• Preschool Literacy Tutor - Family Child Care - Family Child Care - Minneapolis 3

    Location Name
    Family Child Care - Minneapolis 3
    Site District
    Family Child Care (Reading Corps)
    Job ID
  • Position Summary

    Thousands of Minnesota kids need help in reading and you can make all the difference. Offer your time and talent as a tutor and be more for these students.

    As a Preschool Literacy Tutor - Family Child Care, you’ll help children in Licensed Family Child Care settings become better readers. With great training and bi-weekly coaching, we’ll prepare you to work in big groups and small groups to help birth to 5 year olds develop their early literacy skills and confidence before starting Kindergarten! Tutors are assigned to work with three providers and travel to each site 3 times a week. Students make the most progress when tutors attend their regular weekly childcare provider visits from August through June.

    We are currently recruiting for the 2019-20 school year. Tutors have the option of beginning in August 2019, October 2019 or January 2020. 

    This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Reading Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing group of more than 1,000 Minnesota tutors, determined to help students be more.

    What to Expect

    • Be a change maker by providing one-on-one or small group scripted interventions.
    • Be the reason struggling students begin to build their confidence and skills in literacy.
    • Be ready to grow by participating in coaching sessions two times per month to review student progress, plan, problem solve, and set goals.
    • Be prepared to make an impact by participating in training and professional development throughout your term of service.
    • Be the motivation and represent Reading Corps at site events (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.

    Perks as a Tutor

    Perks at 25 Hours a Week:

    • Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $636
    • Education Award - $1,612*
    • Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment


    *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 January 2020. View benefits grid for other start dates here


    What it Takes

    Great tutors come from all walks of life. Whether you are 18 or 85, 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.

    • Strong planning and capacity to be adaptable to varied circumstances, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Reading Corps tutoring model with fidelity.
    • Strong relationship building and conflict management skills to work with diverse, challenging, and high-pressure environment.
    • Able to understand and follow scripted curriculums.
    • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback.
    • Energetic, results-oriented, student-focused style, consistent with follow-through, and dependable.
    • Must have reliable transportation to travel to multiple licensed family child care locations daily.
    • Interest in education, specifically helping young children develop early language and literacy skills.
    • Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online).
    • 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.
    • Must pass mandatory pre-service 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 6-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a tutor! Or click here to view the position description.

    About our Organization

    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.

    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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