The Illinois Tutoring Initiative (ITI) is one of four state pillars designed in conjunction with the Illinois P-20 Council’s development of a Learning Renewal Resource Guide to support the learning and social/emotional well-being of students in the wake of the pandemic. It will feature:
For more information, contact us at IllinoisTutoringInitiativeRegion4@IllinoisState.edu.
This project is in collaboration with and funded, in whole or in part, by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Board of Higher Education supported with federal COVID-relief funds. Additionally, the Illinois Community College Board and Office of the Governor are on the statewide planning team to support this project in its design and implementation.
Illinois State University is the coordinating institution administering the initiative across the six regions and seven institutional partners. Illinois State's Central Office for ITI supports the initiative through centralized systems development for initiative processes as well as project management statewide. Systems established include tutor training, tutor and student matching, data collection, background checks, and marketing and communication.
The ITI is carried out across six regions of the state. Each of the Institutional Partner Offices (IPOs) will hire , train, and oversee management of tutors for their respective regions. In addition to administering the entire intiative, Illinois State University will also serve as the Region IV IPO. More information can be found about all IPOs on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) website.
The following area school districts in Region IV that are participating in this initiative are listed below. Additional districts will be added as they formalize the partner process, so check back regularly. Districts agree to identify students who could benefit from tutoring, coordinate with tutors the IPO, help recruit area tutors.
We are regularly accepting applications for a pool of tutor candidates that can be matched to students' needs and schedules. To be considered, tutors must be a high school graduate or equivalent and be willing to meet with students for three sessions per week for 8-14 week sessions. Tutors receive training that will allow them to plan for student success, track progress, and align with district curriculum and resources to support targeted student learning. Tutors will be paid $50/hour.
Apply to be a tutor in grades 3-8:
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