Chicago, IL tutors
The College Board reports that in 2010, SAT test takers in Illinois were most likely to send their scores to the University of Illinois, Northwestern University or the University of Chicago. Are you or your child ready to compete with the 8,508 students who took the SAT statewide? Tutors in Chicago are here to help with SAT prep and more.
Chicago tutors: Community options
Tutoring options in Chicago span all ages and all subjects. Casa Central's tutoring program, for example, is available to students ages 5-12. Most students in this program live in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, and there is a special focus on Hispanic communities. Youth Opportunities Unlimited also includes tutoring programs and is available to students between the ages of 12 and 20.
Another program, the Chicago Lights Tutoring Program, services 60 schools in the Chicago Public Schools system, enrolling about 400 students in grades 1 through 12. Homework assistance is a central feature of the program.
In Chicago, you can connect with tutors in-person via one of the above programs as well as online. For younger students in grades K-2, an online program called Innovations for Learning boosts reading skills in a number of school districts in the Chicago area. Each student is paired with a tutor for Web-based support throughout the school year.
Chicago Fast Facts
- In 2011, 8.1 percent of Chicago students in grades 9-12 dropped out of school.
- In the city, more than 400,000 students were enrolled in public, charter and contract schools in 2011.
Illinois State Facts
- Over 35,000 Illinois students took an AP exam in the 2009-10 school year.
- Statewide, 8,508 students took the SAT exam in 2010.
- In 2010, 32 percent of SAT takers in Illinois cited a master's degree as their goal.