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

NO tutoring the week of Thanksgiving. Then, report card deadlines are coming up. Students must turn in report cards by Dec. 8 and 10.

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 >>

Help Cluster when you shop with Amazon Smile

  • November 19, 2015
Looking to do some online holiday shopping? Designate Cluster as your Amazon Smile charity, and we...

Tutoring library titles are online

  • October 16, 2015
Ever wonder what books are available in the Cluster Tutoring library, at least at First United?...

Program for early readers

  • October 5, 2015
If your student is still learning to read, check out the “I Can Readathon” program sponsored...