Cluster Tutoring is in need of additional volunteers to tutor students from Chicago’s Austin community on either Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At this time, we have 12 students on our waiting list.

This year we have a special opportunity because the students on our waiting list are much younger than usual. Many of them are in first grade or kindergarten, which makes this a great chance to reach out to a child early in their school experience. It’s a chance to develop a love of reading in a child, to make sure he or she can count, and knows the sounds of the letters in the alphabet.

Cluster Tutoring is an 18-year-old program that provides free one-on-one tutoring for students from the Austin community. Many of our tutors have been involved with Cluster for three or more years and find they get as much out of the program as the students. The atmosphere is supportive, friendly, and relaxed.

The commitment involves one 90-minute session each week during the academic year. Volunteers can come either on Tuesday to the Pine Avenue Church (5460 W. Augusta in Chicago) or on Thursday to First United Church of Oak Park (848 Lake St.).

For more information about tutoring, please call 773/378-5530.

Karen Heller
Cluster Tutoring board president

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