Family Childcare Preschool Literacy Tutor- St Paul

*St. Paul, Minnesota
US-MN-St. Paul
Bi-Weekly Living Allowance
up to $574
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Term of Service: January 14, 2018 - June 23, 2018.

All positions require availability, every day, Monday- Friday during regular school hours.


Did you know that students who don’t read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school? Our goal is to help all Minnesota children become proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade and give them a better start to their futures. If you are passionate about education and literacy, join us and make a difference in the lives of preschool and elementary students. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor and help struggling readers, age 3 to grade 3, get on track for reading at grade level. We’ll provide training to get you started and ongoing coaching so you’ll be supported throughout your term of service.



  • Travel to multiple licensed family childcare providers’ homes in either Minneapolis or St. Paul to provide early literacy support to preschool-aged children in preparation for kindergarten
  • Conduct 90-minute Reading Corps sessions in order to provide supplemental literacy skill development for children
  • Provide intentional, meaningful and fun literacy instruction to improve the early literacy skills of children ages 2 – 5. Tutors will give children the opportunity to talk, read, write and play every day using early literacy best practices.
  • Conduct quick and easy literacy assessments and record student progress in an online data system
  • Meet with the literacy coach and childcare provider regularly to review student data and make decisions to better meet each student’s needs
  • Maintain confidentiality of all student data
  • Attend required Reading Corps sponsored trainings to learn the literacy strategies
  • Attend monthly evening training sessions with childcare providers
  • Organize and attend activities such as family nights and other site-specific events



  • Strong interest in education, specifically in helping PreK students develop their early literacy and Kindergarten-readiness skills
  • Dedication to community service and ability to commit to full term of service
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, and professional
  • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff
  • Excellent time management and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities
  • Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging, high-pressure environment
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity

Preferred Qualificiations

  • Experience working with disadvantaged and marginalized populations
  • Experience working with homeless and highly mobile youth and children who have experienced trauma
  • Ability to see the strengths and possibility in each child
  • Passion for social justice and equity in education
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds


Eligibility Requirements

  • 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. This document is available in alternative formats.


Click here for a link to the full position description for this and all other Minnesota Reading Corps positions.


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