America Reads Tutoring Program

Bradley University’s America Reads Tutoring Program was established in 1997. The goal of the program is to ensure that every child who participates can read well and independently by the end of elementary school. This is achieved by teaming Bradley University students with local elementary children to offer free tutoring in the area of reading.

Bradley students serve as after-school tutors at various locations in the community. Evening tutoring sessions are also conducted in Bradley’s Smith Career Center. Evening sessions are available Monday through Thursday, 5:30pm – 6:15pm or 6:30pm – 7:15pm.

Bradley University students that have work-study eligibility can inquire in the Smith Career Center about obtaining a paid position with the America Reads Program. Tutors work 2-10 hours per week, assisting local children K-8th grade. Stop by the Smith Career Center (Burgess Hall, first floor) and ask for a tutor application.

Fall 2014 Semester Schedule

September 15 First Day of Tutoring
October 13 - 14 No Tutoring (Bradley University Fall Break)
November 11 No Tutoring (Veteran's Day)
November 25 - November 27 No Tutoring (Bradley University Thanksgiving Break)
December 4 Last Day of Tutoring

Application Information for Parents/Guardians of Local Children
Parents/guardians of local children K-8th grade can apply to participate in the evening program. There is no charge for these tutoring sessions. Children will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be expected to regularly attend the sessions for which they are registered. Please keep in mind that this is not a “drop in” program, but a program that requires attendance on a regular basis to show improvement in reading skills. If you are interested in having your child receive free tutoring in the area of reading, please complete this online application.

If you have further questions, please contact the Smith Career Center, (309) 677-2510.