Reads and Counts Tutoring Program
Tutors. Mentors. Leaders.
Due to COVID-19 precautions in our elementary schools during the 2020-21 school year, many of our tutors tutored ONLINE via the Aggie Homework Helpline.
We also tutored students in person at the Boys & Girls Club and the Lincoln Recreation Center during the 2020-2021 school year.
We plan to be back tutoring in person in our local schools tutoring K-6 students in person beginning Fall 2021.
Here at Texas A&M University, Reads & Counts tutors are part of a long-standing institutional commitment to community service. The program began in association with the America Reads Challenge, a federal initiative to increase child literacy rates across the nation.
Approximately 200 Aggies work at 26 locations throughout Bryan and College Station, tutoring elementary students in reading and math. Tutors make a huge impact on our community, as over 95 percent of public elementary school students in B/CS have the opportunity to work with a Reads & Counts tutors. However, it is not only the elementary students who benefit from tutoring; Aggies gain valuable work experience, have opportunities for advancement to leadership positions and receive financial aid they have been awarded in the form of work study.
*Note: In September 2020, we began tutoring online due to the COVID precautions in our local schools. The Reads & Counts program has made an impact in more than 50 counties in Texas, providing more than 3,000 tutoring sessions to students in 2020-2021.