How do I apply?
- You must be eligible for Federal Work Study to qualify for an America Reads position.
- An online application is posted prior to and at the end of each semester on Handshake
- Qualified applicants are contacted to schedule an interview
- Tutors selected for a position are notified with instructions for completing the hiring process
- You may contact Chris Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any question about the application process
How can I determine if I have federal work study eligibility?
If you qualified for Federal Work Study under your Financial Aid package, you should have received information from Financial Aid. If you are unsure of your status and/or need further information, you should contact Jamie Baltz in the Financial Aid Department in Markle Hall
Do I have to have any special experience to qualify for this job?
- We are looking for applicants who bring a wide spectrum of skills and talents, and a passion for mentoring and working with children
- We are specifically looking for tutors who:
- are dedicated to their commitments
- are enthusiastic and proactive
- are professional and team players
- show great commitment and reliability
- who genuinely enjoy mentoring and helping children to excel and be successful in their learning
How do tutoring assignments work?
- Tutors are assigned to a community partner site (or sites), and given a regular weekly schedule
- Tutors do not work over college holidays or breaks
- A Tutor’s specific tutoring assignment is based on many factors including:
- their availability
- available community partner site opportunities
- their interest and skills
- their preferences in age groups and specific sites
- the total amount of their Federal Work Study award
- After each semester, tutors can try new sites or continue tutoring at a favorite site
- Tutors are supervised by a peer leader and have the support of their fellow tutors, America Reads student leaders, and professional staff
What kind of work will I do? Will I always be in a classroom setting?
- Depending on the community partner site, tutors are utilized in a variety of ways which
- one-on-one tutoring of students identified by a classroom teacher as needing additional help
- small group work with students requiring additional math/reading assistance
- general homework help as part of an after-school program
- working directly with a teacher in a classroom by creating and implementing literacy activities, etc.
Do you provide transportation to the community partner sites?
- We DO provide transportation (van or LCAT Shuttle) to all sites, except for March Elementary, where tutors can easily walk from campus
- All of our community partner sites are in located in Easton and range in 10-20 minutes of travel time each way
Will I need any special documents, etc.?
Yes. The following items are needed to begin tutoring and to get paid:
- In order to be paid through the college, you must complete the proper payroll forms through the Controller’s Office located in the basement of Marquis Hall. You will need to present a passport OR a picture ID plus an original copy of your birth certificate or Social Security Card
Prior to the start of tutoring, you must complete the following:
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
- FBI Fingerprinting
- Mandated Reporter Statement of Understanding
- Tuberculosis Screening
The cost of FBI Fingerprinting to a tutor is reimbursable by the College. Please visit our resource page for full instructions for completing your clearances