About UCLA BruinCorps
UCLA BruinCorps Tutoring mission is to increase the literacy/language arts and math skills of students (K-9th) so they perform above basic skills level or at the proficiency level for their respective grade level. As a result, students will be ready to enroll and do well in an ‘a-g’ course curriculum in middle school and high school which will prepare them for college admission and higher education. Tutors provide in classroom and after-school tutorial assistance to students in grades K-9, in small group and one-on-one/individual tutoring 2-3 times/week for up to 33 weeks. In addition, tutors provide college preparatory information and workshops to help increase college knowledge and understanding of students and their parents.
America Reads is UCLA’s response to President Clinton’s America Reads Challenge, a national program to help young children read well and independently by the end of third grade. Launched in October 1997, the program seeks to engage eligible Federal Work-Study students in providing tutorial services to children in grades K-5. Tutors are trained to help students become proficient in language arts for their respective grade level.
America Counts, launched in October 2000, provides tutorial services in math. The America Counts program engages UCLA students in providing tutoring assistance in basic math, pre-algebra and algebra to students in grades 6th–9th, helping them gain a greater understanding and familiarity with math while improving their math grade.