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What does it mean to be a volunteer tutor?
  • Tutoring begins as early as September 16th, 2024 and lasts until May 21st, 2025. If you cannot commit to the full school year of tutoring, you can request a start date after September 16th, 2024. From your start date onward, we ask for a weekly commitment of 90 minutes per week.

  • 90 minutes a week is enough to profoundly impact a student. If you need to miss a week of tutoring occasionally, we have you covered! Also, Tutoring Chicago follows the Chicago Public Schools calendar and is closed on most holidays.

  • Tutors are thoughtfully matched with one student to meet on a weekly basis. Our program staff will help you provide support with academics and social-emotional skills and provide opportunities to engage in mentorship experiences.

  • Tutors can choose to meet with their student at one of our four in-person locations or tutor digitally via our hosted Zoom sessions.

  • Our tutors impact, inspire, and empower their student! Volunteer with us today!

Do I need experience or any special skills?
  • Most of our volunteer tutors have no prior experience working with a student. We provide all the training, resources, and curriculum you will need to be successful.

  • The most important thing is that you are willing to commit to meeting with your student consistently once you start. However, we understand that our volunteers are busy and may need to miss sessions at times, which can be communicated with our staff.

  • You will receive all of the support you need including training, resources, curriculum, and technology tools. 

  • You will have access to our program staff who will provide ongoing technical assistance to make sure your weekly sessions are successful.

What do I get out of it?
Volunteer Tutor Impact: 
  • You will get the satisfaction of knowing you are playing a critical role in impacting a student’s life by providing individualized support.

  • 95% of parents and 91% of teachers report that students are performing better in school as a result of the support they receive from their tutor through our programs.

Volunteer Tutor Benefits:
  • Tutoring Chicago will provide monthly optional opportunities for you to socialize and network with your fellow tutors. Volunteering with Tutoring Chicago is a great way to make friends and meet others who are passionate about making a difference in their community. 

  • Your tutoring time and experience could be counted as service hours and will contribute to your professional profile.

  • You will learn new skills along the way.