America Reads, America Counts Tutoring Program

Students part of the America Reads, America Counts program

Through the America Reads/America Counts Program the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement recruits, trains, and supports Drexel students as literacy and math tutors to serve at local Philadelphia elementary and middle schools.

Tutors receive pre-service and ongoing training on site-specific literacy and math programs, classroom management and group facilitation skills, and teaching strategies for promoting academic success among students. Each tutor works one-on-one or in small groups with students during the school day to help them to reach grade level requirements in literacy and math.

America Reads/America Counts is currently working with Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School, and the Samuel Powel School.

To learn more about America Reads/America Counts, to find out how to become a tutor, or to request tutors, please contact Brianne Tangney at

Impact of the America Reads America Counts Program

"The Drexel tutors work one-on-one with the students who have the lowest reading levels. The tutors are bright, personable, knowledgeable, energetic, and willing to help out in every way. Each one of them brings something special to our school. Most importantly, through their commitment, they will save a child who would only keep getting farther and farther behind in reading and their other subjects."