• Scholar Coach, Mastery School

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    Mastery School
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  • Position Summary

    The Scholar Coach position is a part of the Total Learning Classroom program, an innovation of Minnesota Reading Corps where the science of learning meets the power of relationships. Scholar Coaches support students at Minnesota schools with high academic needs.


    As a Scholar Coach, you’ll be embedded in a K-3 classroom and partner with a licensed teacher to help students become better readers and promote overall academic engagement. With great training and onsite coaching, we’ll prepare you to work one-on-one or in small groups to help kids in an immersive classroom setting to develop their reading skills and confidence! Students make the most progress when you are there, so Scholar Coaches serve during school hours, Monday-Friday and are needed for the whole school year.

    We are currently recruiting on a rolling basis for the 2019-20 school year. Scholar Coaches have the option of beginning in August 2019, October 2019 or January 2020, with the priority being to start in August.


    This is an AmeriCorps member position with the Total Learning Classroom program, an innovative program based on the proven Minnesota Reading Corps model. As a Scholar Coach, you’ll join a select group of individuals dedicated to advancing education equity by helping students achieve their full potential and overcome systemic barriers to success in school.

    What to Expect

    • Be a change maker by partnering with a classroom teacher to help all students reach their full potential.
    • Be the reason struggling students grow their confidence and skills by leading 1:1 and small group reading lessons.
    • Be ready to make an impact by participating in regular on-site coaching sessions to review student progress, plan, problem solve, and set goals.
    • Be prepared to hone your skills by participating in training and professional development throughout your term of service
    • 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.
    • Build lasting relationships with your peers and expand your professional network by working alongside experienced educators and school administrators.

    Perks as a Tutor

    Scholar Coaches give their time (40 hours per week when school is in session) and receive the perks package below:


    • Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $840;
    • Education Award - $4,266;
    • Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment on qualified federal loans;
    • Individual Health Insurance (premium 100% paid);
    • Child Care Assistance (based on family size and income)


    Note: The 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 or foster child.


    What it Takes

    Great Scholar Coaches come from all walks of life. 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 and incorporate feedback
    • Can set a pace and maintain a schedule with students
    • Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online databases)
    • 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 fewer than four 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 scholar coach! Or click here to view the position description.



    Have Questions?

    We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866.859.2825 or join@servetogrow.org.

    About our Organization

    The Total Learning Classroom program is an innovation of 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 by NORC at the University of Chicago concludes that students who have Reading Corps tutors make greater gains than those who don’t. 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.


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