Thousands of Minnesota kids need help in reading and you can make all the difference. Offer your time and talent as a tutor and be more for these students.
As a Reading Tutor, you'll either choose to serve at a preschool helping children ages 3-5 to build skills and get ready for Kindergarten or at an elementary school helping students in grades K-3 to become better readers. With great training and onsite coaching, we'll prepare you to work one-on-one or in small groups to help kids develop their reading skills and confidence! Students make the most progress when you are there, so our tutors serve during school hours and are needed for the whole school year.
We are currently recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. Tutors have the option of beginning in August 2020, September 2020, October 2020 or January 2021.
This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Reading Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You'll join an amazing group of more than 1,500 Minnesota tutors, determined to help students be more.
What to Expect
- Be a change maker by providing one-on-one or small group reading help during school hours.
- Be the reason struggling students build their confidence and skills.
- Be ready to grow by participating in on-site coaching sessions two times per month to review student progress and get feedback.
- Be impactful by participating in training and ongoing professional development.
- Be the motivation and represent Reading Corps at school-sponsored activities (e.g., family night) to help build awareness of Reading Corps and early literacy.
Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community
Perks as a Tutor
Give your time as a tutor and you'll receive a scalable perks package based on the time commitment you choose (35, 25, or 18 hours per week).
All tutors receive:
- Stipend Paid Every 2 Weeks
- Up to $4,336 for Tuition or Student Loans*
- Federal Student Loan Forbearance and Interest Repayment
Tutors serving 35 hours a week are also eligible to receive:
- Individual Health Insurance — Monthly Premium 100% Covered
- Child Care Assistance — Based on Family Size and Income
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
What it Takes
Great tutors come from all walks of life. Whether you are 18 or 85, the most important qualification is a desire to help children succeed. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.
- Are dependable and have a history of good attendance
- Able to understand and follow instructions
- Can set a pace and maintain a schedule with students
- Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online systems)
- Can speak, read, and write English fluently
- 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
- A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
- Have served three or fewer terms with AmeriCorps State or National Program
- Agree to and successfully complete a background check
- Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Want to Learn More?
Watch this 2-minute video and get a glimpse of what it's like to be a tutor! Or click here to view the position description.
We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at 866.859.2825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our Organization
Minnesota Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 30,000 Minnesota children, age 3 to grade 3, become successful readers each year. Started in 2004, the program has helped more than 200,000 children improve their skills and become better readers. Rigorous third party evaluation has consistently shown that students who have Reading Corps make greater gains. What's more — students with traditional risk factors make even greater gains than their peers! Building on success in Minnesota, Reading Corps is replicated nationally in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
Minnesota Reading Corps is administered by Reading & Math, Inc., a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. also administers Florida Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps and Minnesota Recovery Corps.
Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.