Thanks to a grant from A Better Chicago, Roosevelt University has launched the Metropolitan Chicago Tutoring Corps (MCTC) in collaboration with the Chicago Public School District and other colleges in the Chicago area. Corps members provide paid, high-dosage tutoring during the school day in reading and literacy to elementary students in select CPS schools. The MCTC is a focused three-year effort to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of Chicago students and prepare them for success as schools emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Current teacher candidates and college students, as well as recent college graduates, are strongly encouraged to apply to participate in the MCTC. In addition to being paid $20-22 an hour to tutor 20-32 hours per week, all Corps members will receive coaching and support for travel and child care expenses. Current teacher candidates will be able to apply their time as tutors toward the fulfillment of licensure requirements and recent college graduates will have opportunities in the future to apply their tutoring toward an accelerated teacher preparation program. The MCTC is a unique opportunity to obtain knowledge and skills applicable to a variety of career goals and to make a difference in the city of Chicago.
The following individuals are strongly encouraged to apply to participate in the Metropolitan Chicago Tutoring Corps:
All Corps members must have a passion for working one-on-one and in small groups with learners in K – 5 classrooms on the south and west sides of Chicago. In addition, all Corps members must be able to pass an FBI, State of Illinois, and Sex Offender background check and a TB Test to deliver tutoring in the Chicago Public Schools.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year. Apply online now.
The deadline for applications for early decision about the MCTC is May 15, 2022.
For standard decisions about the MCTC, apply by June 15, 2022.
Once the application is submitted, a recruitment coordinator will reach out to arrange a time for a group interview where all candidates will be able to ask questions and learn more about the program.