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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

Pizza parties are coming up on Dec. 20 and 22! Then tutoring takes a two-week break until Jan. 10 and 12.

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 >>

Tutor spotlight: Linda Moore

  • December 3, 2016
All it took for Linda Moore to start tutoring was a call-out in church for volunteer...

Giving Tuesday: Donate to help students succeed

  • November 13, 2016
Why donate money to Cluster Tutoring? One reason is 10-year-old Derrick. Derrick started at Cluster as...

Staff spotlight: Beverly Singleton

  • November 8, 2016
Whether you’re the tutor of a high school student, the parent of one, or a teenager...