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Preschool Literacy Tutor - Community Corps
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Reading & Math Corps | Waseca, MN
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Preschool Literacy Tutor - Community Corps


Job ID 2017-13192

Location Name Waseca Community Education Family Education Center (PreK)

Location US-MN-Waseca

Category Preschool Literacy Tutor - Community Corps

Living Allowance 424.52

Total Yearly Education Award 4138

Program Reading Corps

Pilot ..

Site District Waseca Community Education Family Education Center

Type Three-Quarter




More information about this job
Overview The Preschool Literacy Tutor is embedded into a classroom of children ages 3 ? 5 to develop children?s early literacy skills in preparation for Kindergarten, serving alongside a teacher. Tutors are trained in research-based early literacy strategies and collaborate with the classroom teaching staff to enhance daily literacy opportunities and conduct literacy assessments to increase the number of children on target with early reading predictors. This is an AmeriCorps service member position with the AmeriCorps program, Minnesota Reading Corps.


Responsibilities Essential Functions

The list is meant to be comprehensive of the duties of the Community Corps member. Due to the configuration of the classroom (eg. multiple AmeriCorps members present) some duties may be divided or shared.



Early Literacy Instruction and Assessment

?Provide intentional, meaningful and fun literacy instruction during all parts of the day to improve the early literacy skills of children ages 3 ? 5, specifically focusing on early literacy skills that give children the opportunity to talk, read, write, and play every day.

?Enhance the classroom literacy environment, as described in the Early Literacy and Language Classroom Observation (ELLCO), to support the classroom in achieving a ?Basic? or better score on the ELLCO by spring.

?Implement elements of the Literacy and Math Rich Schedule, including greeting children at arrival, helping children write their name at sign-in, having ?Strive for 5? mealtime conversations, writing a daily message, conducting a Repeated Read Aloud, journaling, enhancing literacy during choice time, leading one-on-one and/or small group targeted interventions daily for at-risk children, and leading literacy-rich transitions.

?Provide targeted early literacy support to a minimum of 5-7 children daily in a one-on-one and/or small group setting using scripted early literacy interventions; achieve a high degree of fidelity to the scripted interventions.

?Assess, with high level of accuracy, child outcomes and progress using tri-annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments.

?Identify students who qualify for targeted one-on-one and/or small group Reading Corps tutoring services based on assessment data with direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach.

?Record student and program data completely and accurately in an online database on a weekly basis; maintain confidentiality of all student data.

?Participate in on-site coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor) two times per month to review student progress, plan, problem-solve, and set goals; act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.

?Provide opportunities for family literacy involvement for Reading Corps children, including implementing the Reading Corps family literacy intervention - Talk, Read and Write with Me!



Communication

?Communicate and interact with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way.

?Act on constructive feedback provided by Internal and Master Coach and Program Staff.

?Build professional relationships and communicate regularly with classroom teachers, Internal Coach, Community Corps Coach (as applicable) and the Master Coach regarding schedules, literacy strategies, student progress, etc.

?Communicate effectively with Reading Corps staff and site personnel.



Attendance

?Regular, timely attendance during school hours Monday-Friday, along with before/after school hours as scheduled.

?Commitment to the entire term(s) of service, including making regular and adequate progress toward the minimum total service hours required by the Member Service Agreement.

?Attend all required Reading Corps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions, including Professional Learning Groups (PLGs) and Member Meet Ups (when applicable); travel as necessary.



Secondary Functions

?Support the preschool classroom as assigned by Internal Coach, Master Coach, or Program Manager, excluding activities that would displace a staff member.

?Represent Reading Corps at site-sponsored activities, meetings, and other activities (e.g., family night) and provide education about the Reading Corps and general literacy awareness.

?Actively participate in service projects and commemorating days such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.

?Be an ambassador of our program by submitting Great Stories and participating in outreach activities.


Qualifications ?Must be 18 years of age or older by your start date.

?Must have at least a high school diploma or recognized equivalent by your start date.

?Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

?Must pass mandatory pre-service background check.

?Speak, read, and write English fluently.

?Interest in education, specifically helping young children develop early language and literacy skills.

?Dedication to community service.

?Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.

?Energetic, results-oriented, student-focused style.

?Strong planning and time-management skills.

?Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Reading Corps tutoring model with fidelity.

?Consistent follow-through.

?Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.

?Ability to work with diverse personalities.

?Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and high-pressure environment.

?Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity.

?Preferred: College degree or equivalent work experience.



Reading Corps will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant based on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.


About Reading & Math Corps

Become a Tutor and Change Lives: As a Reading Corps or Math Corps tutor you’ll gain experience to build your resume and launch your career. Service can be a meaningful gap year, providing money to repay loans or pay for grad school. It also provides valuable experience in a school setting for new grads who aspire to work in education. Reading Corps: Reading Corps is a breakthrough AmeriCorps program that is changing academic outcomes for thousands of students. Since launching in 2003, Reading Corps has served nearly 200,000 children nationwide. It combines the power of national service with literacy science to deliver targeted strategies that are proven to help struggling learners transform into confident students – something that translates into all areas of their lives. Reading Corps helps children, age 3 to grade 3, get ready for Kindergarten and succeed in reading by the end of third grade. Math Corps: Math Corps is a revolutionary AmeriCorps tutoring program that helps Minnesota students become proficient in algebra by the end of eighth grade, setting them up for success in academics and an economy dependent on understanding math concepts. Through Math Corps, 4th-8th grade students get the opportunity to master each concept, instilling a sense of confidence and a willingness to take on new challenges. Since 2007, Math Corps has reached nearly 20,000 students by training and placing much-needed tutors in schools across Minnesota to provide tutoring during the school day.