Literacy + Math Tutoring

Lit and Math

Become A Tutor, Change a Life

Each year, the JCC trains a team of over 500 volunteers of all ages to help public school students who perform below grade level. This past summer, the JCC piloted a virtual tutoring program with nine public elementary schools. Volunteers were trained and matched with 260 elementary school students who needed to catch up/keep up with academic skills during the period when students usually experience “summer slide,” this year compounded by COVID-19 slide as well.

Based on the success of this summer initiative, JCC volunteers will continue helping students who participated in the summer program, as well as students who live in temporary housing facilities throughout Manhattan. Tutoring will be entirely virtual and offered at various times each day for students in grades 1 - 12. Volunteers (ages 14+) may opt to tutor the grade level and subject area they prefer during one or more 40-minute sessions each week.

Interested in changing a life? Demonstrate your commitment to closing the opportunity gap among New York City's children by completing the JCC's school year registration form. New volunteers are welcomed year round. For additional information, please contact Judy Gross, Director of Literacy and Math Programs ( at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

Generous support for JCC literacy and math programs is provided, in part, by The Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc., The Gural Family Foundation, The Taft Foundation, Not 4gotten NY and individual donors.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Literacy + Math programs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.