Tutor Applications are a OPEN for the 2018-2019 school year.
Click here to create an account and then fill out a volunteer application. Welcome aboard!
New SMART Tutor Orientations are:
New LIT Tutor Orientations are:
Tutoring Chicago matches volunteers one-to-one with children in grades 1-6.
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)
Tutoring sessions are from 6:00-7:30pm. Tutors are expected to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session.
Tutoring Chicago has three programs.
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 plethora of resources are made available including worksheets, flash cards, educational games, and books.
Tutoring Chicago makes matches in four different ways.
One-on-One (1:1) – Meet weekly with your assigned student. This preference requires weekly commitment to the child. It is the most common option.
Two-on-One (2:1) – Two tutors are assigned to one student. One tutor attends each week. The tutors communicate with each other to work out a schedule. The commitment is essentially every other week.
Two-on-Two (2:2) – Two tutors are assigned to two students and meet weekly. When one tutor is absent, the remaining tutor works with both students. This is a common choice for friends or spouses who want to volunteer together.
One-on-Two (1:2) – One tutor is assigned to two students and meet weekly. At the start of the year, we often have a surplus of students. We ask some tutors to work with two students (for up to 10 weeks) each while we recruit and train more volunteers