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.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
● Must be 18 years of age or older by your start date.
● Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent by your start date.
● Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
● Must pass mandatory background checks.
● Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
● Speak, read, and write English fluently.
● Ability to be patient and empathetic with students that struggle with literacy while adhering to program model.
● Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances and personalities, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Minnesota Reading Corps tutoring model with consistent follow-through.
● Must be able to build and maintain quality-working relationships with students, coaches, school administrators and Minnesota Reading Corps program staff.
● Willingness to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.
● Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and fast-paced environment.
● Ability to attend and travel to required state and regional training sessions.
● Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check