About Cluster Tutoring

Cluster Tutoring provides a high-quality learning environment for over 100 elementary and high school students from Chicago's Austin community, as well as a richly rewarding experience for its volunteer tutors.

Tutoring Updates

Report cards are due on Feb. 23 and 25. Students should remember to bring them to Cluster before then, so we can all celebrate with BIG GAME NIGHT!

Students & Families

A caring, committed volunteer can make a lasting difference in the life of a child, regardless of the child’s current level of academic ability. Working with a tutor not only sharpens academic skills, but also bolsters a student’s confidence.

Cluster accepts new students in grades K-8, with priority enrollment going to students in K-2. Students may remain in the program through grade 12. MORE >>


You don’t need special training to be a tutor – just patience, a desire to help, and 90 minutes one night a week during the school year. The atmosphere is relaxed and supportive, and tutors find they get as much out of the program as their students. MORE >>

Read to Succeed

Because reading is the key to academic success, Cluster has a focus on literacy. Our Structured Reading project, which is overseen by a certified reading specialist, has produced great results. MORE >>

Girl collects 1,000 books that “look like her”

  • February 12, 2016
Marley Dias isn’t your average sixth grader. Not all sixth graders can raise money to buy...

Cluster gets $6,000 from Lawyers Lend-A-Hand

  • January 26, 2016
Cluster Tutoring has received a $6,000 grant from Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth, a group that uses...

Newberry, Caldecott prizes given for top kids’ books

  • January 12, 2016
Books about a boy’s bus ride with his grandmother and the real-life bear that became the...