Tutor/Mentor Connection

Connect knowledge, volunteers, youth and make a difference.

This is a meeting place for anyone who wants to help inner city youth connect with extra adult tutors and mentors. Members need approval.

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Daniel Bassill left a comment for James Pollard
"Hi James. Thanks for joining this forum, which I launched in 2007.  Over the past few years it's not been very active, due to other forms of social media. Use the blog feature to introduce yourself.  Maybe  you can help inspire…"
Jan 24
James Pollard is now a member of Tutor/Mentor Connection
Jan 24
William Logai Ochieng updated their profile
Jan 20
Daniel Bassill added 2 discussions to the group Africa Tutor Mentor Connection
Jan 10
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Help Fund Tutor/Mentor Connection & Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC at Chicago, IL

September 6, 2018 at 6pm to January 31, 2019 at 7pm
This Ning site costs $239 a year and that money comes straight out of Tutor/Mentor Connection founder Dan Bassill's savings. All of the information shared on the other T/MC and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC sites is also collected and organized by Dan, and shared on web platforms that Dan pays for.   Help keep these resources available to you and others. Visit the link shown and make a small, or large, contribution.See More
Sep 6, 2018
Daniel Bassill commented on Daniel Bassill's group Volunteer Recruitment Event Planning
" Visit this page and find the most current Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC map showing non school tutor and/or mentor programs in the Chicago region.Help keep this list updated. If you find programs on the map who no longer operate, or…"
Aug 23, 2018
Daniel Bassill posted a status
"I added new videos to Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute YouTube channel. Here's one. https://youtu.be/72n9dA3P6sQ"
Aug 23, 2018
Daniel Bassill replied to James Robinson's discussion Young people from London England volunteering in African communities.
"I've shared your post on Twitter and Facebook and hope others do the same. Good luck to you."
Apr 17, 2018

Blog Posts

Archive of Twitter posts using Wakelet

 I post messages daily intended to draw visitors to my blogs and use hashtags like #tutor #mentor #learning to narrow the focus.

This week I learned about Wakelet which is a platform to archive and share collections of Tweets, based on specific #hashtags.

This graphic shows five collections on my page that I created in just a few minutes. 

See this…


Posted by Daniel Bassill on February 7, 2018 at 5:41pm

Think of idea sharing as exploding fireworks

I started this forum in 2007 when platforms like Ning were a new way to meet, connect and share ideas.  While a few people still join every year the forum has not been very active for a few years.

However, I still use it to archive work done in the past and to maintain connections for those who did join.

I created this graphic recently to show how an idea…


Posted by Daniel Bassill on September 22, 2017 at 1:36pm

Holiday Appeal from Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

I created the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993 as part of a non-profit organization that also was creating a site-based tutor/mentor program serving teens in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood of Chicago.  I created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in 2011 to keep the T/MC strategy going in Chicago and share it with other cities after support for the strategy was discontinued in…


Posted by Daniel Bassill on December 12, 2016 at 1:08pm

Are you using annotation to support student, volunteer and staff learning?

Here'sblog article showing three annotation tools.

In addition, here'sarticle I wrote in Jan 2016 to introduce annotation. In the comments section of the blog I've added updates. Are any of you using these tools?

If so, post a comment and link showing how you are using…


Posted by Daniel Bassill on December 4, 2016 at 11:46am

Follow this "Learning Path" through the ideas of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

I've hosted this Ning site since 2007 with the goal that teams from colleges, faith groups, businesses, etc. in Chicago and other cities would use the information and ideas to build strategies that make mentor-rich youth programs available in all  high poverty neighborhoods, and help each get the on-going flow of talent and operating dollars needed to constantly move from…


Posted by Daniel Bassill on April 27, 2016 at 2:14pm


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