America Reads Tutoring

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The America Reads Tutoring Program at Kent State University is dedicated to fostering literacy and academic excellence among elementary school students. The program is part of a nationwide effort to improve the reading skills of elementary age children. Our trained Kent State student tutors work with children in local elementary schools and community centers to assist them with homework, complete other educational activities, and help them strengthen their overall academic performance. 

Through America Reads, Kent State students--who must be eligible to receive Federal Work Study wages as part of their financial aid package to participate--gain valuable experience in education and community service, enhancing their own academic and professional skills. 

Current Tutoring Sites:

  • King Kennedy Community Center (Ravenna, OH)
  • Skeels-Mathews Community Center (Ravenna, OH)
  • Davey Elementary School (Kent, OH)
  • Willyard Elementary School (Ravenna, OH)
  • West Main Elementary School (Ravenna, OH)

Important Considerations:

  • All tutors MUST be eligible to earn Federal Work Study funds as part of their financial aid package. 
  • All tutors MUST have reliable access to transportation and transport themselves to/from their site with no mileage reimbursement provided.
  • All tutors will earn $12.70/hr. 
  • All tutors will be onboarded and work as Kent State student employees; all student employment regulations will apply to this position.

Next Steps for Prospective Tutors:

  • Current tutors wishing to return must inform Community Engaged Learning by Friday, May 31st, 2024.
  • Students wishing to serve as new tutors for the Fall 2024 semester must apply on Handshake by Monday, August 12th, 2024.
  • Community Engaged Learning staff will be in touch with qualified, eligible applicants on a rolling basis to schedule interviews.
  • An additional interview will be held with each site supervisor; you may tutor for multiple sites provided the size of your Federal Work Study award and that the site tutoring program fits into your schedule.