America Reads

earn financial aid! tutor!

America reads job position now active on slcc jobs: Apply here

Why should I be a part of America Reads?

  • Earn a Work-study Award
  • Gain experience teaching elementary school students
  • Get kids excited about reading and writing
  • Give back to your community

What is Work-study? Is it required to participate in the program?

After filing your FAFSA, you can find out from SLCC Financial Aid about your work study eligibility. The maximum work study award is $2,500 per semester. Then, you can earn your Federal work-study award at $11.00 to $13.00 an hour as a literacy tutor with America Reads!
Students interested in being an America Reads Tutor and who are not eligible for work-study may volunteer as an America Reads Volunteer Tutor.

I know I'm work-study eligible! What are my next steps?

All new students who are interested in becoming an America Reads Work Study OR Volunteer Tutor must attend an orientation. All orientations are at Redwood Campus in the Thayne Center for Service and Learning (STC 020 in the basement) unless otherwise indicated. At the orientation, you will learn everything you need to become a successful America Reads tutor. Contact Sam Collins directly to set up an orientation.

How will I learn how to be a tutor?

You will learn to be a good tutor through the America Reads orientation, training from your America Reads partner sites, and ongoing trainings through the Thayne Center for Service and Learning. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your impact at your site through prompts and workshops.

Who are the America Reads Partner Sites for 2017-2018?

Though the Thayne Center has a large number of partners, these are the five approved America Reads partner sites for 2017-2018.

I have other questions! Where should I go for next steps?

  • Check out the America Reads OrgSync Portal for more details. Under the Profile Tab, you’ll be able to learn more about the program.
  • Read the position description on SLCC Jobs. This position is now live for the 17-18 Academic Year.
  • Contact Sam Collins by email or phone (801-957-4669).