About the Tutoring Program

The Carnegie Center Tutoring Program is an academic program for students in grades K-12. Students are matched with a volunteer tutor to work one-on-one in reading and/or math for one hour a week. The Tutoring Program has been running since 1992. It has been named the Best Tutoring Program in Lexington by Family Magazine for multiple years. More than 1,000 students have been tutored in the program.

Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, Carnegie tutoring is all virtual, with an exception for tutors and students who are both vaccinated (masks are required). As it becomes safer, we will allow tutoring pairs to come in person again.

  • School-year tutoring: There is a non-refundable registration fee of $60.00 payable upon acceptance to the school-year tutoring program. If your child is on free/reduced lunch at school, the non-refundable fee is $5.00. School-year tutoring runs approximately from September through May. The school year program follows the Fayette County Public Schools Calendar. When Fayette County School is closed or canceled for inclement weather, there is no tutoring.
  • Summer tutoring: There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 payable upon acceptance to the summer tutoring session. If your child is on free/reduced lunch at school, the non-refundable fee is $5.00. The summer tutoring session runs for 7 weeks during June and July.

Available tutoring hours are Monday-Thursday from 10:00-7:15 pm, Friday from 10:00-4:45 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am-1:45 pm.

Tutors and students’ guardians are instructed to contact each other directly when running late or needing to reschedule a scheduled tutoring time due to travel, college spring break, sickness, etc.


Student Registration

School Year Tutoring Registration Lottery Window
The registration window for school year tutoring lottery is open August 1-31. A random lottery is used to select students for the school year. Lottery registrants are contacted with the results by mid-September. Students that are not selected in the lottery are placed on a waiting list. Registrations for the school year tutoring lottery are not accepted outside of the August 1-31 window.

Summer Session Tutoring Registration Lottery Window
The registration window for the summer tutoring lottery is open April 1-30. A random lottery is used to select students for the 7 week summer tutoring session. Lottery registrants are contacted with the results by mid-May. Students that are not selected in the lottery are placed on a waiting list. Registrations for the 7-week summer tutoring session are not accepted outside of the April 1-30 window.

There are two ways to register for the tutoring lottery:

  • Phone (859-254-4175, ext 22)
  • Online

Click here to learn more and to register your child(ren) for the tutoring lottery.


Be a Tutor

Applications for tutoring are welcome from volunteers 16 and over. Applicants who are in high school must submit a Teacher Recommendation Form. Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, Carnegie tutoring is virtual, with an exception for tutors and students who are both vaccinated (masks are required). As the world becomes safer, we will allow in-person tutoring.

We have two options for tutors, each of which requires a one-hour-a-week commitment:

  • School year tutoring (in-person or virtual): From approximately September through May, you would meet weekly after school with a K-12 student and help with a subject you are comfortable tutoring. Available tutoring hours are Monday-Thursday from 3:30-7:30 pm, Friday from 3:30-5 pm, and Saturday from 10 am-2 pm.
  • Summer tutoring (in-person or virtual): In June and July, you would meet weekly with a K-12 student and help with a subject you are comfortable tutoring. Available hours are Monday-Thursday 10 am-7:30 pm, Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday from 10 am-2 pm.

All tutors are required to attend a brief orientation, and a background check is required for all applicants 18 or older. For more information, please contact Tutoring Director Carol Jordan by phone at 859-254-4175, ext. 22 or email at tutoring@carnegiecenterlex.org.

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Important Dates and Information

The tutoring program typically follows Fayette County Public Schools’ calendar.  This calendar will be updated as we receive information from them about the 2021/2022 school year.

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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Lexington, KY 40507

 

(859) 254-4175
info@carnegiecenterlex.org

The building is currently closed to the public until further notice.

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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