Elementary Literacy Tutor - Full time (Eden Prairie)


(44.875893,-93.497505)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sun Aug 07, 2016 - Sat Jun 24, 2017

Where

17255 Peterborg RoadEden Prairie, MN 55346

About

  • How to Apply:For more information and/or to apply, visit www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org Open until filled.

    Position Summary:

    Do you love to help children and have interest in helping to grow their reading skills and succeed in school? If your answer is yes, consider joining the largest AmeriCorps tutoring program in the country and make a difference in the lives of Kindergarten through third grade aged students! We’ll provide training so no prior tutoring, formal education experience, or experience with children is necessary. In addition to extensive training, tutors will receive on-site support from trained school literacy coaches. Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. Positions are filling fast so apply today!

    Duties or Responsibilities:

    Elementary Literacy Tutors work one-on-one with students (Kindergarten through third grade) who need extra support learning to read. Tutors are trained to use a variety of scripted Minnesota Reading Corps literacy strategies, called interventions, to provide 20-minute, one-on-one sessions throughout the day. Tutors work with the same students every day. Tutors help their students practice fluency skills such as reading with expression, stopping at punctuation marks and reading without errors. Tutors are also trained and supported to conduct quick and easy literacy assessments, and enter the student data into an online data system each week. Tutors will review student data on a regular basis with their literacy coach to monitor the progress of each student, and to know if they need to change their tutoring to better meet each student’s needs. Tutors will maintain confidentiality of all student data.

    Tutors will attend required Reading Corps sponsored trainings to learn the literacy strategies, and will receive the support of a coach in order to implement the strategies successfully.

    In addition, tutors may also attend some site-sponsored activities such as book fairs and family nights.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
    • Age 18 or older by the program start date
    • Possess a high school diploma or a GED by the program start date
    • Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

    Please note:

    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.

    Currently, AmeriCorps members are limited to four terms of service.


    Tutors are paid a modest living allowance every two weeks during their service term and receive an education award upon successful completion which may be used to pay qualified student loans or tuition. Tutors over age 55 may choose to gift their education award to their child or grandchild. Tutors may be eligible for health insurance, child care assistance, and student loan forbearance during their service.

    Minnesota Reading Corps will not discriminate for or against any service member or applicant based on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, or age. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

Skills

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 11Month
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