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Reading & Math Corps | Cottage Grove, MN
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Elementary Literacy Tutor Job ID 2017-11569 Location Name Cottage Grove Elementary (K3) Location US-MN-Cottage Grove Category Elementary Literacy Tutor Bi-Weekly Living Allowance 424.52 Yearly Education Award 2907.5 Program Reading Corps Site District South Washington County Schools Start Date 11/12/2017 Expected End Date 6/23/2018 Type Three-Quarter

Position Summary
The Elementary 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. This is an AmeriCorps service member position with the AmeriCorps program, Minnesota Reading Corps.

Essential Functions

Early Literacy Intervention and Assessment

?Conduct one-on-one tutoring sessions with students using scripted, evidence-based literacy interventions provided by Reading Corps; achieve a high degree of fidelity to the scripted interventions.

?Assist children in improving their reading skills and abilities to reach grade level expectations.

?Provide opportunities for family literacy involvement for Reading Corps students, including implementing the Reading Corps family engagement literacy intervention - Read at Home! (RAH!).

?Develop and maintain a weekly tutoring schedule for students which maximizes the number of students served and allows each child to receive daily 20-minute reading tutoring sessions.

?Identify students who qualify for Reading Corps tutoring services based on a Reading Corps designed assessment with direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach.

?Assess, with a high level of accuracy, students' continual progress using tri-annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments.

?Provide complete, accurate, and timely documentation of students' weekly progress scores and interventions using an online database; maintain confidentiality of all student data.

?Regularly review student data with Internal Coach and Master Coach to gauge the effectiveness of the literacy intervention being used and determine if a change in strategy is necessary.

?Participate in coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor); act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.


?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, and the Master Coach regarding student schedules, interventions, student progress, etc.

?Communicate effectively with Reading Corps staff and site personnel.


?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); travel as necessary.

Secondary Functions

?Perform assignments and/or duties 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.

Minimum 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 checks.

?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. This document is available in alternative formats.

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.