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Inclusion in the Directory is not an endorsement of
the quality and/or service capacity of any program listed.
The information is intended to help you find and contact these programs. You must interview any program and make your own decision as to its ability or quality. 

The T/MC internet web sites can help you. They include links to tutor/ mentor programs and research from around the country which anyone can use to learn what a "best practice" program should look like. Anyone can apply that knowledge when interviewing programs in this Directory, or in launching a new program where there are voids.

 

HOW TO USE THIS DIRECTORY:
Since 1993 the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) has been building a database of organizations in Chicago and its suburbs that offer various forms of tutoring and/or mentoring. These locations are plotted on maps that show where the programs can be found, and where there is a need for more programs.  Our goal is to help volunteers, donors, parents and business partners find and support existing programs, while helping new programs form to fill voids.

Nowyou can use the Interactive Maps to create your own map.  Use the Tutorial Sections at the left to learn how to use these new features.

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Each organization listed in the T/MC Program Locator Database represents a site in a Chicago  area neighborhood where children are participating in some form of organized, volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring program. Some programs are small; some are large. Some are well organized, and others are loosely structured. Some work with children of every grade level, while others focus on either elementary, junior high, or high school. Some operate immediately after-school, with mostly group activities. Others operate after 5PM and on weekends, using business and college volunteers as mentors and tutors. Finally, some programs are very volunteer intensive while others rely mostly on paid staff. They are all important. Each must be supported and helped to grow.

If you are a leader of a tutor/mentor program, this Directory provides listings of program sites in your neighborhood. Contact names, phone numbers and addresses are provided to help you network ‹sharing resources, ideas and strategies). If a program has a web site you can link directly to that organization. Using the Google Map will enable you to learn about potential partners who could help you mentor kids through school and into careers.

If you operate a program which is not yet listed, or if the information shown is not current, you can EDIT your listing by clicking on the EDIT button provided with your listing.  Our you can add a new listing by clicking on the T/MC programs Login . Please email tutormentor2@earthlink.net and we will walk you through the steps to EDIT or to Register.

If you are looking to start a tutor/mentor program in your neighborhood, or supported by your business, church or professional group, the Program Locator and Google map feature provides you with contacts and models that you can research prior to taking your next organizing steps. There may already be programs in your area and it may be more efficient for you to join with them. If there are no programs in your neighborhood, examples from other areas can help you develop a plan for the type of program, site, hours of operation, sources of volunteers, etc. that define your program. Once you have developed your plan, you can arrange for a critique and consultation with the T/MC to help you move your plan to the action stage.

If you are a volunteer, parent or social worker looking for a program to join, or place a student, the directory shows you programs located near where you work or live. The T/MC listing of these programs is not an endorsement of the quality of services at any given program, but gives you choices to interview where you might volunteer your time. If you would like to become a regular recipient of the e-mail T/MC REPORT, please e-mail tutormentor2@earthlink.net  and we will add you to our mail list.

This Directory is intended to identify Tutor/Mentor Programs which operate in the non-school hours. While a few school-based programs are listed, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list of school-based programs. The Directory serves as a "Yellow-pages type" of resource. We have attempted to confirm that the addresses are correct and that someone will answer the phone or respond to an email if they are contacted.  

If you find listings that are no longer active, or where contact information has changed, please email that information to tutormentor2@earthlink.net so we can update the Directory.

 
Find a program
Since 2004 you have been able to search for tutor/mentor programs using the Find a program link. You can still do this. Enter this section and use the search fields to find a tutoring and/or mentoring program near where you live or work.
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You could also search using a ZIP CODE MAP.  You can still do this.

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If you operate a program which is not yet listed, or if the information shown is not current, you can EDIT your listing by clicking on the EDIT button provided with your listing.  Our you can add a new listing by clicking on the T/MC programs Login . Please email tutormentor2@earthlink.net and we will walk you through the steps to EDIT or to Register.

 

About us

The Tutor/Mentor Connection seeks to help good  tutor/ mentor programs be available where ever there is poverty or poorly performing schools. This site contains information about the tutor/ mentor programs operating in the Chicago region. If you would like help in forming a T/MC for your own city, email tutormentor2@earthlink.net 

Work on this directory is done by volunteers and a small paid staff. If you would like to sponsor this work, contact tutormentor2@earthlink.net  

Last updated -- July 2008