Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Region 5/6

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) serves ITI districts in the southern portion of Illinois. Founded in 1869, SIUC enrolls over 11,000 students and offers 112 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 89 majors within 31 broad fields of study. SIU Carbondale is committed to ensuring that students graduate with the knowledge, experience, critical-thinking skills and cultural competencies they need to make a difference in our world. The university welcomes students from all walks of life from around the world and prides itself on inclusivity.


By the Numbers

Serious, Impactful Growth

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Success Stories




"It's fun, but there is work involved. It makes you work hard to get what you want, but that's OK because the fun balances out the work. You get something good at the end. I like the rewards and all that. I also think that my writing and drawing skills are improving quite a bit. It is getting easier to write."


Murphysboro Carruthers

"Tutoring makes me happy because it's fun. We play games that help me learn new words!"


Carbondale Lewis Elementary School

"My tutor is nice and jokes with us. Tutoring helps me with my grades. I got 3 A's, and my dad gave me money!"


Murphysboro Carruthers



"I think this is an excellent program to help my student who is currently behind in his academic reading level. Having one-on-one tutoring gives him the extra attention he needs to improve his abilities and provides positive reinforcement! It is a wonderful gift for the children in this program."

Sandra Beebe

Region 5/6 Tutor, City | Carbondale Lewis Elementary School

"Seeing a student improve in reading is such a joy. I believe if you can read, you can do anything.
My student has gone from a reading level of 1.5 to 3.6, according to her teacher. Her math has also improved, and she isn't "scared of math anymore," as she puts it."

Julia White

Region 5/6 Tutor, City | Murphysboro Carruthers

"To have the opportunity to give back to the community and have the firsthand opportunity to experience working with the kids who’ll soon enough be the future of us, and our society is priceless. It’s refreshing to see actual, real-life, initiatives to help children grow and create a more exhilarating learning environment for everyone involved. "

Laraib Khan

Region 5/6 Tutor, City | Murphysboro Carruthers



Carbondale ESD 95

Carbondale MS
Lewis Elementary
Thomas Elementary
Eurma Hayes Center

Cobden SUD 17

Cobden Elementary

Giant City CCSD 130

Giant City Elementary
Giant City Middle School

Herrin CUSD 4

Herrin Elementary
Herrin JH School

Meridian CUSD 101

Meridian Elementary School
Meridian JH School

Murphysboro CUSD 186

Murphysboro MS
Carruthers Elementary

Unity Point CCSD 140

Unity Point Elementary
Unity Point Middle School

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Region 5/6 IPO Coordinator

Jessica Madden