Smith College participates in the national tutoring program called the America Reads * America Counts
Challenge, which is designed to employ college students as reading and math tutors for children up to grade 6. Raising the reading levels and
math skills of a child through tutoring can significantly increase his or her chances for a successful future. This program allows you to be
a part of that transformation.
Cooperatively with the other area colleges, Smith has been reaching out to local schools and agencies to place students in reading and math tutor
positions. The five college program has also developed training sessions for our students from an Overview to an Extended Training Workshop to Reflection or Special
Smith College has a specific list of approved sites where our students can apply to be America Reads/America Counts Tutors.
Please refer to that list instead of the one on the Five College site when determining where you'd like to apply to work.
If you are already a tutor and haven't yet attended training, please link to the Five College America Reads website
at right to find out when trainings will occur for Spring 2013. Training is mandatory, but you can begin tutoring before attending.
Becoming An America Reads/
America Counts Tutor
Eligibility for the Program
Smith-Approved Tutor Sites
Your Responsibilities as a Tutor
What To Do
Quick Q & A
Five College America Reads/America Counts Website