In the Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) program, volunteers tutor one night a week, working with students in grades 1-6 who demonstrate a struggle with reading and writing. Students are typically at least one grade level below in reading. Tutors follow a structured reading curriculum provided by Tutoring Chicago. Students and tutors work on sight word recognition, decoding, fluency, comprehension and writing. During the 2022-2023 school year, Tutoring Chicago will be offering LIT tutoring digitally on Monday and Wednesday nights, and in person on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30pm for select students and tutors at St. Vincent dePaul Center – Lincoln Park – 2145 N Halsted St
The Middle School Tutoring Program will focus on enhancing and enriching students’ social emotional skills, executive functioning skills, and high school and career readiness through intentional and impactful activities, academic enrichment and support, and culturally responsive curriculum that broadens students’ cultural awareness as they prepare to transition into high school. The goal of the Middle School program is to provide students with one-to-one tutoring support, increase their knowledge of high schools in the Chicagoland area, and to develop and nurture their confidence through mentorship and support from their tutors.
The High School Program provides students with a continuation of one-to-one tutoring and mentoring in areas that will lead to skill development important for success in high school. The curriculum will cover executive functioning, organizational skills, and preparation for the four years of secondary school. This may include support for academic course success, taking advantage of high school resources, reflection surrounding college and/or career readiness, as well as overall self-management and social awareness skills. Students will continue one-to-one tutoring support with flexibility in scheduling sessions with tutors once a week.
In order to participate as a tutor in the High School Program, you should feel comfortable with the following:
– Basic academic support (with resources that can be provided by Tutoring Chicago) for subject specific reading/writing, pre-algebra or algebra, and outreach to subject area teachers
– Mentoring and leadership advice that is professional, related to both academic and personal goals (athletics, college/careers, extracurricular activities, etc.)
– Assessing needs and directing students to support systems (such as high school counselors, teachers, etc.)
– Organization and time management strategies
I have read and understand the basic details of Tutoring Chicago’s four programs: