Tutor FAQs

When will I get my school assignment?

You will receive your assignment at the orientation session.

How will I get my tutoring schedule?

An official from your assigned school will notify you of your schedule.

What happens if I miss a training session?

Typically, you cannot participate in the America Reads program without attending the first training session. If your UGA class schedule conflicts with one of the other sessions or you are hired after the training has taken place, please contact the America Reads Coordinator for more information.

Will I be paid for the travel time to and from the school?

Yes! America Reads tutors are paid 20 minutes of travel time to and from the school.

What should I do if I am sick and cannot make a scheduled tutoring session?

First, contact your school. Tell the school official who you are and why you are calling, and leave a message for the teacher(s) who are expecting you to let them know that you are sick and can not make it. Second, contact the FWS Coordinator at 706-542-8262, or by email at ugafws@uga.edu.

How will I turn in my hours?

You will submit your timesheets to the Administrator or Administrative Assistant in each school. The school will fax all Tutor Logs to OSFA on or before the due dates listed on the America Reads Payroll Calendar.

Tutor Logs must be faxed or emailed from the school. Tutor Logs received after the due date will not be processed until the next pay period. A late tutor log may cause up to a four week delay in the student's paycheck.

How can I get more tutoring hours?

Talk with the teachers that you are assisting and let them know the hours that you are available. If that does not work, let your liaison know that you are interested in getting more tutoring time. The liaison will ask other teachers and let you know. Please remember you cannot work more than 20 hours per week.

What if I am having a problem with a teacher?

If this happens please contact the FWS Coordinator at ugafws@uga.edu, or 706-542-8262.