America Reads/America Counts
America Reads/America Counts is a federally-funded work-study program that sends college students into local elementary schools to serve as reading and math tutors. The vision of America Reads is to help all children learn to read well and independently by the end of the third grade. America Counts will be implemented in the Fall 2013 semester with the goal to improve student achievement in mathematics and assist students in mastering challenging mathematics including the foundations of algebra and geometry, by the end of the 9th grade.
The purpose of the America Reads/America Counts program at Concordia is to foster the love of learning in order to encourage the growth of children's literacy and math achievement in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Where do students tutor?
Concordia students working for America Reads/America Counts tutor at one of six elementary schools throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Who coordinates the program?
The program is entirely student run with students serving as coordinators, student managers (or lead tutors) and tutors. For more information contact the current student coordinator at email@example.com.
How many students work for America Reads/America Counts at Concordia?
Each semester, the America Reads/America Counts program at Concordia College employs approximately 30-40 tutors. Tutors are hired for the entire America Reads/America Counts program with the ability to tutor in both reading and math.
Is it only for students with certain majors?
It is not required that students have any particular major, but only that they have a desire to help children. Tutors provide assistance in reading, but also serve as positive role models, mentors, and encouragers. Some training is provided for all tutors regarding basic reading techniques and other relevant topics.