains a database of more than 200 locations where various forms of volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring are offered during non-school hours. TMC creates Poverty Maps to show where tutor/mentor programs are needed and Asset Maps, to show locations of businesses, churches, hospitals, etc. in the same part of the city, who could be mobilizing volunteers and providing ideas, technology, dollars, and even jobs, to help kids succeed in school and move to careers.