What is America Reads?
The America Reads Challenge was established in 1997 by President Bill Clinton's Administration. This program was constructed in an effort to increase the reading proficiency among America's youth. Specifically, the Administration launched the America Reads Challenge with one major objective: to have all children reading well and independently by the end of the third grade. Presently, the America Reads Program at Westminster College is operated through the Center for Civic Engagement in the Bassis Center.
The America Reads Program has a competitive starting wage of $8.00 per hour. Tutors are able to design their schedules around their semester coursework and the needs of the tutoring site. Students who tutor gain valuable networking opportunities and enrich their professional development.
Who is eligible to tutor?
Westminster College students are eligible to tutor if they are enrolled for six credit hours, are in good academic standing, are able to provide transportation (some schools are within walking distance) to and from tutoring sites, and have exceptional people skills. Students must also qualify for federal work study, attend mandatory, paid training sessions, and be punctual and reliable.
How many hours a week do tutors work?
Tutors must work a minimum of four hours per week and no more than ten hours per week.
What hours do tutors work?
Tutors set their own schedule around their course demands and the needs of each tutoring site. After-school programs offer tutoring services Monday through Thursday between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m., Fridays between 12:30 and 6:00 p.m. Elementary School tutoring is offered Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Fridays between 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
How much are tutors paid?
First year tutors are compensated at $8.00 per hour.
How often are tutors paid?
Tutors are paid through Westminster College electronic payment every two weeks on Fridays.
Where do tutors work?
Tutors work in local elementary schools and their after-school programs.
If you are interested in this position please plan to attend one of the following Orientations:
AMERICA READS ORIENTATIONS
Location: Center for Civic Engagement-Bassis Center
(Each session should last no more than ½ hour)
**Thursday, August 22 at 10:30 a.m.
**Monday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m.
**Tuesday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m.
**For questions, or if you cannot make it and need to schedule an individual time to meet, please email Julie at email@example.com.