Northern Illinois University

Region 2

Northern Illinois University

Region 2 is overseen by Northern Illinois University and serves the ITI districts in the northwestern part of the state. Located in Dekalb, IL, about 65 west of Chicago , NIU was chartered in 1895 and offers 100 undergraduate programs and 68 master’s degree programs. The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower its 15,650 students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.

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By the Numbers

Serious, Impactful Growth

Number of Schools

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019

Tutor Assignments

0

0321

Number of Students

0

0503

Success Stories

Testimonials

Students

Sami

"I get to learn things that I didn’t know before. Like reading about people that suffer from hard challenges but get through it. It makes me motivated to do things."

Sami

Rochelle Middle School
Camila

"Before, I didn’t know what to do in class, and now I’m able to do more than I could before. Playing the learning games is the best because we get to laugh and have fun."

Camila

Rochelle Middle School
Miles

"Tutoring helps me a lot more than in the classroom. In fourth grade, I had a hard time understanding stuff that we were doing, but now it has been easier."

Miles

DeKalb Lincoln Elementary
Darielle

"The best part of tutoring is when we play Uno and math games because it’s fun, and I get to spend more time with my tutor. Tutoring helps me because when I learn something in class, then my tutor teaches me more about it."

Darielle

DeKalb Lincoln Elementary
Asa-Final

"Because of tutoring, I am doing way more advanced math. I get to do math with my tutor and learn new things, and I can be silly sometimes!"

Asa

DeKalb Lincoln Elementary

Tutors

MaddieMaxwell

"My experience has been super fun! I don't know how else to describe it -- we just have fun every time! We do a lot of math games and I like to incorporate their interest in any way I can!"

Maddie Maxwell

Region 2 Tutor | DeKalb Lincoln Elementary
AngieSaldana

"My experience participating in the tutoring program has been amazing! I absolutely love tutoring because I can meet many more students and other tutors and collaborate with them and share ideas with each other. I enjoy being a tutor to not only help my current students but also because it gives me experience for when I become a teacher!"

Angie Saldana

Region 2 Tutor | Rochelle Middle School
Danw Hill

"The most meaningful part of tutoring for me is the relationships I’ve built with each of my students.  They’re all terrific kids.  They’re each so unique, and I value that they’ve trusted me with personal things in their lives during our get-to-know-you times."

Dawn Hill

Region 2 Tutor | Rochelle Middle School
GopiVellanki

"It is rewarding to be able to help students from different backgrounds and skill levels learn new things and better understand complex concepts. It is also fulfilling to see children improve their understanding and confidence in a subject after receiving tutoring assistance."

Gopi Vellanki

Region 2 Tutor | Rochelle Middle School
LindseyBlackaller

"My experience has been unique because I am working with a student who needs enrichment. I had never had much experience working one on one with a student who needed enrichment activities. It has been a wonderful experience seeing my student grow and be challenged each day by our activities."

Lindsey Blackaller

Region 2 Tutor | DeKalb Lincoln Elementary

Districts

Schools

Colona SD 190

Colona Grade School - MS & ES:
Years: (F22, S23, F23, S24)
Total # Semesters: 4

DeKalb CUSD 428

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary:
Years: (S23)
Total # Semesters: 1

Lincoln Elementary:
Years: (S23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 4

Cortland Elementary:
Years: (S23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 4

Jefferson Elementary:
Years: (F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 3

Tyler Elementary:
Years: (F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 3

 

 

Freeport SD 145

Lincoln Douglas Elementary:
Years: (F22, S23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 5

Freeport Middle:
Years: (S23)
Total # Semesters: 1

Carl Sandberg:
Years: (F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 3

Hiawatha CUSD 426

Hiawatha Elementary School:
Years: (F22, S23, Su23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 6

Hiawatha Middle School:
Years: (F22, S23, Su23, F23, S24)
Total # Semesters: 5

North Boone CUSD 20

Manchester Elementary:
Years: (F22, S23, F23, S24)
Total # Semesters: 4

North Boone Upper Elementary:
Years: (F22, S23, F23, S24)
Total # Semesters: 4

North Boone Middle School
Years: (S23)
Total # of Semesters: 1

Oglesby ESD 125

Lincoln School:
Years: (S23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 4

Washington Jr. High:
Years: (S23, F23, S24)
Total # Semesters: 3

Rochelle CCSD 231

Rochelle Middle School:
Years: (F22, S23, Su23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 6

Rock Island-Milan SD 41

Rock Island Academy:
Years: (F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 3

Rockford SD 205

West Middle School:
Years: (S23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 4

SD U-46

Century Oaks Elementary:
Years: (F23, S24)
Total # Semesters: 2

Lords Park Elementary:
Years: (S24)
Total # Semesters: 1

Heritage Elementary:
Years: (F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 3

Spring Valley CCSD 99

John F. Kennedy Middle School:
Years: (F22, S23, Su23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 6

John F. Kennedy Elementary School:
Years: (F22, S23, Su23, F23, S24, Su24)
Total # Semesters: 6