America Reads & Counts

America Reads and Counts is a program where Normandale students tutor Bloomington Public School students in subjects such as math and reading.  There are options to tutor during the day in a classroom, after school at elementary buildings, or early evening at Bloomington public libraries. 

Tutor Options and Schedule

Homework Connection Evening Homework Help

  • Assist individual or small groups of students in grades K-12 with reading, math and other homework assignments.
  • Volunteers commit to meeting weekly for 2 hours from Nov. Dec. and/or Jan.-April.  
  • Penn Lake Library in Bloomington:  Mon. 4:30-6:30 pm.  
  • Oxboro Library in Bloomington:  Tues. & Wed. 4:30-6:30 pm. 

Homework Connection After School Homework Help

  • Assist individual or small groups of 3-5th graders with their homework after school at a Bloomington Elementary school
  • Schedule options:  Mon.-Thurs. 3:20-4:15 pm

In-Classroom Help

  • Tutoring for K-12 math, reading, and classroom support.  
  • During the school day. Schedule and grade-level depends on teacher requests and your preferences. Limited options available.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Act as a role model for students, demonstrating attitudes of dependability, politeness, a willingness to learn, and help make learning fun.
  • Volunteers must pass a background check if you are over 18.
  • In-person volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask.

Application Process 

  1. Submit our online Interest Form
  2. You will get a follow up email with the application and if you are over 18 a link to the background check from Emily Gagnon, Bloomington Public Schools Volunteer Connection Placement Specialist, egagnon@isd271.org.  Complete the application.  If you are over 18 agree to them doing the background check (no cost to you).  
  3. Complete a 15-minute training/orientation with Emily Gagnon.  

Questions

Contact Paige Wheeler, Lead Experiential Education Coordinator, paige.wheeler@normandale.edu, (952) 358-9074