Please read about the details of NYU's America Reads/Counts Program before signing up for the waitlist. This information is designed to help you understand how the program works and what your commitment would be. Doing so will help you decide if this program is right for you. Tutors will get additional orientation about the program before they start to work.

America Reads and Counts

To be eligible, students must:

  1. Have a Federal Work Study allotment.
    You can check your federal work study award and balance with the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Have time to participate in this program.
    Look at your schedule and see if you have time to participate in the program. There is a work schedule on the website that you can look at to see how scheduling is done. Remember to leave 30 minutes on each side for travel. So if you have a class that ends at 10 and another that begins at 12, don't plan to work for America Reads and Counts from 10 - 12 on that day; in reality, you can only plan on 10:30 - 11:30, so that would not be a permissible 2 hour block.

  3. Complete NYU's Online Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Training.
    As part of the NYU Protection of Minors Policy, all NYU America Reads/America Counts tutors must successfully complete the university’s online Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Training before they can begin their work. This online training will be included in the Orientation sessions of both new and returning tutors.

    In addition, all NYU America Reads/America Counts tutors are required to be in compliance with the clearance procedures of the NYC Department of Education in order to work within our participating schools and classrooms. Further instructions on these procedures will be provided to you by NYU staff upon acceptance into the America Reads/America Counts program.

If you're eligible and have read through the program details, sign up for the waitlist or fill out our on-campus employee application.

Prospective tutors should also browse the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have other specific questions, email

America Reads and Counts at NYU

665 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 992-READ