Preschool Literacy Tutor - Community Corps - Part Time (Eden Prairie)


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Sun Aug 07, 2016 - Sat Jun 24, 2017


8040 Mitchell RoadEden Prairie, MN 55344


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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:

  • Collaborate with the teacher in a preschool or Head Start classroom to develop students’ early literacy and Kindergarten-readiness skills. Tutors will provide intentional and fun literacy instruction throughout the day to children ages 3-5
  • Work with the whole class, small groups of students, and one-on-one. Daily activities include greeting children at arrival, helping children write their names at sign-in, encouraging mealtime conversations, writing a daily message, conducting Repeated Read Alouds, journaling, and enhancing literacy during choice time
  • Conduct quick and easy literacy assessments, and enter the student data into an online data system. Tutors will use this data to monitor student progress, plan, and set goals
  • Maintain confidentiality of all student data
  • Provide opportunities for families to get involved in their child’s education by sharing Reading Corps literacy activities to do at home

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.


  • 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.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

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