Volunteer Tutor Application 2021-2022

Tutoring Chicago is a free one-to-one tutoring program for students in grades 1-8. 

During the 2021-2022 school year, Tutoring Chicago will offer both in-person and digital tutoring options to our tutors/students. Within this application you will have an opportunity to tell us more about your needs and preferences. Our staff will do our best to accommodate these preferences but in some cases we may not be able to accommodate all preferences due to limited capacity.

Tell us about yourself!

Tutors under the age of 16 will not be permitted to volunteer with Tutoring Chicago. Volunteers aged 16-17 will have additional steps to begin tutoring.

Choose any/all that apply

Note: Some of our students need help with homework in Spanish or have parents who speak only Spanish.

If you are enrolled as a student, type “STUDENT”

If enrolled as a student, name the institution

please use an email you check regularly

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Where/when would you like to volunteer?

Tutoring Chicago has three programs.

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General Questions


Digital and In-Person Permission:
I understand that Tutoring Chicago is offering both in-person and digital tutoring options during the 2021-2022 school year. I understand that Tutoring Chicago will do it’s best to accommodate my preferences for tutoring but may not be able to in all cases. I understand that I will be expected to connect on time either digitally via Zoom or in person at one of our two locations with my assigned student, working on academic enrichment once a week.

I recognize that Tutoring Chicago will provide a schedule, guidance, resources and best practices for these sessions. I understand that it is my responsibility as a tutor to communicate with my student’s parent/guardian to facilitate any digital contact between myself and my student. 

I understand that tutor and student contact should be limited to their tutoring sessions. No connections or communications should take place in-person unless facilitated by Tutoring Chicago. 
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Volunteer Training
I understand that I must complete a mandatory orientation before being assigned to a student. I understand that in addition to this initial orientation, I am required to complete a minimum amount of additional training modules before I begin tutoring my student and that periodically I will be asked to complete additional training modules as instructed by Tutoring Chicago staff.
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Volunteer Attendance
Consistency and reliability are key to a successful tutoring experience. Excessive absences and/or a deteriorating commitment on the part of tutors can affect a child in a manner adverse to the goals and mission of Tutoring Chicago. In the case that a tutor will be absent, he/she is responsible for notifying the program and arranging a substitute within their classroom.
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Contact Information
Tutoring Chicago uses tutors’ email addresses and phone numbers to send weekly reminders, monthly newsletters, and other program announcements. Active tutors are expected to remain subscribed to emails and read them. Tutoring Chicago shares tutors’ email addresses with parents and teachers as requested to help create a dialogue and support the students. We do not share your information with any other groups unless specifically related to tutoring (e.g. tutors in your classroom or partner tutors).
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Media Release
Tutoring Chicago often takes photos and videos during tutoring or related events. As a volunteer, your image in a photo or video may end up on our website, social media channels, brochures, or other publications in connection with Tutoring Chicago for publicity or fundraising without requiring further approval. I understand Tutoring Chicago will not publicize my name without advanced approval. 
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Background Check
I hereby give TUTORING CHICAGO my consent to review criminal or public records for any record of arrest or conviction concerning offenses that may affect my eligibility to volunteer. All tutors must complete and submit a background check form on an annual basis. New tutors will be sent a request via Verified Volunteers after completing orientation.
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Please list one professional reference

Off-site Contact
TUTORING CHICAGO neither encourages nor endorses in-person, off-site independent contact and activities between tutors and students. If such relationships and/or activities are to take place independent of a tutoring session, TUTORING CHICAGO is not responsible for accidents and/or incidents arising from such events.
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In consideration of being permitted to participate, I do hereby waive and release TUTORING CHICAGO and all affiliates, directors, employees and volunteers from any and all claims of injuries, including death, property damage or loss, which may occur on account of participation in the program, including field trips and special events.
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I am willing to volunteer at TUTORING CHICAGO for the duration of the 2021-2022 school year based on my preferences. I am able to make this commitment to the child I am matched with. In the event that I am unable to continue volunteering, I will notify a Tutoring Chicago staff member as soon as possible.
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Tutoring Chicago’s privacy policy can be viewed here. I understand and agree to Tutoring Chicago’s privacy policy.
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