Description & History


Tutoring Chicago develops a foundation for life-long learning by providing free one-to-one tutoring and mentoring to economically disadvantaged students in grades 1-6.

This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for those wanting to make a positive impact on the life of a young person. Tutors commit to just one 90-minute session per week and work with the same student throughout the school year. Sessions take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 6:00-7:30PM. 


Hope Institute Learning Academy, 1628 W. Washington

Goethe Elementary School, 2236 N. Rockwell

St. Vincent de Paul Center, 2145 N. Halsted 

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave


SMART-  Volunteers provide homework help to students in grades 1-6 and support in the areas of Social Skills, Math, Attitude and Attendance, Reading, and Technology. A wide array of resources are available including books, worksheets, flash cards, and educational games. 

Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT)- Volunteers follow a very structured reading program with a student in grades 1-4. After completing the daily reading lesson, tutors work on specific literacy activities that are tailored to the needs of their student. 

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About the organization

Tutoring Chicago

Bradley Troast
Operations Director
EL Da' Sheon Nix
Community Relations Director
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