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

Tuesday, Sept. 1, is the last chance for student registration. Check out the updated Cluster calendar by clicking on the link above to find more important fall dates.

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 >>

Back-to-school tips

  • August 23, 2015
School is starting soon. Maybe it’s already started. Are you and your student all set? Here...

Time to register students

  • August 8, 2015
Parents need to register ALL students for the 2015-16 tutoring year — new and returning. There...

Support Cluster when you shop at Amazon

  • August 1, 2015
Looking to do some online back-to-school shopping? Designate Cluster as your Amazon Smile charity, and we...