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Eleven months that shape a lifetime
As a Reading Corps tutor, you must commit to 11 months of AmeriCorps service (for most tutors, August 7, 2013 to July 11, 2014), completing 1720 hours for full-time tutors (about 40 hours/week) or 920 hours of service for part-time tutors (about 20 hours/week). It is critical that all tutors commit to 11 months, so that students receive the literacy tutoring they need to succeed.
Experience in a preschool or elementary school setting
Tutors work with students during the week, during normal school hours. Your schedule must be consistent throughout the year. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required for trainings, meetings and/or community service activities. Often, tutors choose to participate in after school activities and some evening school functions such as open houses.
Professional AmeriCorps training
If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to attend trainings. The initial training, called Member Institute, takes place in early August and covers literacy strategies. Additional required and optional trainings throughout the year cover topics such as literacy refreshers, civic engagement, and other topics to enhance your own professional development.
Community involvement opportunities
Many Reading Corps tutors engage in their communities outside of their normal tutoring service. As a tutor, you will have the opportunity to become involved in community activities such as volunteering at a library, leading after-school programs, etc.
Meet our Tutors
“There may not be a short answer to why the achievement gap happens. But there is a short answer to whether anything can be done to eliminate it. Yes. I see very real progress being made every day simply by serving with the Minnesota Reading Corps.”Liz Roemer, Reading Corps, St. Paul Hear More Stories