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Tutoring Programs - Instructional Student Assistant (ISA)

The America Reads and America Counts Programs provide an opportunity for students who need financial assistance to earn portion of their college expenses through part-time employment. Participants provide tutoring to children Kindergarted-6th grade in reading and Kindergarten-9th grade in math. We also offer adult literacy programs. Students will be placed in the local school districts and tutorial agencies.

Tutor's beginning hourly rate is $12.00 per hour and they may work up to 20 hours per week. America Reads/Counts students can gain valuable experience and skills to improve their resume. As a participant, students will also have an opportunity to connect with their Off-campus community. Students interested in a paid Federal Work-Study job as a reading or math tutor, may complete an application for the America Reads and Counts programs at: Program Application

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will notify selected students if they are accepted to the program. Students will be instructed to register for the ESEC 545 for the reading and math tutor programs. The ESEC 545 class provides tutor training for students to work with low literacy and at risk adolescents in reading. Topics include literacy methods, multicultural issues, learning disabilities and use of educational software.

By state law, in order to be employed with a school district requires the tutor to pass a criminal background clearance check; a drug screen and TB test. Students will receive an Institutional Grant to cover this expense. 

Pre-Hiring Process

  1. Students and supervisors are required to complete and pass the on-line tutorial prior to completing the hiring process.
  2. All new student employees are required to complete a background check prior to employment.

Hiring Instructions for America Reads and America Counts Tutorial Placement

  1. Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to determine eligibility to participate in the program. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will provide the student with a Work-Authorization and Terms of Employment.
  2. A list of the participating school districts and tutorial agencies will be provided.
  3. Contact district/agency to arrange an interview.
  4. Take the Work Authorization, Terms of Employment and Financial Aid award to the interview to validate eligibility to participate in the Federal Work-Study program. Both student and supervisor must complete and sign the Work Authorization and Terms of Employment.
  5. Take the following items with you to the Student Employment at SH-119. The hiring process cannot be completed without all of these items.
    • Work Authorization and Terms of Employment
    • Work-Study tutorial acknowledgment form
    • Un-laminated social security card
    • State driver's license, ID or Coyote One Card
    • Confidentiality Access and Compliance Form
    • Routing Slip
  6. Complete the appropriate paryroll forms at the Student Employment.
  7. Take the "stamped" routing slip to your supervisor. The routing slip serves as confirmation to your supervisor that you have completed the hiring process and may begin working.