How to Apply to America Reads/America Counts

Tutor local students in reading and mathematics.

America Reads/America Counts tutors work in public school classrooms under the supervision of a teacher. For this reason, tutors do not need to be in teacher preparation programs or have prior tutoring experience. Any Adelphi University students enrolled in any academic discipline can participate in the program.

Requirements
To participate, students must meet each of the following requirements:

  • qualify for Federal Work Study
    If you have not yet applied for Financial Aid, you can fill out a FAFSA form online
  • be able to fulfill a minimum time commitment of 6 hours per week during the regular public school day (8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)
  • be able to work in blocks of no less than 2 hours (excluding travel time)
  • have the required documentation for hiring.

Tutors can tailor their work to accommodate their Adelphi University academic schedules provided they have available hours during the school day. Once a tutor has become established in the school, he/she may work additional hours each week if the assigned teacher agrees. 

As a student, your academic work is your first priority. If you are interested in participating in America Reads/America Counts, you should consider the time requirements as you prepare your schedule. Remember, tutors must be able to fulfill a minimum time commitment of 6 hours per week during the regular public school day (8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) in blocks of no less than 2 hours (excluding travel time).

Apply Online

  1. If you are interested in working in the America Reads/America Counts program please apply online via Handshake. Your application packet will come to us via email.
  2. Go to the Events tab and select an orientation session that best fits your availability. 
  3. Once you have registered, you will be emailed a confirmation.

Interested in becoming a tutor? Have questions?

America Reads/America Counts
Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701 

p – 516.877.3130
f – 516.877.3136
e – areads@adelphi.edu

 
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