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How to keep students learning all summer

  • June 20, 2017
School may be out, but that doesn’t mean learning needs to stop. There are plenty of...

Donut Day is coming on August 12!

  • June 16, 2017
Cluster is looking for 24 students, tutors, and parents to help us make donuts at the...

Concordia offers summer READ program for students

  • June 13, 2017
Concordia University in River Forest is holding a summer program aimed at improving students’ reading and...

Tutoring Updates

Beat the summer heat with a good book. Check out Cluster's Facebook page and news on this site for summer academic opportunities.

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-3. 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 >>