Volunteer tutors needed for 1st-5th grade students struggling with reading

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ORGANIZATION: Tutoring Chicago

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Share your love of reading with a Chicago student this school year! Become a weekly volunteer tutor with Tutoring Chicago and work one-to-one with a 1st-5th grade student.

Volunteer tutors provide academic support and serve as a role model and mentor to students from across the city. You and your student will focus on a variety of literacy components, including letters and sounds, writing, and reading comprehension. No prior teaching experience is required, orientation and training are provided. Tutoring sessions take place Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30PM at St. Vincent dePaul Center in the Lincoln Park neighborhood or remotely. Become a tutor and make a difference in a student's life today!

Life-changing role models needed!

Tutoring Chicago is a free one-to-one tutoring program for students in grades 1-10.

During the 2023-2024 school year, Tutoring Chicago will offer both in-person and digital tutoring options to our tutors/students from late September to late May.

No special skills, no experience or background in education is necessary. Above all the willingness to be there and the desire to impact, inspire and empower a student. Being present is all it takes. One and a half hours per week is enough to change a kid's life.

Our Mission
Delivering the power of education through one-to-one tutoring

Our Vision
Brighter futures for all of Chicago’s children

Our Values
Education is empowering. We believe that through one-to-one relationships with supportive tutors, students facing economic barriers can access brighter futures. Our mission, programs and delivery are centered in these values. We believe that all children regardless of economics, race, cultural background, gender identity or neighborhood are valuable, capable of greatness and have the right to the following:

  • A diverse representation of supportive adults who know them as individuals, value their needs and aspirations, and expose pathways for their success
  • Abundant exposure to knowledge, effective instruction, high quality resources, and critical technology
  • A secure sense of belonging and community that contributes to a healthy growth mindset
  • Accessible learning environments where role models are plentiful and a positive relationship with learning is encouraged

1 Shift

  • evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
    Visit www.tutoringchicago.org for more information and complete a volunteer application.

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About Tutoring Chicago


St. Vincent de Paul Center, 2145 N Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, US

Mission Statement

Delivering the power of education through one-to-one tutoring


For over 57 years Tutoring Chicago has dedicated its mission to delivering the power of education to children facing economic barriers through one-to-one tutoring and high-quality programming that is not only academic, but developmental and reflective. Our vision is a brighter future for all of Chicago’s children.

Tutoring Chicago's programs take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm, in-person or virtually. Tutors and students meet one night per week to review homework and work on reading, writing, math, and life skills.

Chicagoland students need great tutors like you, now more than ever! We welcome you to join our growing volunteer team for the 2023-2024 school year!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


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This opportunity has 1 shift


St. Vincent de Paul Center2145ChicagoChicago, IL 60614



  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for 90 minutes from September to May.

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