America Counts Program

America Counts

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The America Counts tutoring program is a federally funded work-study program in which ICCE hires SF State students to provide academic support and facilitation activities for youth in K-8 public schools and after-school programs throughout San Francisco. The program focuses on elementary and middle school students who are struggling with their math skills, but tutors may be asked to tutor/facilitate in other areas such as reading, history, sports etc. There is no cost to community partner sites or to the parents of children being tutored. The goal of the program is to help build a strong mathematical foundation for students and in so doing, ensure greater college success and access to careers in a growing technological market.

Transformative Experience

Every year, a total of 20-25 tutors provided after-school program support to over 2,230 children and 10-12 schools. The average America Counts tutor spent more than 250 hours at each of their after school programs. 

America Counts tutors are San Francisco State University undergraduate and graduate students from various backgrounds and majors who are interested in working with youth. As part of their training, tutors utilize creative and innovative ways to design culturally relevant lesson plans to enhance the reading experience for their assigned students. Over time, tutors develop experience and understanding related to working in urban public schools, while they make connections with teachers, principals, supervisors, and most of all their elementary level students. Tutors end the program having made an impact on the schools' community and being personally transformed by their one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Become a PAID Tutor

Seeking dynamic tutors for SF State America Counts!

  • Attain experience working with elementary-age students in after school programs
  • Gain the required hours of field experience necessary for admittance to SF State's Elementary Education credential program
  • Utilize innovative and creative methods to increase students’ skill levels in the academics needed to improve their mathematical and other academic skills
  • Inspire and learn from your tutees, peers, and teachers
  • Create an ePortfolio to showcase your achievements and service projects directly to potential employers as well as SF State faculty, students, and alumni
  • Link your ePortfolio to your LinkedIn account to further expand your network
  • Build your resume for graduate school and/or your future career

Job Qualifications & Requirements

  • Eligible for Work-study
  • Commitment to work for one academic school year (August - May)
  • Available to work 8-10 hours a week
  • Desired Second Language Skills: Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic, Vietnamese, Russian, Japanese, Samoan, Korean

Interested in working for America Counts?

Now Accepting Applications (year-round)!

ApplY Here!

For more information, please contact Glendie Domingo 415-338-3340