For those who might read the tutor/mentor program web site reviews
being created in this forum, and in others in this group, Seung Jung Lee and Eunjin Cho are students from Korea who are spending a month in Chicago as interns with the Tutor/Mentor Connection.
We've asked them to look at the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Programs listed on the T/MC web site, as a first-time visitor. Here are questions we've asked them to consider:
* Home page features "mentoring or tutoring" with headline words and/or pictures
* Home page has easy-to-find subfeature of "mentoring or tutoring" with words and/or pictures
* Volunteer involvement opportunity is clear
* Contact information is clear so volunteer or donor can contact program
* Case made for why tutoring/mentoring is important
* Site shows role of tutoring/mentoring in workforce development
* Site shows benefit of volunteer involvement in tutoring/mentoring on the volunteer
* Site provides links to research related to tutoring, mentoring, poverty, education, etc.
* Site links to other tutor/mentor programs in the same city
* Site links to one or more Tutor/Mentor Connection web sites and/or Program Locator
As our interns read these reviews I
it helped them begin to build an understanding of the different tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. We hope other people will read the reviews and rate the web sites, using the same criteria.
As leaders of these programs read the reviews, we hope it helps them see ways to constantly improve their own web sites, by borrowing ideas from other web sites or from these reviews.
Eunjin and SeungJung will be returning to Korea in July. We thank them for all of the work they have volunteered with Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection.
We also hope that volunteers from tech companies and universities will volunteer their talent to help all tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities build web sites that are more effective in helping them attract youth, volunteers and donors, and keep them connected for many years.