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This Resource Library is part of what we call the Tutor/Mentor Learning Network, created in 1993 by the
Tutor/Mentor Connection (1993-present) and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC (2011-present)

Since 1993 we have maintained a web library intended to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in more
places, while helping each program constantly improve what they do to help kids through
school and into adult lives.

While our aim is to have all of Chicago's non-school, 
volunteer-based tutor and/or mentor programs in the
library, other sections will never have everything known.

This PDF describes the Tutor/Mentor Learning
Network and shows how we seek to find others
who are experts in specific categories of
information, and who host web libraries of their
own. Instead of duplicating everything
in our library, we can simply point to them.

Since the Tutor/Mentor Connection was created in Chicago in 1993 many of the links in the library focus
only on Chicago.  However, many other links can be resources used in any part of the world. It is
our recommendation that this library be duplicated in every urban area, with links specific to that area,
and with links pointing to this library as well.


The library has four main sections with several sub sections in
each. This concept map shows the four sections. 
Click on links below each concept map to enter sub sections of the library

Starting January 2022 the original Tutor/Mentor Library will only be
available at this archive location.



2021 T/M newsletters










On the left hand side of this page  you can open links to all 2021 Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC newsletters.

You can also view past newsletters by opening the newsletter archive link.

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.

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

Resource links

This concept map shows the four sections of the information in the Links Library of the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site.  This video also describes the library.


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