Tutorial Project

What is the Tutorial Project?

The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project is an after-school tutoring program that provides academic support for elementary school students. Children are paired with Johns Hopkins University students and receive one-on-one help in reading and math in this program.

For nine to ten weeks each semester, approximately 100 children come to the Homewood campus twice a week for tutoring. The children are transported by either the program’s bus or by their families. A test assessment is given to each child at the beginning of each semester. Based on the results of the assessment, trained tutors plan an hour of activities and educational games that are specifically selected to meet each child’s needs. The children are also encouraged to express their creativity. Explore examples of work from some of our previous students.

Tutorial Project tutee CohenCohen was barely reading at grade level when he joined the Tutorial Project in 2013. However, by the time he completed his first term, I saw a significant increase in his confidence when reading. Cohen just graduated from Tutorial in May 2016 and is reading above grade level. I know the Tutorial Project played a major part in building Cohen’s academic confidence. My husband and I greatly appreciate all of the time, effort and compassion that the Tutorial Project has invested in our son. – Stefanie Croslin, Parent

There is an on-site computer lab and children’s library available to help provide individualized instruction for each child. Tutors are trained and supported throughout the semester by a full-time professional educator. Additional student staff oversee the progress of each tutor-tutee pair to ensure that they are receiving the support, guidance, and resources that are needed to reach academic success.

Originally founded in 1958, under the auspices of the chaplain’s office, the program now functions as part of the university’s Center for Social Concern. The Tutorial Project is one of the many programs overseen by the CSC. Funding is provided by Johns Hopkins University and individual donors and contributors.

For more information about the Tutorial Project, please call 410-516-7673 or email tutorial@jhu.edu.

Get Involved

To submit an application to enroll your child in the Tutorial Project, visit the How to Enroll page.

Are you a Johns Hopkins student interested in becoming a tutor? Visit the Become a Tutor page to learn how to apply.