Information for Schools & Tutors
Information for UVA Student Tutors
Steps to Apply
- Apply for financial aid to be considered for a federal work-study award. The procedure is different for new applicants, current undergraduate students and graduate students : www.sfs.virginia.edu
- Submit an application for America Reads on Handshake: https://joinhandshake.com America Reads positions fill up quickly, so it is suggested that interested students apply prior to the start of classes in August for fall employment.
- In the first weeks of the fall semester the America Reads Coordinator will send you an informational email regarding orientation, interviews and hiring. If you apply later in the fall semester the America Reads Coordinator will send you the necessary information in the first weeks of the spring semester if there are openings for the spring.
- Attend an orientation session.
- Complete the America Reads application
- Attend a personal interview at which you will submit your completed application.
- If you are chosen for the job, you must be hired by Human Resources. Specific identification documents are required for hiring: www.sfs.virginia.edu/workstudy
- Provide information for a background check through the University.
- The America Reads Coordinator contacts you with your assignment(s). You contact your supervising teacher(s) to work out details
Pay & Expectations
Undergraduate students: $11/hour
Graduate students: $16/hour
Graduate Tutor Mentors: Up to $24/hour
America Reads tutors:
- must have been awarded federal work-study by Student Financial Services.
- must be full-time students in a degree program at the University of Virginia.
- must commit to America Reads for the full semester. It is also expected that tutors joining America Reads in the fall will work with America Reads for the entire academic year unless they only have a work-study award for the fall, are graduating in December, or are studying abroad in the spring.
- must attend an orientation session, interview, and any training required.
- must be professional, dependable, and enjoy working with children.
- must communicate with their supervising teachers about any absences and schedule changes.
- must abide by the time card submission procedures as outlined in the America Reads Tutor Manual.
- must undergo a background check through the University of Virginia.