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. This is achieved by teaming Bradley University students with local 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 Campustown facility. Evening sessions are available Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

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. Send an email to and request a tutor application.

Spring 2021 Semester Schedule

Monday, February 8th First Day of Tutoring
Thursday, April 29th 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 the online application below.

If you have further questions, please contact the Smith Career Center, (309) 677-2510 or send an email to