America Reads and America Counts

Work Study jobs tutoring local children

America Reads and America Counts programs provide Federal Work Study assignments for eligible college students to tutor elementary and middle school-aged children in Pinellas County schools. Tutors are assigned a school at the beginning of each school year, usually in early September.

Interested students should contact Andrew Hidalgo at 727-394-6044.

How to apply

  1. Must be Federal Work Study eligible

  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  3. Complete the Student Employment Application

  4. Once you meet the initial eligibility requirement, you will be notified by email at the email address you provided on your Student Employment Application.

  5. Login to your application to access the list of student employment opportunities. Select Student Employment - EPI, America Reads/Counts.

Pinellas County Schools will:

  • Conduct an interview with potential candidates

  • Conduct secondary background check

  • Make final hiring decision

  • Assign tutors to a particular school

  • Provide orientation and training

Students must have earned the following:

  • America Reads - grade of B or higher in ENC 1101-Composition I

  • America Counts - grade of B or higher in MAC 1105-College Algebra

Students must commit to the following:

  • Have reliable transportation to assigned school

  • Participate in an orientation provided by Pinellas County Schools

  • Commitment throughout the academic year to the program goals and scheduled work hours

  • Professionalism, punctuality, patience and adherence to teacher instructions and lesson plans

  • Represent St. Petersburg College in the community

How you are paid 

You will be paid biweekly at a rate of $15.00 per hour by St. Petersburg College.

Contact us

For more information, contact Andrew Hidalgo at 727-394-6044.