A partnership with Tutoring Chicago!

Volunteers will work one-on-one with the same student for the entire school year (September 16 - May 21). 

For all programs, tutoring will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Tutors will have the option to volunteer virtually OR in person at the following locations:

  • Near West Side - The Salvation Army Community Center, 1 N Ogden Ave.
  • Lincoln Park - St. Vincent de Paul Center, 2145 N. Halsted St.
  • Logan Square - Mozart Park, 2036 N Avers Ave.
  • South Side - Discover Customer Care Center, 8560 S Cottage Grove Ave.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to tutor. (Younger tutors will be paired with students in 1st-3rd grade)

Tutors will help students in 1-12 grade in one of the following four programs: 

  • EST: The Elementary School Tutoring (EST) program focused on grades 1-5. Tutors will provide support in mathematics, reading, and social-emotional learning (SEL). 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. 
  • MST: The Middle School Tutoring (MST) 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.
  • HST: The High School Tutoring (HST) 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. 

No experience required! New volunteers must attend an orientation provided by Tutoring Chicago.                 

Register Here for TOV Tutoring

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

TOV Tutoring Dan & Kathryn

TOV Tutoring volunteer enjoying a reading session with his student.