Please remember that while working out in the community you are representing Smith College. Remember also
that not only will the agency or school rely upon you, but, more importantly, the children you work with will rely upon you. The time you will
spend with them will be very special to you and the child. You are serving the community’s children, and your work is very important.
“I was reading to one of my students the other day, and he asked me how I learned to read. I told him that it
was mostly through school. Then I asked him how he learned to read, and he said mostly from me. That meant more to me than any monetary reward
ever could.” – America Reads Tutor
Do not consider becoming an America Reads/America Counts Tutor unless you are willing to truly commit yourself.
Treat your tutoring duties as seriously as you do your academic work. Not only will you be gaining valuable experience, performing a service
to the community, and helping a child learn to read, but future employers will also consider the importance of the work you do.
Becoming An America Reads/
America Counts Tutor
Eligibility for the Program
Your Responsibilities as a Tutor
What To Do
Quick Q & A
Smith-Approved Tutor Sites
Five College America Reads/America Counts Website