Tutor Responsibilities & Qualifications 

Hamline University students tutor Hamline Elementary students in their classrooms and focus on subjects such as Everyday Math, Reader’s Workshop, Science, and English as a Second Language.

The mission of the tutoring program is to provide high-quality tutoring at Hamline Elementary that enriches learning opportunities for both university and elementary students. Hamline Elementary students and teachers gain extra support in the classroom, while university students learn what it’s like to work in the field of Education. HU students can earn money through Federal Work-Study funds.

Tutor Responsibilities

All new tutors are required to attend an orientation and four In-the-Mix Trainings over the course of a semester to develop and further improve their tutoring and leadership skills. In-the-mix Trainings focus on issues of race and class so tutors have the opportunity to learn more and discuss experiences in the schools and larger community surrounding these topics.

Time Commitment

Each tutor’s schedule will depend on her/his availability. However, once a schedule is set, tutors will need to commit to the same weekly schedule for the entire semester.


  • Be enrolled at Hamline University
  • Have Federal Work Study (6450)
  • Be committed to making a difference in the lives of youth
  • Be reliable and responsible

America Reads / America Counts

The tutor program is made possible through the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration. The tutoring program is funded and was first started through the America Reads/America Counts initiative, which is a national campaign that is meant improve student achievement in mathematics and reading by providing trained tutors in the classrooms.