A partnership with Tutoring Chicago!

  • Volunteers will work one-on-one with the same student for the entire school year (September 19 - May 24). 
  • Tutoring will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm with the exception of the High School program, in which tutors will work independently with their student on a mutually agreed upon night.
  • Tutors will have the option to volunteer virtually OR in person at the following locations:
    • Hope Learning Academy on the Near West Side 1628 W. Washington Blvd., 60612
    • St. Vincent de Paul Center in Lincoln Park 2145 N. Halsted St., 60614 
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to tutor.
  • Tutors will help students in 1-9 grade in one of the following four programs: 
    • SMART: The SMART program focuses on five areas of student achievement: Social Emotional Learning, Mathematics, Accountability, Reading, and Technology. Students and tutors have access to a wide variety of high-quality resources and activities designed to meet each student at their academic level. Sessions are held once a week for 90 minutes.
    • LIT: The Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) program is a structured reading curriculum. Students and tutors will focus on a variety of literacy components including letters and sounds, sight words, writing, and reading comprehension. This is not a homework program, students will be assessed and must qualify for this program. Qualifying students are considered to have difficulties reading at grade level and show an academic need for extra instruction in reading and writing. Students attend 90 minute sessions twice a week from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
    • Middle School: The Middle School Tutoring program features a curriculum designed specifically for 6th-8th grade learning needs with a focus on preparing students for high school transition and continued success in their education. Sessions are held once a week for 90 minutes.
    • High School: The High School Program provides students with a continuation of one-to-one tutoring and mentoring in areas that will lead to skill development important for success in high school. The curriculum will cover executive functioning, organizational skills, and preparation for the four years of secondary school. This may include support for academic course success, taking advantage of high school resources, reflection surrounding college and/or career readiness, as well as overall self-management and social awareness skills. Students will continue one-to-one tutoring support with flexibility in scheduling sessions with tutors once a week.
  • No experience required! New volunteers must attend an orientation provided by Tutoring Chicago.   
  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.  

For more information on tutoring, please contact SamanthaKaplan@juf.org.

TOV Tutoring Dan & Kathryn

TOV Tutoring volunteer enjoying a reading session with his student.