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

Student registration for the 2015-16 tutoring year starts Aug. 20. The Cluster calendar has been updated; check it out 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 >>

Cluster student’s summer focus: math and science

  • June 21, 2015
Cluster student Oliver K. may be only a rising sixth grader, but he’s headed to college...

Welcome to tutoring TV

  • June 17, 2015
A Northwestern University graduate student has produced two videos about Cluster Tutoring that will air the...

Cluster student heads to Europe leadership program

  • June 13, 2015
Some students go swimming in the summer, and some go to camp. But Cluster Tutoring student...