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Review for MENTORNET, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have mentored six or so students, most of them older foreign students. Unfortunately, only one was a woman --- and I'm proud to say she's doing wonderfully. Being a oldster (67) I feel my role is to help older students. There's a big difference between just out of undergraduate school and people returning in their 30, 40s and older. The mystifying thing is that the problems I encounter with students is the same regardless of age: they don't understand the academic game. That's the fun part for me --- helping them achieve their dreams.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing others succeed

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Mentor students.

Review for Shodor Education Foundation, Inc., Durham, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Shodor Education Foundation is the work of Dr. Robert M. Panoff. Bob has dedicated his life to education and mentoring in the sciences. He is an award winning physicist as well as a highly regarded educator. Shodor is built on the premise that doing good is a fulfilling career path. Housed in Durham, NC, Shodor is a world-wide operation as well as providing educational services for Durham kids. It has produced highly recognized online tools for education. Recently, the Shodor site for its Interactive product had 4,000,000 hits.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

would be 100 times more effective

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Educate faculty in Computational Science.