Academic Tutoring for School-Age Children

Return to Program List Description Establish virtual academic tutoring program for school-age children of TEACH's adult learners to a) close the education equity gap widened by school restrictions due to COVID-19 b) allow children of immigrants to be successful academically, pursue higher education and professional careers c) offer parents opportunity to join in on tutoring sessions to increase exposure to English and encourage participation in children's education d) overcome transportation and other barriers through employing a virtual platform that can be accessed from home. Tutoring will be done by Lyons Township seniors who have solid tutoring experience.
Outcomes Increase participants' grades in selected subjects, improve academic engagement, foster a positive academic experience, extend support network for both child and parent, provide a resource to parents to assist their children with schoo work that may be challenging due to language and e education limitations, and create an environment to engage parents in their children's education.