Reading Corps Tutor (AmeriCorps)


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Tue Aug 01, 2017 08:00 AM - Tue Jul 31, 2018 03:00 PM


Reading ASSIST Institute100 W. 10th StreetSuite 910Wilmington, DE 19801


This is an AmeriCoprs Opportunity

As an RAI Reading Corps Member you will begin with an extensive 7 week training program taught by our staff who are current in reading research and actively engaged with students. You’ll learn the basics of how children learn to read and how to explicitly teach these foundational skills to students most at risk for reading failure.

Ongoing training continues in the format of weekly learning communities which gives you the opportunity to connect with other Reading Corps Members and refine your skills as you work with your students.

We seek passionate, capable tutors willing to serve the students and the community. You do not need teaching experience, but you must to be ready to commit to students who will see you as a tutor, as a teacher, as a mentor and as a dependable presence in their lives.

Reading Corps Members will be assigned 6 students in grades 1-3 who need intensive intervention to master the foundational skills of reading. You’ll prepare lessons and work one-on-one with each student for 45 minutes during every school day as they progress systemically through the intervention program. We partner with the Colonial School District in New Castle, DE with a high poverty student population.

AmeriCorps Member Benefits: In order to enable individuals to give a year of service Reading Corps Members will receive a living allowance of $18,000, health insurance if needed, supplemental child Support if you qualify, and an education award of $5,000 - $6,000 after completion of a minimum of 1700 hours of service. If you are 55 years or older when you begin with the Reading Corps, this education award may be gifted to a child or grandchild.

Member Duties:

  • Become an integral member of the AmeriCorps Community and participate in all AmeriCorps trainings, events, and projects.
  • Attend all Reading Assist training/events.

  • Tutor students using the Reading Assist Intervention, full-time inside schools:

    • Prepare lesson plans tailored to the individual needs of the student.

    • Work with a coach to provide individualized instruction.

    • Meet with coach regularly to discuss the implementation of the intervention and student progress.

    • Monitor students weekly and input data.

  • Communicate with coach, school liaison, and Reading Assist staff in a timely and professional manner.

  • Maintain records as required including student attendance and AmeriCorps hours.

  • Become an integral member of the school community.

  • Help to recruit additional Reading Corps Members.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time AmeriCorps Position with living stipend
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in any major, Must also apply to AmeriCorps

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