Parkside After-school

Parkside is a fee-based after-school tutoring/enrichment program that is available for students in grades K-6th, enrolled at a Proviso Township school. Sessions are offered in-person and online.

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Program Information:

Each semester offers core subject small group enrichment classes and/or other special interests.

Enrollment is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees for instruction and materials vary according to the subject matter and number of participants in a class.


10 N Elm St. Hillside, IL 60162


  • MONDAY – FRIDAY: 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM *(10:00AM- 8:00PM Appointment only)
  • SATURDAY: Closed
  • SUNDAY: Closed

Two Semesters Fall (August-December) Spring (January- June)

Small Group E-Learning Classes

*Remote students can take up to 2 classes max per monthly session.


Duration: 30 minutes

L1: K-2nd Grade- 4:30pm-5:00pm

L2: 3rd-4th Grade- 5:00pm-5:30pm

L3: 5-6th Grade- 5:30pm-6:00pm

Our Instructors

Math– Ms. Tracy Sykes- Currently a full-time a math instructional coach for School District 89. Has been an educator for over 25 years.

Reading/ELA– Mrs. Jenaya Minter- Currently a full-time 5th grade teacher for School District 87. Enjoys all things reading and ELA.

Reading/ESL/Coach– Pastor Keisha Wicks (co-founder & program director)- Former ESL teacher for VIPKID & K-12 tutor. Co-Pastor, counselor & children’s ministry lead, homeschool teacher.

Personal Development Coach– Pastor Byron Wicks (co-founder), Senior pastor of NextGen Church, life coach for LITE Leaders INC., gifted teacher, counselor, experienced athletic coach.


*All pricing is subject to change. Contact directly if you have child-care assistance benefits or need financial assistance.

1. Small Group e- Learning or In-house
*Max 4-5 students per level, per small group e-learning class

➡️ $50/Month per subject 4 consecutive weeks

➡️$10/Day Online or In-person Homework Help & Subject Focus (non full-time enrolled participant rate)

Duration: 30 min sessions

Parkside 8 Step Learning Task Model:

1. Learning Objective – What the learner will be able to do upon mastery of this activity.

2. Anticipatory Set – Puts the student into a receptive frame of mind. Include what the learner already knows; review of other work that may relate to this new activity.

3. Input – Instructor presents new information using specific materials related to objective and focusing on the necessary basic skills.

4. Modeling – Instructor shows the skill needed so that the student can then do it themselves. The student asks question and tries the skill.

5. Check for Understanding – Instructor checks that each step has been understood.

6. Guided practice – Instructor provides opportunity to practice what has been presented. Effectiveness of the learning activity is evaluated and adjusted.

7. Closure – Instructor brings session to an appropriate conclusion with review and ensuring that the student has the main ideas.

8. Independent practice – Instructor provides an activity to reinforce proficiency related to the stated objective.

Reading is fundamental to a child’s educational foundation. We help children learn to love reading!

Help keep this effort going by supporting us financially.

We still have some items we need in th facility. Please check out our wishlist to see what you can help us attain! 🙏

We are looking for instructors! Do you teach reading/ELA, STEM, music, art, dance, or a language? Do you have a great idea for an enrichment class? Help us empower the next generation by volunteering. We want to meet you. Click below!

Office Phone: 708-401-5423
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Media Release

Local Pastors To Open Nonprofit Tutoring Center In Hillside (Village Free Press 8.27.21)

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