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National Mentoring Month
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tutor Tango is proud to endorse January 2013 as National Mentoring Month. Harvard University’s School of Public Health established this annual call-to-action in 2001 in an effort to help young people connect with volunteer adult mentors.

If you’re interested in finding ways to get involved this month, nationalmentoringmonth.org has a list of 10 simple suggestions. Mentoring.org, Harvard’s fellow sponsor of National Mentoring Month, also has many helpful resources, including overviews on how to find a mentor, or how to become one.

While many successful mentoring relationships take place through in-person meetings, online mentoring, or “e-mentoring” has a nearly 20-year tradition that dates back to the early days of the World Wide Web. One reputable organization that helps mentors and mentees partner up through the internet is called Brightside. Brightside matches 14-19 year old students with college undergraduates or professionals to “help [the students] explore options for higher education.”

Tutor Tango’s field of nearly 40 talented tutors is also available for e-mentoring. Because we hire only experienced educators to be our tutors, many of them have years of valuable real world experience and wisdom to share with their students. Tim H., for example, not only tutors economics and test prep; he holds a law degree from Indiana University and has lived and worked in China. Elizabeth L., another one of our talented tutors, has worked for almost a decade as a professor at DePaul University. Rachel F. and Tolly M. are published authors. Jayk G., Kate H., and Bess G. have all worked in film and television. We think you get the idea...

Last year, in a proclamation designating January as National Mentoring Month, President Barack Obama had this to say: “By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge and experience, mentors play an essential role in preparing our Nation's youth for a bright future.” If you’re looking for someone to help you get to your own bright future, we’d love to point you in the right direction. Send us an email at info@tutortango.com with the subject line “Mentor,” and we’ll help you get started.

Happy National Mentoring Month!