The K-3 Literacy Tutor is placed at an elementary school to provide supplemental practice to children in kindergarten through third grade to develop their reading skills. The elementary literacy tutor will use scripted, evidence- based literacy interventions as guided by his or her coaches and will conduct weekly 1-minute assessments to ensure each student is on track to read at grade level. Most positions are funded through AmeriCorps.
This video provides a brief introduction to the K-3 Tutor Position:
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
HOW YOU'LL GROW
Training, coaching, and experience in effective, research-based literacy strategies:
Our training is one of many things that make our program powerful. Literacy experts called Master Coaches will train you on the interventions and assessments we use. You will also be assigned an Internal Coach at your school to provide ongoing and individual support throughout the year. Finally, your Program Manager oversees your professional journey throughout the year. This tiered support provides the content knowledge and professional tools tutors need to be effective and confident in helping children grow their literacy skills.
Professional skill-building & networks:
We invest so much in our tutors because they are each given real responsibility. If you are pursuing or continuing an education career, the hands-on literacy training and connections to school-site staff offer a “foot in the door” in the field. If you are not pursuing an education career, being part of our program provides transferrable professional experience and skills, along with adding and impressive service year term to your résumés.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
All professional backgrounds and/or majors are encouraged to apply. College coursework is preferred, but not required.
At minimum, candidates MUST:
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency
• Have served no more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms
• Be a US Citizen, national, or permanent resident legal alien
You MUST NOT be a registered sex offender, or be required to register on any sex offender registry.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check