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AmeriCorps Tutor

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Members of AmeriCorps Miami Reads provide reading tutoring to more than 200 K-5 students each year while working collaboratively with community agencies to strengthen communities. The goal of AmeriCorps Miami Reads is to provide individualized reading tutoring to low achieving students, with 80% of the students achieving an increase of at least one grade level in reading.

Individuals should exemplify the following characteristics. Motivated and directs students successfully,organized, self driven, desire to work with students in elementary and middle schools and work well with co-workers, school administration, faculty, and staff. Adapting to new ideas and changing situations, flexible, great communication skills and a desire to work on community service projects.

Service Activities

Service activities are followed;
-provide in school tutoring in reading (intervention)
-provided pre and post assessments to assigned students (required)
-community service projects (group effort required)
-able to work with a group of students (after- school program)
-arts and craft

Community Need Addressed

We mobilize communities to address both academic and non-academic barriers to learning to help our students. With the AmeriCorps tutors we are able to address the wide spread issue of low reading performance and social skills.
Provides in-school early-intervention literacy tutoring to K-5 students in elementary schools and one middle school during the school day; and extends our school-day services in one elementary school and one middle school to provide after-school programs that focus on academic supports such as literacy skills-building and homework assistance, as well as life skills, arts enrichment, and fitness activities for children and youth K-12.

Position Outcomes

Our desired outcome is to have 80% of students will show an improvement in the ORF (Oral Reading Fluency assessment) for elementary students and ISTEEP for our middle schools students. Student's will be provided a pre and post assessment. The assessment with aid in determining the students growth. In addition students will engage with a caring adult to promote positive social skills.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Training

May qualify for postponement or forbearance of school loans Equal opportunity for diversity and accessibility

Education Benefits

Members will have first aid/cpr certifications Certificate with Red Cross for Disaster Cycle Services and Shelter Fundamentals Certificate in Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training

Skills you will gain

Time management, documents, organization, leadership, empathy, support, prioritize

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Elementary School, Middle School
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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