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Position Summary

Position Summary...

Be the difference and put your passion into action — join Reading Corps! Across the country, only one-third of students read at their grade level, but together, we can change that!

As a Reading Tutor, your crucial role will impact the lives of many children, offering vital assistance to those who need extra help reading at their grade level. Immerse yourself in a local school and support kindergarten through third grade students with one-on-one or paired guidance to enrich their reading skills. With training and on-site coaching, you'll be equipped to help children thrive. Your commitment during school hours throughout the academic year guarantees a significant impact.

Join our AmeriCorps team! We're on a mission to empower children through reading and are actively seeking tutors for the 2024-25 school year. Unleash your passion — become a Reading Tutor and be part of the change!

How You’ll Take Action
• Be a caring adult who’s focused on helping students build their skills and confidence.
• Track student progress and regularly meet with the school’s on-site coach.
• Conduct skill assessments and enter student scores into data software.
• Commit to your own growth as a tutor through coaching, training, and professional development.
• Represent Reading Corps at school events and share your experience with the community to raise awareness.

Want to Learn More?

Watch this 2-minute video and see what it’s like to be a tutor! Or click here to view the position description.

It Starts with a Passion

Reading Corps takes everyday people and trains them to be great tutors. Anyone can become a tutor as long as they have a passion to make a difference — and meet the following minimum qualifications.

By the time they begin their service, our tutors are:
• Dependable and have a history of good attendance.
• Able to understand and follow instructions.
• Open to making improvements based on feedback.
• Capable of setting a pace and maintaining a schedule with students.
• Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online).
• Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing.
• 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.
• A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.*
• Able to successfully complete a background check.
• Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve in our programs at this time. DACA applicants may be eligible for Americorps VISTA programs. For more information, click here.

Perks Package

While you’re making a difference, you’ll receive a paycheck (stipend) every two weeks and additional perks! As an AmeriCorps program we have both federally provided benefits and program specific benefits.

Federal Benefits include:
• Up to $5176.50 in Education Award
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award* which can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to a family member. Click Here for more information.
• Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment.
• Time accrual toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Program Specific Benefits by hours commitment per week

35 Hours
• $1000 stipend paid every two weeks.
• Individual health insurance — monthly premium 100% covered.
• Child care assistance — based on family size and income.

25 Hours
• $750 stipend paid every two weeks.

Have Questions?

Have Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or join@ampact.us.

About Our Organization

Reading Corps is powered by AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors. Since the program launched in 2003, Reading Corps has helped more than 300,000 children improve their skills and become stronger readers. Reading Corps is an Ampact educational program that is fueled by research from the National Science + Service Collaborative. As a national organization, Ampact demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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