Information for Prospective Tutors

America Reads & America Counts tutors are undergraduate college students who are interested in helping elementary and middle school students improve their math and reading skills.

  • Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups to help young students gain confidence and learn the joy of reading & mathematics.
  • Any Iowa State undergraduate student who is work-study eligible is encouraged to apply for this program.
  • Students will receive of training prior to their placements, as well as periodic training throughout their terms of service.
  • All students will be paid through the Federal Work-Study Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested applicants must:

  • Be work-study eligible as determined by the FAFSA
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Submit an application and be interviewed by AR/AC staff
  • Pass a background check
  • Commit to attend all required training and reflection sessions
  • Fill out the Student Application: