HCCP: America Reads/Counts Tutor (S9935X)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities


The America Reads/Counts Tutor helps children in elementary schools with literacy and/or math and science. With the support of classroom teachers, they tutor children who need extra help in the subject matter. They work with children one-on-one or in small groups.

Tutors must be self-motivated, work well independently and enjoy working with children.


Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

In addition to helping with academic work, tutors will be responsible for the safety and well-being of the child during the session. If a behavioral problem arises, tutors must make the classroom teacher aware of this and handle it in the appropriate manner as stated by the classroom teacher. They must be able to work independently, be creative, gauge the mood and attention span of the child and act as a motivator for the child during each session.

The Basics

Department: Harward Center Community Partnerships
Supervisor: Martha Deschaines
Office Location: 161 Wood Street
Email: mdeschai@bates.edu
Pay Grade: X
Hours: 6-8
Workers: 12

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Applicants must be eligible for work-study. Background in child development, early childhood education, daycare work, or work with young children is preferred.


Reports to classroom teacher in local school, and Martha Deschaines on campus. Coordinates closely with reading specialist in school.


Conditions vary depending on the school. Most positions require travel to the school. Bates Community Engagement Shuttle is available to students.