English Tutoring Project

Since 1998, ETP’s experienced, caring teachers have helped more than 1,300 children from immigrant and refugee families from at least 30 different countries of origin, learn Standard English.

  • At the students’ schools
  • At no cost to their immigrant families

Grounded in Catholic tradition and social teachings, the English Tutoring Project (ETP) provides on-site assistance to children from refugee and immigrant families to acquire English language skills in an environment where all children experience respect for themselves and their culture.  ETP is an initiative of the St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries. 

This year 49 students are being tutored through ETP.

The Sisters who teach at Cabrini

Sister Jane Gegg, ASC - Teacher/tutor is a member of the religious community of Adorers of the Blood of Christ.  She has taught young children for more than 40 years, serving the children and families in the English Tutoring Project for the last five years.  She has taught in rural schools as well as in the inner city of East St. Louis, Illinois and in the Mexican community of Fairmount City, Illinois. Sister Jane loves teaching and is blessed to be able to minister to the immigrant and refugee Children and their families that she meets in ETP. Sister Jane teaches over 30 ETP students in Grades K – 4 at St. Frances Cabrini Academy.  She is in her 6th year as a teacher for ETP.


Sister Joan Stoverink, ASC – Teacher/tutor is an Adorer of the Blood of Christ.  Her ministries have included classroom teaching in grades 2 -5 for 25 years and working as a Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Associate for 12 years in Southern Illinois.  It was during these last years that Sr. Joan worked closely with Hispanic children and adults, assisting in religious education, sacramental preparation and other pastoral needs. She is grateful to be part of ETP. Sister Joan is in her 4th year of ETP teaching and working at St. Stephen Protomartyr in the morning and St. Frances Cabrini Academy in the afternoon. Sister Joan works closely with Grades 5 – 8 at St. Frances Cabrini. 

2015-2016 Classroom pictures!


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