We are excited that you are interested in hosting tutors at your site. Before you sign up, we want to remind you quickly of the program rules and requirements.
As an America Reads/America Counts programming partner you agree to:
- Introduce the tutor to the students and explain their role in a way that is positive for the students who will be working with them.
- Establish communication preferences (email or phone) and share any relevant procedures and policies.
- Assign tutors to work with students in the areas of math, reading and writing ONLY. Federal Work Study guidelines prohibit tutors from being paid for other activities such as clerical work, overseeing lunch and recess, and assistance in other classes.
- Assign the tutor to a student or small group of students, but they should NOT be working with the entire class.
- Provide clear instructions as to what the tutor should be doing with the student(s) during tutoring sessions.
- Designate the area where you would like the tutor to work with students (hallway, at their desk, etc). Please note, ARAC policy requires all volunteers to operate under the supervision of a licensed professional.
- Communicate the school schedule with tutors, including early dismissals and student holidays as well as testing days and fieldtrips that will prevent a tutor from tutoring.
Good candidates for tutoring are:
- Students who typically score high 2’s or low 3’s on the EOG exams.
- Students who are receiving no additional services (from other tutoring programs).
- Students who DO NOT have emotional and/or developmental challenges as our tutors are not equipped or trained to equitably provide this support.