Craig Olson has tutored five students over his dozen or so years at Cluster Tutoring. But his technical expertise in keeping the program's computers humming for student use is just as valuable as his work in academics. Craig is retired now, but he … [Read more...] about Tutor spotlight: Craig Olson makes sure Cluster is technically up to date
Aisha Williams was so successful as a student at Cluster Tutoring that she earned a college scholarship and a degree from Northern Illinois University. She knew the best way to give something back was to become a tutor herself. When her daughter, … [Read more...] about Tutor spotlight: Aisha Williams makes tutoring a family affair
Cluster Tutors owe a lot to Elissa Speizman, a veteran tutor who passed away on Jan. 8, for all the help she offered in setting up a program to help tutors teach math more effectively. Elissa made a generous donation to Cluster for the express … [Read more...] about RIP tutor Elissa Speizman
Cluster Tutoring is lucky to have two more math experts serving as volunteers. But they're not just helping and coaching: Cathy Kelso developed a whole new curriculum for elementary-grade students. Last year was the first year tutors of students … [Read more...] about Volunteer spotlight: Cathy Kelso and Vicki Schnure
A new study confirms what many people volunteering as tutors and mentors already know: The practice of American adults mentoring children and teenagers unites people. The study, "The Power of Relationships: How and Why American Adults Step Up to … [Read more...] about Why mentoring works
Laila M. enjoyed being a student at Cluster for five years. But when her tutor was unable to return this year, she switched to being a tutor instead. Laila started at Cluster Tutoring when she was in 5th grade. She's now a sophomore at George … [Read more...] about Student/tutor spotlight: Laila M.