Minnesota Reading Corps envision a future in which all Minnesota children will be proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. Our Reading tutors help students build these critical foundational skills through 1-1 or small group tutoring support.
Tutors are fully trained in conducting progress monitoring assessments and research-based interventions, and will receive ongoing training and coaching support throughout the school year.
● Provide intentional and meaningful literacy tutoring during all parts of the day to improve the literacy skills of children from preschool–3rd grade.
● Assess, with high level of accuracy, child outcomes and progress using tri-annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments.
● Identify students who qualify for targeted one-on-one and/or small group tutoring services based on assessment data with direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach; develop weekly tutoring schedule.
● Record student and program data completely and accurately in an online database on a weekly basis; maintain confidentiality of all student data.
● Participate in on-site coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor) two times per month to review student progress, plan, problem-solve, and set goals; act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.
● Communicate with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way.
● Act on constructive feedback provided by coaches and Program Staff.
● Build professional relationships and communicate regularly with school/agency staff, Internal Coach, and the Master Coach regarding schedules, literacy strategies, student progress, etc.
● Regular, timely attendance during school hours Monday-Friday, along with before/after school hours as scheduled.
● Commitment to the entire term(s) of service, including making regular and adequate progress toward the minimum total service hours.
● Attend all required Reading Corps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions; travel as necessary.
● Perform assignments and/or duties as assigned by Internal Coach, Master Coach, or Program Manager, excluding activities that would displace a staff member.
● Represent our programs at site-sponsored activities, meetings, (e.g. family night) and other community activities (such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.
Community Need Addressed
Addressing the literacy gap in PreK - 3rd grade students.
To help all Minnesota students become successful readers by the end of third grade.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Skills you will gain
Working with children, knowledge of scripted evidence‐based literacy interventions, and progress monitoring
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks
Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization