Thousands of Florida kids need help getting ready for Kindergarten and you can make all the difference. Offer your time and talent as a tutor and be more for preschool students.
As a Preschool Literacy Tutor you’ll spend your days helping children ages 3-5 to talk, read, write, sing and play in order to develop early literacy skills and get ready for Kindergarten. Embedded in a classroom, you’ll work closely with a teacher to enhance daily literacy activities and help students build both skills and confidence. With great training and onsite coaching, you’ll be ready to make an impact.
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 2020-21 school year. Tutors have the option of beginning in August 2020, September 2020, or January 2021.
This is an AmeriCorps member position with Florida Reading Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing group of more than 50 Florida tutors, determined to help students be more.
What to Expect:
Be the literacy support for a classroom of preschool learners — spend your days helping children play rhyming games, write their names and learn letter sounds.
Be the reason students are ready for Kindergarten.
Be the reason struggling students build their 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 the motivation 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.
Give your time as a tutor and you’ll receive a scalable perks package based on the start date of August, September or January.
All tutors receive:
Stipend Paid Every 2 Weeks
Education Award for Tuition or Student Loans*
Federal Student Loan Forbearance and Interest Repayment
Tutors will serve 35 hours a week and are also eligible to receive:
Individual Health Insurance — Monthly Premium 100% Covered
Child Care Assistance — Based on Family Size and Income
What it Takes:
- 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, stepchild or foster child.
Great tutors come from all walks of life. Whether you are 18 or 85, 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 instructions
Are energized by young learners and want to help them discover new things.
Eager to work collaboratively with the classroom teaching team.
Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
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 Program
Agree to and successfully complete a background check
Want to Learn More?:
- 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.
Watch this 2-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a tutor! Or click here to view the position description.
We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 305-306-7811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our Organization:
Florida Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 1,000 Florida children, age 3 to 5, become successful readers each year. Started in 2014, the program has helped more than 3,000 children improve their skills and become better readers. 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! Building on success in Minnesota, Reading Corps is replicated nationally in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
Florida Reading Corps is administered by Reading & Math, Inc., a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. also administers Florida Reading Corps, Wisconsin 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, 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.