Tutors are needed to help children succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need to read. Did you know that helping children become successful readers begins in early childhood? Minnesota Reading Corps- the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program- trains tutors to impact students in schools across Minnesota. We are looking to place preschool literacy tutors at Diamondhead, Hamilton and Rahn schools to commit a year of service and change the world of struggling students. Tutors are awarded a biweekly living allowance and an education award of up to $2775, and the reward of making a real impact in your community. Tutors may use the education award to pay off student loans or for future tuition. Tutors who are 55 or older may choose to transfer their education award to a child, grandchild or foster child. For more information about preschool literacy tutor positions available at Diamondhead Education Center, Rahn Elementary or the Hamilton Building
The 191 Early Education Literacy tutors have been trained and are busy getting their materials ready to work with students at Diamondhead, Hamilton and Rahn in the preschool and early education programs. Not all of the tutors are pictured here, we will try to get them all together for a photo soon.
ISD 191 PRESCHOOLS AWARDED MINNESOTA READING CORPS
LITERACY TUTORS FOR 2013-14 ACADEMIC YEAR
TUTORS ACTIVELY BEING RECRUITED THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA
Burnsville, Minn. – May 6, 2013 – Today, ISD 191 Early Childhood Programs announced it has been awarded a total of 11 Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutors (both educator corps and community corps) for the 2013-14 academic year. Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third grade. Their plan is to have more than 1,000 tutors in Minnesota schools for the next school year.
ISD 191 Early Childhood Programs, which is one of more than 700 Minnesota Reading Corps sites awarded statewide, is actively recruiting to fill 11 year-long positions immediately for the 2013-14 school year. “This preschool program was selected because of its commitment to helping all students realize their full potential,” said Sheila Piippo, executive director at Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. “Tutoring is a very rewarding experience, and anyone who is interested is encouraged to visit www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org.”
Minnesota Reading Corps has been highly successful, as 80 percent of 3rd graders who successfully completed the program pass the statewide reading exam. This matches Minnesota’s overall pass rate. Tutors work one on one and in small groups within the early childhood classroom of 3-5 year olds to implement research-based early-literacy strategies to help support skills that prepare children to become successful readers.
Minnesota Reading Corps part time tutors commit to 11 months of AmeriCorps service, during which they receive a modest living allowance of about $250 bi-weekly and an education award of up to $2,700. The available tutor positions in ISD 191 Burnsville area are all part-time Community members.
Why join Minnesota Reading Corps?
Tutors serve with Minnesota Reading Corps for a variety of reasons. Some join because it’s a great way to build experience in the working world and network with education professionals. Others have years of experience and are seeking to broaden their knowledge or make a career change. Still others serve because they enjoy working with children and are looking for a deeper connection to their community and local school.
Anyone interested in learning more about tutoring or applying to serve for one year are encouraged to visit www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org, or call 866-859-2825.
About Minnesota Reading Corps:
Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide program to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third grade. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors and community volunteers in schools, where they work with children from age three to grade three who are at risk for not reading at grade level. AmeriCorps tutors provide individualized research-based interventions directly to children. For more information, please visit www.minnesotareadingcorps.org.
Minnesota Reading Corps is committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation or other non-merit factors.