Tutoring

Our unique tutoring program goes well beyond simple homework help. Our volunteer tutors are trained to help students with the skills they need to eventually do the work on their own.

No child is turned away from our program based on academic ability, and many of our students join Horizons for Youth below grade level and with significant learning challenges. Tutors work with the student’s teachers, parent/guardians, school administrators, and Horizons for Youth staff to evaluate and address each child’s unique learning needs.

Our one-on-one tutoring services comprise an integral component of our college-readiness programming. To position our students for college, even those students with a C average are required to attend tutoring. Accordingly, nearly half of our students participate in our Tutoring Program, with some coming twice a week. We have tutoring at four locations around the city to make it most accessible for students: West Loop, South Side, Logan Square, and West Side/Oak Park.

If you are interested in tutoring for Horizons for Youth, please download and fill out the volunteer application form, and send to Nick at nick@horizons-for-youth.org.