TutorMate makes splash in Seattle biz press
Some 100 volunteers from 10 Seattle corporations and the Port of Seattle are helping impoverished children learn to read through Innovations for Learning’s TutorMate program — and the Puget Sound Business Journal has the story:
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It gives a good background on IFL’s programs (“the brainchild of Seth Weinberger, a former Chicago attorney. Two decades ago he decided to do something about illiteracy among children in disadvantaged communities. His idea: use technology that makes computer games so vivid and enticing to help young children read well from the get-go.”)
And it shows the enthusiasm with which volunteers embrace the tutor experience.
Introduced in Seattle this fall, TutorMate opens a door to community involvement for busy professionals who can carve out 30 minutes a week to tutor a student online but not the additional time needed to travel to a school.
“It’s very hard to break away from the desk and the building,” said Martin, a senior business analyst with Federal Way-based Weyerhaeuser. “This really fits the bill for me.”
Thanks to writer Brad Broberg, for capturing the program so well.
Posted on May 20, 2013, in IFL, Innovation, Philanthropy, Reading, Teaching, Technology, TutorMate, Volunteering and tagged Brad Broberg, Chicago, E-learning, Education, IFL, Innovation, Innovations For Learning, Port of Seattle, Puget Sound Business Journal, Reading, Seattle, Seth Weinberger, Technology, TutorMate, Volunteer, Weyerhaeuser. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.