Commitment

Serve daily in a school setting

Tutors implement the Reading Corps model with fidelity, which includes meeting with their students every day of the school week during (and sometimes beyond) normal school hours. Your schedule must be consistent throughout the year so that the student tutoring schedule is consistent. Tutors, particularly full-time tutors, also participate in after-school activities and some evening school functions to fill out the balance of a full-time schedule and meet the minimum number of service hours.

 

Participate in professional training

If you are accepted into the program, you will attend required training sessions. The initial training, called Reading Corps Institute, will cover everything you will need to know to get started at your school. Additional required full-day trainings throughout the year will continue to build your skills.

 

Engage in your community

Reading Corps tutors spend their year viewing their community through the lens of service. They seize opportunities to be involved with community-based service activities, such as volunteering at a library and getting involved on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Occasional weekend or evening service may be necessary.