Enrollment is OPEN for the 2018-2019 school year.
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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 four 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)
- Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S Kenwood Ave. (Hyde Park)
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.
LITERACY INTENSIVE TUTORING (LIT) PROGRAM
Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) Decoding and Fluency – two nights a week (Monday & Tuesday) is for students who are struggling with letters, letter sounds, sight words, writing, and reading leveled books. Students follow a reading lesson each night. This is not a homework program. STUDENTS WILL BE ASSESSED AND MUST QUALIFY FOR THE LIT DECODING AND FLUENCY PROGRAM. Qualifying students are having difficulties reading at grade level and show an academic need for extra instruction in letters, letter sounds, sight words, and reading fluency. LIT Decoding and Fluency is only available to 1st & 2nd graders who are new to the program and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders who are returning to the LIT program.
Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) Comprehension (offered on Tuesday ONLY) is for students who are struggling with understanding what they read and write. Students follow a reading lesson each night. This is not a homework program. STUDENTS WILL BE ASSESSED AND MUST QUALIFY FOR THE LITCOMPREHENSION PROGRAM. Qualifying students are having difficulties reading at grade level and show an academic need for extra instruction in reading comprehension. LIT Comprehension is only available to 3rd through 6th graders. Students we qualify for this program are encouraged to attend a night of SMART tutoring also.