I volunteer as a LIT tutor with Tutoring Chicago. I am very impressed with how well-managed the organization is. The staff is very on top of things. I appreciate the training and orientation. I can always go to a staff member to get any questions answered. Everyone involved is kind, conscientious, and sincere. They really are trying to do what is best for the children. The reading skills of the little boy I tutor have improved dramatically. Overall, the experience has been rewarding and enjoyable.
Review from Guidestar
Having volunteered for the last 2+ years, I have seen the outstanding commitment of the staff and other volunteers to enrich the lives of economically disadvantaged students. The resources available for students and tutors are exceptional and in my opinion, has lead to the continued growth of the organization.
Review from Guidestar
My wife and I have been tutoring at CGTP for four years. This year we volunteered to tutor in the new program in Logan Square. Terrific beginning. Erin and her team have taken what they've learned and effectively structured this new program. The tutor orientation had first rate, informative speakers and classes have gotten off to a terrific start. The parental involvement is sensational and the kids are excited to be there. Hope we live up to their expectations.
After five years of volunteering with the Cabrini Green Tutoring Program, I am still challenged and energized by the wonderful kids I work with every week. The program is well organized and provides important resources to help volunteers become effective tutors.
The program's mission is to help economically disadvantaged students succeed in elementary school and beyond.
Now in its 45th year of service, the program serves over 250 students in grades one through six. Tutors are matched with an individual student for the duration of the school year. The program focuses on improving reading, literacy, writing, arithmetic, computer, and social skills. While the first priority is helping children with their schoolwork, tutors can also use this work as a springboard for various other resources and activities. Additional resources, such as the computer lab, resource center, library, math & reading activities, and educational games, extend or remediate the child’s understanding of the class work and other skills. It also provides exposure to resources the children may not otherwise have access to.
As many of these students do not receive individual attention or a consistent source of encouragement, the work of myself and other generous tutors provides a safe, stable, and positive learning environment that can dramatically influence the life of young students. I have established and maintain an ongoing relationship with my student, Nehemiah, and have worked with various others on an ad hoc basis. I am proud that the Cabrini-Green Tutoring Program has given me the opportunity to positively influence these children’s lives.
I am sure that the children and parents of the program, as well as the over 250 volunteer tutors affiliated with the program, appreciate the support of this worthy cause.