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

We will have Big Game Night on Feb. 24 and 26. Students and tutors will get to play games and have refreshments for the last 45 minutes of tutoring.

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 >>

Raise money for Cluster at Lou Malnati’s

  • February 5, 2015
Plan your pizza dinner for Monday, Feb. 16, at Lou Malnati’s on Lake Street in Oak...

Need financial aid for college?

  • January 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education is offering a FREE online guide for tutors and parents to...

Support Cluster Tutoring when you shop on Amazon!

  • December 1, 2014
Designate Cluster your Amazon Smile charity, and we will receive 0.5% of your total sale as...