Becoming a Tutor

Thank-you for your interest in becoming a tutor for the America Reads*America Counts program! Please read the full position description to learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications of tutors.  We have two types of positions available:

Work-Study Tutors

If you have been awarded work-study as part of your financial aid package you may choose MSU America Reads*America Counts as the way to earn your work-study award. We pay work-study students $11.00/hr and will work with your schedule to make sure that you earn as much of your award as possible while maintaining a schedule that is beneficial to you.  Work study tutors must commit to two semesters of tutoring (Fall and Spring).

Volunteer Tutors

Volunteers are an essential asset to our team, and we believe the MSU AR*AC program provides a great way for you to get involved in campus and community life. You may choose the amount of time you would like to volunteer, with opportunities ranging from 1+ hours per week and 1+ students at various grade levels. We ask that you commit to at least one full semester so that we can provide stability in our students’ tutoring experience.

How to apply

  1. Fill out the application.
  2. Submit all application materials by September 12th, 2016 for the priority deadline. (Rolling applications will be accepted after this date)

Current Tutor Resources

Match Spreadsheet


Click here to download your monthly time-log.

Time-log Instructions:

In order to access some of the features you will need in order to fill out the time log, you will need to login to a gmail account. 


Once you are logged in, you should be able to access all necessary features of the spreadsheet. You will notice that near the bottom of the page, there are tabs containing the entire years logs.


At this point, you should not be able to make any changes to the time log. You are looking at the original, in order to record your hours, you will either need to download the time logs into excel or make a copy in google docs.

To download the time logs, click on file (in google docs, not your browser), download as, and then select excel.


This will open the time logs up into an excel document that you can keep on your computer, fill out the correct months hours and print them off as you go.

If you would like to work in Google Docs, you will just need to make a copy of the time logs. You will click on file (in google docs, not your browser, and make a copy. At this point, you should be prompted to rename the document. If you are logged into your personal gmail account, feel free to name it whatever you like. If you are logged in under the aractimelogs account, please rename the document with your name.


A new window or tab will pop up with the time log you titled. If you are now able to add hours and edit your information, you have been successful!

If you elect to make a copy of the time log document, you will be able to access your copy whenever you like at

Each month, you will turn these into SUB 222 by the date noted on the time log.