Smith College participates in the America Reads and America Counts Challenges, which are national tutoring programs designed to employ college students as reading and math tutors for children up to grade six. Smith College is proud to have the largest number of tutors participating in the America Reads/America Counts program of any of the Five Colleges.
Only consider becoming a tutor if you can 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. This work will be an important part of your résumé even if you do not enter the education field.
Be advised that most schools and agencies participating in the program conduct Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks.