Griffith Tutoring engages Chicago area businesses to supply the volunteer tutors to implement its curriculum and offers a simple, turnkey operation in which these businesses can further their civic involvement. This program also provides an excellent platform for volunteers to develop their leadership skills and serves as a great team building exercise.
By partnering with area businesses for volunteer tutors, Griffith Tutoring is able to maintain a 2:1 student-tutor ratio, which not only gives the students individualized instruction but also provides them with outstanding exposure to professionals and potential mentors.
Griffith Tutoring’s six-week ACT prep program occurs once a week, and each session lasts 75 minutes. A thorough training is provided over lunch a week before the tutoring begins, and sessions can be scheduled before or after school with Griffith Tutoring coordinating between the partner and schools to find the optimal arrangement. A Site Director from Griffith Tutoring is present during the session to administer classroom operations, and Griffith Tutoring provides transportation to and from the location.
The volunteer partnerships allow the program to continue to expand and bring awareness to Chicago’s low college attendance rate. All partners are recognized on our website, featured in our semi-annual newsletter, and acknowledged at the annual Spring Into ACTion Benefit in April.
If you are interested in partnering with Griffith Tutoring and providing volunteers for programs, please contact us