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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.

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,  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.  


Contact Paige Wheeler, Lead Experiential Education Coordinator,, or 952.358.9074


Center for Experiential Education

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