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An unprecedented response to an unprecedented year

We know COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on our students and school communities. One of the ways we’re lifting up those most impacted is by launching a first-of-its-kind, equity-based academic initiative—the CPS Tutor Corps.

Research shows one of the most effective strategies for accelerating academic progress is through targeted, high-dosage tutoring. The CPS Tutor Corps will train hundreds of Chicagoans to serve as literacy tutors in grades K-5 and math tutors in grades 6-12 at schools most impacted by the pandemic on the South and West Sides of Chicago. We need you to join us in this effort to accelerate CPS students’ learning towards a more successful future. Come serve in the Tutor Corps and help lift up Chicago’s next generation!

Want to join our Corps for next school year? Fill out an interest form today!

Tutors will be provided paid training, 20-30 hours per week of paid work through each school semester, and will be matched with students who need additional academic support.

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Who will serve in our Tutor Corps? Chicagoans.

  • Community Members
  • College Students
  • Recent CPS Graduates
  • Retired Educators
  • And More

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions?

Email tutors@cps.edu and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible!