Intermediaries-neededI formed the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) in Chicago in 1993 (and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in 2011) to support the growth of on-going, non-school, volunteer based tutor, mentor and learning programs in every high poverty neighborhood of the Chicago region.

I’ve been following a four parts of the T/MC strategy since 1993. In the 1990s I posted the steps to this strategy on a wall of my office so our students and volunteers could review it every week and we could use it as a visual aid to potential supporters as they visited our office in Chicago.

In the 1990s I often heard people say “He’s really excited about this, but I don’t know what he’s talking about.”  So I began to create visualizations to show what I was trying to do. I’ve created hundreds of these since then. You can see many on Pinterest and find  many more if you search Tutor Mentor on Google, then look at the Images.

I created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web site in 1998 and have hosted these visual pdfs on that site since then.  In 2011 I began to put these on Scribd and Slideshare, so I could get a count on how many people were viewing these.  Since then I’ve recorded 123,000 reads on Scribd and close to 30,000 on Slideshare.

Below is a list of presentations on

* No general goes to war –
* Innovation race –
* How to use program locator –
* Planning Calendar on Scribd.
* Visualization on scribd
* Building Network of Purpose –
* Unleash personal power –
* Community Information Collection –
* Vertical and Horizontal Networks.
* 4-part strategy on Scribd –
* SNA – by Intern-Mina –
* SNA – by Intern- Chul –
* Use of maps in dropout prevention strategy –
* Tutor/Mentor Institute strategy (TMLN) –
* Community Area maps 2013 –
* Year Round strategy –
* Virtual Corporate office –
* Problem Solving strategy –
* Faith Community Network Building –
* Mentor Role in Larger Strategy –
* Theory of Change –
*  Map stories 1990s –
*  Forming college based T/MC –
* Career Ladder –

* Total Quality Mentoring –
* Using Maps in Violence Prevention –
* Using Intentional Influence to Motivate Change –
You can open these and use for one-on-one learning, or project on a screen for group learning.

Slideshare has a different way of presenting these presentations and so far does not have some of the subscription requirements I’m seeing on Scribd.  Visit this link and browse through the presentations I’ve posted.

Between 2005 and 2015 interns from South Korea, India and Hong Kong spent from one week to 7 weeks with the T/MC in Chicago. During that time I asked them to review my blog articles and visualizations and then create a new presentation with their own interpretations.  The graphic at the right can be seen in this PDF on Scribd.  In 2014 SUN JOONG YOO, an IIT intern from South Korea, created this video, as his interpretation.
I encourage others to view these and create your own versions, adapting them to your city and country if you’re not in the Chicago area. Share a link to your presentation with me, via a comment on this blog,  if you do this.

While I can reach a few with these articles, millions can be reached if more and more people create their own versions and share them with their own networks.