April 3, 2017 Mentorship Mondays
Every Monday, we like to profile a mentor and mentee relationship between two highly successful and influential people. Mentorship is a vital component of success, which is why our Tutor-Mentors focus on giving their students guidance not only in their academics but in all walks of life.
One of the most iconic and complicated mentor/mentee relationships of Silicon Valley was between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. With an estimated net worth of $28 billion, Larry Ellison is the seventh richest person in the world. After Marc Benioff was hired at Oracle at age 23, Ellison took him under his wing and helped him cultivate his business talents. Under Ellison’s tutelage, Benioff rose to executive status by the age of 26. Ellison had recognized a kindred spirit in Benioff, and took it upon himself to help the younger businessman succeed to the best of his abilities.
When Benioff decided that he wanted to start his own company, Ellison continued to support his mentee. Benioff launched his own company called Salesforce in 1999, and his mentor Ellison would regularly give him time off work to focus on his new endeavour. Even as Salesforce was becoming one of Oracle’s biggest competitors in the cloud software space, Ellison did his best to help Benioff succeed. He would eventually encourage Benioff to leave Oracle, and become one of Salesforce’s earliest and most prominent investors.
Mentorship is just an important a part of what we do at TutorBright as tutoring. We’re more than a tutoring service, and in addition to giving students homework help with their science and math questions, we give them mentorship in all aspects of life. Our Tutor-Mentors are problem solvers, dedicated to helping students with challenges in their academic lives as well as their social lives.
000It’s true that not all learning is done in the classroom, but without the structure of tests, assignments, and deadlines,
001This week’s Spotlight Tutor-Mentor is Eiger Tolledo! Eiger teaches math in Scarborough. He is a graduate of U of T