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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

Cluster could still use more volunteers for students on the waiting list. The next new tutor orientation will be Thursday, Oct. 20. Call or email the Cluster office for details.

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: Dave and Janet Kenealy

  • September 20, 2016
Dave and Janet Kenealy have 18 years of tutoring between them. They didn’t start out at...

Welcome to Cluster!

  • September 13, 2016
Cluster still needs 15 more tutors for students on the waiting list. Did you miss the...

Staff spotlight: Devante Coppage

  • September 10, 2016
Devante Coppage started out as a Cluster student, but now he has become an integral part...