Faculty & staff

Faculty & staff


Staying on course

Guidelines for America Reads tutoring sites

Tutoring sites must:

  • employ America Reads tutors only as reading tutors. Tutors may not be asked to perform non-tutoring tasks such as grading papers or monitoring playground activity.

  • provide school-specific training, and ongoing support for each student tutor in the program. WMU will provide limited, introductory-type training for tutors.

  • provide direct supervision for each student tutor in the program. Supervisor will be a regular staff member of the school with the knowledge and authority to provide appropriate work assignment and assessment.

  • provide regular feedback on each tutor’s job performance.

  • assign tutoring activities that are structured, well planned and effective.

  • provide appropriate space to work and tutoring materials.

  • collect time sheets for hours the tutors work. Timesheets must be signed by the student and the student’s supervisor and turned in to WMU Student Financial Aid by specified deadline.

  • maintain a copy of tutor’s bi-weekly timesheets.

When you employ a tutor you must regularly process and submit time sheets for hours worked. It is not appropriate to permit a student’s hours to accumulate without pay.

Students who are paid using work-study must work to earn wages. Please do not use work-study to compensate students for hours of study, or other non-work-related activities. To do so would be a violation of federal, state and University guidelines.

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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5337 USA
269 387-6000 finaid-info@wmich.edu