Description & History

The mission of Cluster Tutoring is to help students realize their potential through the power of learning in an environment that strengthens the student, the tutor, and the community.

Cluster has a focus on literacy. Elementary school students spend 30 to 60 minutes of their tutoring session on the program’s Structured Reading Project and the remainder of the evening on homework or other enrichment activities. The Structured Reading Project includes Ready Readers, a special curriculum for emerging readers in grades K-3. High school students generally spend all of their time on homework.

Activities that may be offered during the tutoring session include a college access program, math games, a student newsletter published twice a year, and a variety of activities on the program’s computers, which have Internet access.  Each session begins with a healthy snack for students, usually a granola bar and milk.

About the organization

Cluster Tutoring

Executive Director
Kara Kalnitz
Program Manager
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