Education in Action / Student Investors

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.

Student Investors

Students in one USF Business course have a lot more than a grade on the line—more like over 200 thousand dollars in REAL money! On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, Jean Henry, filling in for Mark Schreiner, tells us how they’re testing their stock market savvy in a rigorous, and at times, intimidating course.

Video Extras

Why Education is Important to Business & Students

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.

More Information: 

Education in Action
USF Tutor-A-Bull website
The City of Tampa's Proclamation declaring November 15, 2012 "Olin Mott Day"
Student Investors
USF Student Managed Investment Fund webpage
Jack S. Rader, CFA

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Mark Schreiner

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.

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