Work-Study Tutors (America Reads)

Tutor and mentor students in Seattle Public Schools as a volunteer or through work study, helping address inequities in public education in Washington State. This is a federally funded program - all participants must be work study eligible. 

Learn more about work study eligibility here.

Why get involved

  • Support Seattle Public Schools priority goal to make sure 100% of students become strong readers by 3rd grade
  • Learn education theory and skills behind learning literacy & math
  • Gain experience building positive relationships with students, teachers, volunteer coordinators, and CELE Center staff
  • Gain skills related to youth development, coaching, teaching, and mentoring
  • Build community within schools and with fellow tutors

What to expect

  • Commit to tutoring at least 6 hours per week for at least 2 consectuive quarters during the academic year.
  • Must have at least one quarter of experience working with youth (in a school, camp, or after-school program setting) 
  • Work closely with educators and students in a K-5 setting and learn the fundamental skills behind learning literacy
  • Attend monthly cohort meetings throughout the year for professional development and reflective learning
  • Background check and youth programs training required.

Who do we serve

  • Our school partners for the work-study tutoring program are primarily from the Seattle Public Schools' Equity Tiers 1 and 2, as to serve in schools with historically underrepreseneted and underresourced communities.
  • More information on the SPS Equity Tiers Methodology can be found here.

See job description and apply!

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