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Mar 15 / Tracy Walker

CBMA Literacy Corps seeks WSU students to serve as tutors

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) Literacy Corps is looking for Wayne State University students to serve as tutors at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit.

Tutoring sessions will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, beginning March 26 and running through June. Tutors will be paid $13/hour for five hours of work each week; this includes two hours of tutoring, plus additional time to set up, jot down some tutoring notes, and select digital texts from provided resources for the next tutoring session. There is no need to create lesson plans.

Students will also receive paid training. Two sessions are being offered next week; candidates only need to attend one session.

  • Monday, March 19 | 4-6 p.m. | WSU College of Education | 5425 Gullen Mall (Rm 221), 48202
  • Wednesday, March 21 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | Frederick Douglass Academy | 2001 W. Warren, 48208

Tutor training will provide students with tools to get started. Agenda topics include:

  • Framing the work
  • Tutoring model
  • Resources for digital texts
  • Coaching readers
  • Completing employment paperwork

More professional development will be available during the program.

This opportunity is not just for English or education majors. CBMA hopes students from all content areas will consider tutoring.

Interested students should contact Leah van Belle, Ph.D., director of school partnerships and clinical practice, at or 313-577-1644.