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Become a Tutor

Picture of Reading and beyond tutorsReading and Beyond at Fresno State tutors are Fresno State students who are paid through Federal Work Study. Tutors support elementary grade students in academics with an emphasis on reading literacy.  The tutor’s primary job is to promote a positive and encouraging learning environment that will support children in the classroom setting, while equipping them with the necessary tools to become successful and happy readers.


Each year, Reading and Beyond at Fresno State recruits students to serve as tutors in the program.  Recruitment typically takes place during the summer months, prior to the start of the new academic year.


Tutors are required to enroll in a training course.  The training class is  held on Thursday evenings, and is generally between the hours of 6:00-7:50.  Course information (including registration instructions) will be provided once students are hired.


Strong candidates for tutor positions will have excellent oral and written English skills; the ability to work with young children; a positive, supportive, and encouraging attitude; and will be reliable and professional individuals. Tutors work at local school sites for at least 10 hours per week in the mornings or afternoons, and must be eligible for Federal Work Study.

Additionally, students should have their own transportation and be willing to commit to the entire academic school year.  All tutors are required to attend educational events that are sponsored by Reading and Beyond at Fresno State, such as parent education nights, fundraisers, and family literacy fairs. (These events may be in the evenings, early mornings, or weekends.)  Tutors are paid $12.00 - $13.00 per hour. 

How to Apply

Download the 2018-19 application.  Submit the completed application to the Richter Center (Thomas Building, Room 107), attention: Mai Xiong.  

For more information, contact Mai Xiong, Reading and Beyond at Fresno State Program Coordinator, by emailing or by calling 559.278.7007.