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Academic Subjects

Whatever academic needs our students have, we can improve their mastery. Our tutors are experts in the following subjects:

  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR): Phonics & Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Grammar & Usage, and English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Math: Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, and Economics
  • Sciences: Elementary Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, and Psychology
  • Social Sciences: U.S. History, World History, European History, Ancient History, Government, Politics, Geography, Sociology, and Art History
  • Technology: STEM/STEAM, Coding, Robotics, Engineering, and Computer Science
  • Foreign Languages: Spanish, French, Latin, and Chinese/Mandarin
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses

Test Preparation

E.R.E. tutoring prepares students to excel on standardized assessments, a key hurdle to closing the achievement gap for under-served students. We offer the following services:

  • High School Entrance Exams: NWEA MAP, HSPT, ISEE, STAAR, and CPS SEHS
  • College Entrance Exams: PreACT, PSAT, ACT, and SAT

Value To Our Students

In our work with our students, we focus on having an impact on three domains:

  • Academic Gains

    1. Schoolwork completion and understanding 2. Motivation and engagement in learning 3. Increased grades and scores

  • Social-Emotional Gains

    1. Self-reflection, self-esteem, and confidence 2. Self-control, self-reliance, and adaptability 3. Communication, advocacy, and leadership

  • Soft Skills Gains

    1. Metacognition (i.e. learning how to best learn) 2. Executive functions (i.e. skills to manage daily life) 3. Interpersonal skills (i.e. personal attributes for success)


Meet Our Tutors

E.R.E. hires experienced tutors who are experts in various subjects. They are required to have in-depth knowledge in at least three subjects. Additionally, every tutor is specially trained in how to teach youth metacognition, executive functions, interpersonal skills, as well as in culturally responsive and trauma-informed teaching strategies. Most importantly, they are passionate and deeply committed to mentoring, educating, and uplifting youth. Check out our tutor spotlights here.

Using proven effective strategies in teaching, our tutors are culturally-responsive and trauma-informed mentors for their students. That is, our tutors provide education advice and student-centered learning opportunities which have increased student engagement and helped their students learn quickly, while also being a reliable source of support and encouragement for their students.

E.R.E.'s Tutoring Program

  1. We recruit and background check experienced tutors.
  2. The tutors participate in an onboarding meeting, a “Teaching Metacognition, Executive Functions, and Interpersonal Skills” roundtable, and a “Culturally Responsive and Trauma-Informed Teaching” course.
  3. Low-income students in grades 6-12 are nominated by anyone (family member, teacher, coach, neighbor, etc.) – they can even nominate themselves!
  4. Accepted students complete grade-level appropriate tests to asses their levels of mastery in Math and ELAR. They also complete a survey to determine their present capacity for soft skills. Their parents/guardians complete a survey to detail their child’s current levels.
  5. Each accepted student is paired with one tutor for the upcoming term (Fall Term is October – January, Spring Term is February – May, and Summer Term is June – September).
  6. The tutors schedule each student for 18 hours of online tutoring over the 4-month term. Our educators use proven-effective methodologies developed by the Founder of WorldWise Tutoring.
  7. Throughout the course of the program, the tutors regularly provide feedback to the parents/guardians regarding the students’ progress.
  8. Upon completion of the program, the students and their parents/guardians complete exit assessments and surveys. Students with good attendance are invited to continue tutoring for subsequent terms until they graduate high school.

Additional Services

  • At the beginning of each term (the 2nd Thursday of February, June, and October), E.R.E.’s Founder leads a 1-hour online Informational Session for parents and students about E.R.E’s program, expectations, and requirements. Parents and students are welcome to ask questions!

  • Each 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm, E.R.E. holds its exclusive online Lifelong Learning Workshop. Experts share tips and resources, lead discussions, and answer questions about topics related to mental health, parenting, financial literacy, and college & career readiness. This is FREE and just for E.R.E. families!

  • Parents and students are invited to join E.R.E.’s Advisory Committee to help ensure our program meets their needs. The Advisory Committee meets online for 1 hour every other month. Learn more on our Join page.

  • E.R.E. provides additional resources through our partnerships with other providers. Specifically, we can provide resources related to needs for technology, food, shelter, abuse, trauma, mental health, learning difficulties, scholarships, college and career coaching, and more! Are you a service provider interested in partnering with us to provide our families with holistic support? Learn more on our Partner page.

Tutoring Requirements & Conditions

Who We Are

Educate. Radiate. Elevate. is a nonprofit public charity providing free tutoring services to qualifying students in grades 6-12 in either Illinois or Texas. We are dedicated to moving beyond race and economic status to close achievement gaps. Our program supports students from families that identify as underserved, underprivileged  and who are experiencing significant economic hardship. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else (i.e. family member, teacher, coach, etc.)

Learn more about our student successes on our Impact page.

Learn more about how tutoring is an effective means of intervention for at-risk students by visiting our Research page

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