On Television

Students in the Tutor-A-Bull program (courtesy USF College of Education & MIT)
Education in Action
The Tutor-A-Bull program aims to help both student teachers in the USF College of Education and struggling grade, middle and high school students by pairing them up for one-on-one instruction. It's a program championed by Tampa philanthropist Olin Mott, and the College of Ed recently honored him for his efforts. See more about Tutor-A-Bull and its main supporter on University Beat on WUSF TV.

On the Radio

Olin Mott (left) receives the Champion for Education Award from Dr. Harold Keller, interim dean for the USF College of Education (courtesy Amie Blodgett, USF News)
Education in Action

Olin Mott has worn many hats in his long life: Pearl Harbor survivor, business magnate and benefactor to dozens of Bay area charities and organizations. You can now add “Champion For Education” to that list, as USF’s College of Education recently honored him for his long-time support. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks with Olin Mott about the award and introduces you to some of the students who’ve thrived thanks to his generosity.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Tampa businessman-philanthropist Olin Mott shares his advice for business people: get involved with local education, which will produce good employees. Then Brittany Sawyer, a USF senior studying elementary education, talks about the students she helps through the Tutor-A-Bull program.

For more information

USF Tutor-A-Bull website

The City of Tampa's Proclamation declaring November 15, 2012 "Olin Mott Day"



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