America Reads and Counts (ARC) is a program designed to improve the reading and math skills of K-12 students through on-site tutoring. ARC Tutors are placed in elementary, middle and high schools as well as after-school programs under the guidance of classroom teachers or after-school program staff.
What does the ARC Tutor do?
As ARC Tutors, Cal State Fullerton students have an opportunity to impact their local community in the area of education while working in the after-school program and/or in the classroom. Tutors provide K-12 students with the academic help they need and mentor them to help facilitate their progress towards academic success. The goal of an ARC tutor is to provide extra direction and one-on-one attention to students in reading and math in order to better prepare them to succeed in school. ARC Tutors receive hourly wages and are part-time employees of the Center for Internships & Community Engagement.
Depending on assignment, ARC Tutors may:
work during the day...
- in a classroom
- focusing on math and reading skills
- providing tutoring and assignment help, as specified by teacher
- reviewing class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments
- organizing tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning
or after school...
- in an after-school center or nonprofit organization
- preparing and facilitating tutoring workshops, collaborative projects, or academic support sessions for small groups of students
- providing feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and motivate
- providing tutoring and homework help, as specified by site supervisor.
- Engaging the at-risk youth of Northern Orange County
- Networking opportunities with education non-profit, and community partners
- Build a competitive portfolio before graduating
- Awards and recognition for major program milestones
- opportunities for advancement to leadership positions
- Training and professional development provided for all skill levels
- Earn Federal Work Study funds
What are the requirements to become an ARC Tutor?
- Desire to teach children.
- Eligible for Federal Work Study.
- Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
- Strong reading, writing, and math skills.
- Possess maturity, respect for youth, ability to listen with patience and an open mind.
- Communicate effectively with youth and supervisors.
- Have reliable transportation.
- Previous tutoring experience desired, but not required.
ARC Partner Sites
Buena Park School District
City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation
Pacific Drive Elementary
Valencia High School
How to Apply
Apply online using this ARC Application form and be sure to submit your completed application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ARC Coordinator at ARCcoord @ fullerton.edu or visit us in Langsdorf Hall 212-D. We would be more than happy to help! Our office hurs are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.