One-to-One Learning Since 1965

For over 50 years Tutoring Chicago has dedicated its mission to the educational and social needs of economically disadvantaged children in Chicago with one-to-one tutoring and high-quality programming that is not only academic, but developmental and reflective. 

This year, Tutoring Chicago serves 900 students from low-income families all around the Chicago area. Since 2007, Tutoring Chicago has operated out of St. Vincent de Paul Center at Halsted and Webster. In 2011, the program opened a second location in Logan Square, followed by site expansions in the West Loop (2016) and Hyde Park (2018).

A happy student posing with their proud tutor

Tutoring Chicago’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged children through education. Tutoring Chicago offers free one-to-one tutoring services to economically disadvantaged students in 1st through 7th grade.


Our History

Beginning in 1965 as Cabrini Green Tutoring Program by a group of Montgomery Ward employees, the organization has helped thousands of students in elementary school grow both personally and academically through weekly one-to-one tutoring sessions with high-quality adult volunteers.  

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