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.
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.
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.
USF Tutor-A-Bull website
The City of Tampa's Proclamation declaring November 15, 2012 "Olin Mott Day"
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
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.