Students don't have to pay for tutoring when they fall behind

Area offers free services

CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 is On Your Side with information about how to access the extra help when your kids head back to school.  

Generally, your children qualify if they are getting a free or reduced-price lunch and attend a school categorized as "needing improvement" for two years in a row.

There are also outside tutoring services for free. "Knowledge College" specializes in reading and math tutoring in districts not qualified under No Child Left Behind.

Cleveland's AARP uses older adults as tutors for kindergarten through third-grade students in Cleveland. Volunteers work one-on-one with students.

Early-education students at Cleveland State University offer help. So do many branches of your public library.

Here are some links:

AARP  Experience Corps

Debra Kay
216-391-9500 x119
AARP Experience Corps Project Director

The Saturday Morning Tutoring Program at Church of the Covenant in University Circle for Grades 1-12 from all school districts in Greater Cleveland

Cleveland Scholarship & Tutoring Program for Students in CMSD

(216) 634-7021 or (216) 634-7028

CSU College of Education  Community Learning Center for Children and Youth

Campus Location
Julka Hall Room 130
2485 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland , OH 44115
Phone: 216.687.4621
Fax: 216.687.5186

E-Tutoring for  Ohio College Students

eTutoring is a growing collaborative effort between Ohio's two- and four-year institutions, allowing undergraduate students to interact with trained tutors in numerous academic areas

Knowledge College

2310 Superior Avenue


Specializes in tutoring under Supplemental Education Services (SES). That means free reading and/or math tutoring for many children who attend certain schools in certain districts that get No Child Left Behind support.

Cleveland Public Library

Monday – Thursday, May through September 2013

Come to one of our participating branches for free tutoring for K-12 students. We are offering traditional and multimedia instruction by certified teachers. Tutoring for K-12 students. Traditional and multimedia instruction by certified teachers. Each student's learning needs are identified. Special attention is given to learning gaps. Great for back-to-school readiness, academic performance improvement or subject help in math, reading, science or history. Test prep tutoring for OAA (Ohio Achievement Test), OGT (Ohio Graduation Test) and OTELA (Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition.) For more information, contact Cleveland Public Library's Outreach and Programming Services at 216-623-2835.

Tutoring at Tri-C

All tutoring services are FREE of charge to Tri-C students for the courses in which they are currently enrolled and are available by appointment or walk-in!

Urban League of Greater Cleveland

After school tutoring  for ACT and SAT

Contact: Danyll Jones-Lockhart -216-622-0991



The Public Education Initiative (PEI) of the Jewish Community Federation provides a corps of Literacy Tutors who volunteer weekly at eight sites in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

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