The Scholar Coach position is a part of the Total Learning Classroom program, an innovation of Minnesota Reading Corps. 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 an August start.
This is an AmeriCorps member position with the Total Learning Classroom, 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.
Give your time as a Scholar Coach (40 hours per week when school is in session) and you’ll receive the following perks package:
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.
Award amounts listed are for tutors beginning their service in August 2019. View benefits grid for other start dates here.
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.
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.
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 has consistently shown that students who have Reading Corps make greater gains. 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.
The Total Learning Classroom program strives to increase diversity in our education system by creating and supporting accessible pathways to careers in education. People of color and of other identities underrepresented in the teaching profession are encouraged to apply.
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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