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Reading Tutor - 2024-25 School Year

Reading Assist
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Reading Assist is seeking fellows to serve in a Delaware elementary school to provide one-on-one reading instruction to students in kindergarten through third grade who face significant reading challenges. Fellows teach foundational reading skills to students who might never learn to read through traditional classroom education.

Service Activities

We seek passionate, capable tutors willing to serve the students and the community. You do not need teaching experience, but you must be ready to commit to students for one school year.

Reading Assist Fellows must be willing to:

-Commit to a school year of service from August 26, 2024, or September 23, 2024, to June 17, 2025, serving Monday-Friday from approximately 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. weekdays or 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. three days a week for part-time) in one Reading Assist partner school.*
-Work with children in K-3, including children who may have behavioral challenges in addition to academic needs.
-Become an integral member of the AmeriCorps community and participate in all AmeriCorps trainings, events, and projects.
-Attend all Reading Assist training sessions and events.
-Teach students in schools according to the Reading Assist Intervention program:
-Prepare lesson plans tailored to the individual needs of the student.
-Work with a coach to provide individualized instruction.
-Meet with coach regularly to discuss the implementation of the intervention and student progress.
-Monitor student progress and input data.
-Communicate with coaches, school liaisons, and Reading Assist staff members in a timely and professional manner.
-Maintain records as required, including student attendance and AmeriCorps hours.
-Become an integral member of the school community.
-Help to recruit additional Reading Assist Fellows.
*Fellows follow their assigned school’s schedule, including school breaks and holidays.

Community Need Addressed

This position addresses the alarmingly low literacy scores of students across the board and supporting them in their journey to improve their reading skills; intentionally working with students of color and students with disabilities.

Position Outcomes

We see at least 80% of our students reaching one of their benchmarks by the end of their year with us. While we welcome qualitative data, we also are overjoyed to see their confidence grow as they realize that they can read!


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Health insurance only applicable if a full-time Fellow

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Maintain open lines of communication with others
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Stay positive and outcome oriented
Accepts responsibility
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
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Elementary School
  • Weekly Training Hours 20

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