Cluster Tutoring staff and volunteers always engage students in developing their own paths to success. Since last March when the COVID-19 lockdown began, Cluster tutors and students have discovered new ways to connect.
Even though school is happening remotely during this pandemic, 79% of students and tutors chose to return to tutoring this fall. Tutoring pairs meet weekly via Zoom, Google Meet, or FaceTime. They still concentrate on homework, reading, and other educational enhancements. Cluster also created an online forum where volunteers can share resources and ideas on how to best support student learning.
- This summer, Cluster offered a six-week virtual intensive Summer Reading Program for 18 students led by professional teachers.
- Twenty-eight students participated in summer math enrichment through a partnership Cluster developed with the Mathnasium in Oak Park.
- Cluster’s initial focus was to provide students with the necessary technology for successful remote learning. A needs assessment was completed by Cluster families and, on the basis of that information, students were provided with equipment including Chromebooks and printers.
- This effort to fully equip students with technology has continued throughout the year with additional resources including printer ink, workbooks, and books. Students in grades K-5 have also received a full bag of school supplies for remote learning.
You can read the entire Cluster Tutoring 2020 Annual Report at this link. You also can see reports from past years:
Information on how to donate to Cluster Tutoring can be found on our Donate page. In addition, the CARES Act for pandemic relief allows taxpayers who take standard deductions to deduct up to $300 in charitable donations.