I 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 Scribd.com
* Map stories 1990s – http://tinyurl.com/TMI-MapStories1990s
* Forming college based T/MC – http://tinyurl.com/startTMCatCollege
* Career Ladder – http://tinyurl.com/TMI-MentorKidsToCareer
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.
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.