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  • AmeriCorps
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Racine, WI
  • Job Type Details: This is an AmeriCorps national service position.

Position Summary

Thousands of Wisconsin students need help in reading and you can make all the difference. Become a reading tutor today and be more for these students.

As a Reading Tutor, you will serve at an elementary school helping students in kindergarten through third-grade to become better readers. With great training and on-site coaching, we will prepare you to work one-on-one or in small groups to help kids develop their reading skills and confidence! Students make the most progress when you are there, so our tutors serve during school hours and are needed for the whole school year.

We are currently recruiting for the 2020-2021 school year.

What to Expect

Be a change maker by providing one-on-one or small group reading help during school hours.
Be the reason struggling students build confidence and skills.
Be ready to grow by participating in on-site coaching sessions two times per month to review student progress and get feedback.
Be impactful by participating in training and ongoing professional development.
Be motivated and represent Reading Corps at school-sponsored activities (e.g., family night) to help build awareness of Reading Corps and early literacy.
Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community.

Perks as a K3 Tutor

Give your time as a tutor and you’ll receive a scalable perks package based on your service commitment of Full-Time 35 or Part-Time 25 hours per week.

Perks at Full-Time 35 Hours per Week:

Stipend (paid every two week) – $533*

Education Award – $4,226**

Eligible for Free Bus Pass – $1,575 value

Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment

Individual Health Insurance (premium 100% paid)

Child Care Assistance (based on family size and income)

*Tutors receive both a living stipend and an optional housing stipend. The housing stipend is $88 for a full-time tutor paid bi-weekly.

Perks at Part-Time 25 Hours per Week

Stipend (paid every two weeks) – $383*

Education Award – $3,047**

Eligible for Free Bus Pass – $1,575 value

Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment

*Tutors receive both a living stipend and an optional housing stipend. The housing stipend is $65 for a part-time tutor paid bi-weekly.

**The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans.  Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild or foster child. Also members who have served the equivalent of 2 full-time plus (1700) AmeriCorps terms are no longer eligible to receive any further education award amount.

What it takes

Great tutors come from all walks of life, the most important qualification is a desire to help children succeed. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.

Are dependable and have a history of good attendance
Able to understand and follow directions
Can set a pace and maintain a schedule with students
Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online systems)
Can speak, read, and write English fluently
18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
Have served three or fewer terms with AmeriCorps State or National Programs
Agree to and 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 as AmeriCorps members at this time.

About the Organization

Wisconsin Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program that supports students in Kindergarten through third grade become successful readers. Started in 2015, the program has helped more than 2,000 students improve their skills and become better readers. A rigorous third party evaluation has consistently shown that students who have Reading Corps make greater gains. What’s more – students with traditional risk factors make even greater gains than their peers! Reading Corps is replicated nationally in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

Wisconsin Reading Corps is administered by Reading & Math Inc., a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reading & Math Inc. also administers Florida Reading Corps, Minnesota Reading Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps and Minnesota Recovery Corps.

Reading & Math Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, family status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.

How to Apply:

Visit our website: www.wisconsinreadingcorps.org to learn more and apply today!

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