we were seeking mentors 
Take a listen to Gus:
Here are: *most of the rest.
the reason: because one-size doesn’t fit all – and technology is allowing us the ability to tailor to suit each kid per their gifts/talents/passions/needs.
The answer is not to standardize education, but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community. There is no alternative. There never was. –Sir Ken Robinson
Our “expert tutor description” … for highschool anyway.. includes the ability to do these 4 things:
2. make connections
3. increase student activity
4. improve student reflections
We want high school time to be spent more on things kids are passionate about.. things they will actually be doing in the future.
Take a listen to Jessica, former student, now 2nd year uni..
Once we’ve taken care of the boxed math… kids should have that option. Some kids will want a math tutor, because boxed math is their passion. Other kids get the boxed math done so they can use their 7 hours a day more wisely for them, like to study communications, compose music, design snowboard lifts, reach out to people in other countries …
We think connections to career people, rather than teachers, is what is missing the most…
Algebra skills needed?… for most, not so much…. a large amount of the role goes into motivation…
here to see: *most of the kids’ me videos
and here: to see most of the kids toasting to change after watching Freedom Writers with our friends in Croatia
and here: to see where we meet up
and here: to see our collection of the things we are doing and believe in.
*some just joined us this semester… so are their videos are still in the making…_______________________________________________________