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Enrollment is OPEN for the 2017-2018 school year.

Tutoring Chicago offers free one-to-one tutoring services to economically disadvantaged children in grades 1-6. Parents must accurately and honestly complete financial information on their applications. Serving families with financial need is the mission of our organization.

Students are matched one-to-one with adult, volunteer tutors. All of our volunteers attend orientation and submit a background check before beginning tutoring. Your child will meet with the same tutor every week. (Some students have two tutors.)


Tutoring is offered at three locations.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Center, 2145 N Halsted St. (Lincoln Park)
  • Goethe Elementary School, 2236 N Rockwell St. (Logan Square)
  • Hope Institute Learning Academy, 1628 W Washington Blvd. (Near West Side)

The tutoring year begins in September and ends in May.

Tutoring sessions are from 6:00-7:30pm. Students are expected to attend every week.


One night a week on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday

In SMART tutoring, volunteers provide homework help to students in grades 1-6 and support in the areas of social skills, math, attitude, reading, and technology. A wide-variety of resources and activities are on-hand to support student growth in these areas.


Two nights a week on Monday and Tuesday

LIT is designed to help struggling readers in grades 1-4 work towards grade level success. Students will be assessed and must qualify as reading below their grade level and show an academic need for extra instruction in reading and writing. Volunteers follow a structured reading lesson followed by activities that meet the needs of their students.

New LIT students are accepted in 1st or 2nd grade and may continue through 4th grade as needed.

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