High fives and excited hellos are in your future.

There’s nothing quite like seeing a student’s face light up when they start connecting the dots. As a tutor, you provide one-on-one support for students, while they build the skills they need to succeed – in the classroom, and for a lifetime.

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How do you want to serve?

We’re powered by passionate people who are ready to give a little extra help to students. We have three great programs with different focuses and age ranges of the kids you tutor. 

Reading Corps

Students who are strong readers by the end of 3rd grade are positioned to be strong learners for the rest of their lives. Help them get there!

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Math Corps

Kids who master core math skills are prepared for greater challenges in high school, college, and the workplace. You can help make that happen!

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Early Learning Corps

Preschoolers who develop early literacy and math skills are better prepared for kindergarten. Sign up for success!

Explore Early Learning Corps

Perks & Benefits

As a tutor, you’ll receive AmeriCorps member benefits like regular stipend, extra money for college or student loans, health insurance and more.

Tuition and Loan Repayment

Complete a term of service and receive an education award, payable for tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older can transfer their award!

Living Stipend

All tutors  receive a stipend every two weeks during their term of service. The stipend increases based on hours served!

Career Development

Tutors achieve new skills and invaluable experience by collaborating with educators in a school setting. Many of our tutors consider becoming educators!

Health Insurance

Serve full time as a tutor and you’re eligible for individual health insurance with no monthly premiums.

Child Care Assistance

Full-time tutors may be eligible to receive child care assistance (household income restrictions apply).

Career Pathways

Grow your professional and personal networks, invest in your community, and enjoy your new student fan base!

FAQs

Who can serve with Minnesota Reading Corps, Math Corps or Early Learning Corps?

Great tutors come from all walks of life. Whether you’re 18 or 85, your most important qualification is a desire to help children succeed! That said, it’s important that you meet the following minimum qualifications by the beginning of your service:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Have served fewer than four terms with AmeriCorps
    Reading Corps, Math Corps, and Early Learning Corps will not discriminate for or against any 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, or age. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

I’ve served with AmeriCorps before. How do I know if I’m eligible for another year of service?

AmeriCorps term limits are a federal regulation. Currently, you can serve up to four terms with an AmeriCorps national program or a state program such as Minnesota Reading Corps or Math Corps. After serving four terms, you’re still eligible to serve with an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) or National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program.

If you’re considering more than two terms of service, please keep in mind that AmeriCorps members are able to earn no more than the value of two full-time education awards. Once you meet this limit, you will not receive additional education awards for additional terms of service.

I’m a college student and have daytime classes. Can I still be a tutor?

We’ve got great options for college students and would love to chat with you about specific opportunities! Most often, college students choose to serve 18 or 25 hours a week. It’s important to know that tutors serve during the school day (generally between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

To talk more about your schedule and what may work for you, call 866-859-2825 or email [email protected].

Can I have an additional job to make ends meet while I’m a tutor?

Yes! You’ll need to maintain a consistent schedule at your school, but are welcome to work part-time whenever you aren’t scheduled to be tutoring.

Will I have to travel?

You’ll spend most of your time helping students at one site, not on the road! New tutors attend a four-day training called “Institute”. To help you better serve your students, you’ll also participate in several additional trainings during the year. These trainings are offered regionally to minimize your drive time.

All tutors are reimbursed for their mileage when they drive to trainings. Mileage is not reimbursed for your daily commute.

Where are the program sites located?

Our programs have been replicated in 14 states and Washington, D.C. (so far). Some states may just have one program, while other host all three. Visit our location page to find programs near you.

What is the curriculum?

Reading Corps is designed to give students additional guided practice outside of their core reading instruction time and doesn’t use a specific curriculum. Rather, we use research-based strategies that are proven to be effective for children who need extra help practicing targeted reading or pre-reading skills.

Math Corps is designed to give students additional guided practice outside of their core math instruction time and doesn’t use a specific curriculum. Rather, we use research-based strategies that are proven to be effective for children who need extra help practicing foundational math skills. Below are some sample questions that represent the math that our students need to practice.

  • Multi-digit multiplication example: A truck has 50 boxes of jump ropes. Each box contains 100 jump ropes. How many jump ropes are on the truck?
  • Fraction example: Write or draw 3 fractions that are equivalent to 1/2.
  • Decimal example: Round .438 to the nearest tenth.
  • Equations and inequalities: Which value makes the equation 5b +15 = 30 true?
  • Area example: A triangle has a height of 25 feet. The length of its base is 12 feet. What is the area of the triangle?

Are there summer-only positions?

No. Our positions run through the school year.

What are the benefits?

Tutors receive a modest stipend and an education award (up to $4,441) to pay for higher education or to repay qualified student loans. Tutors 55+ may choose to gift their education award to their child, grandchild, step child, or foster child. During their service, tutors may be eligible for student loan forbearance, health insurance, and child care assistance.

Tutors also participate in training, create career connections, and develop marketable skills, while making a real difference in people’s lives. Service is an awesome adventure and an experience of a lifetime.

Is there health coverage?

Full-time AmeriCorps members are eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan with no monthly premium cost. (Educator Corps members are not eligible for health insurance.)

What is an education award?

A benefit of AmeriCorps service, the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is granted when you successfully complete the required number of service hours. You can apply the award to educational costs, such as federal student loans, college tuition, educational supplies, etc. You have seven years to use your award.

If you’re age 55 or older at the start of your service, you may choose to transfer your education award to your child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild or foster child. The recipient of a transferred award has 10 years to use the award, beginning on the date it was earned. You can only transfer the award once, and it cannot be divided among multiple recipients. Learn more about the education award here.

Is this a paid or volunteer position?

If you join one of our programs, you are committing to complete a term of national service through AmeriCorps; you are not entering into permanent employment. In exchange for your service, you’ll receive a living stipend every two weeks while you serve.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps, often called the “domestic Peace Corps,” is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.

Each year, AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 75,000 Americans to give back to their communities and country through dedicated national service. Since its creation in 1994, more than one million Americans have served their communities through the AmeriCorps program.

About 2,000+ individuals are serving with AmeriCorps programs in this year. Most serve as tutors with Reading Corps or Math Corps.

What is the difference between a “member” and a “tutor”?

No difference! Members and tutors are the same.

What’s the relationship between a program like Reading Corps and AmeriCorps?

As part of the national service network of AmeriCorps, our education programs like Reading Corps receives the majority of funding from the AmeriCorps. Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps tutoring program in the country!

AmeriCorps is the nation’s largest grantmaker in support of service and volunteering, engaging more than three million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year. AmeriCorps program members, and the volunteers they help coordinate, enable tens of thousands of national and local nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, schools and municipal agencies solve tough problems and meet local needs in six priority areas: education, health, the environment, veterans and military families, economic opportunity, and disaster relief.

What is the Educator Corps?

If you’re already a paid staff member at an existing Reading Corps site, you’re eligible to join the Educator Corps and be trained in how to incorporate the Reading Corps model into your preschool classroom. Educator Corps members do not receive a living allowance, but they are eligible for an education award.

What is the application deadline?

Positions for each school year begin in August. We fill available positions on a rolling basis and have tutors starting their service in August, October and January. Early applicants have more placement choices, so we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later.

TUTOR STORIES

“I learned English through one-on-one tutoring – I know it helped me. Individual tutoring sessions are often better for learners.”

“I wake up every morning looking forward to the day, knowing that I’ll be contributing. I am preparing the children for Kindergarten and for their years in school after that. I love what I am doing.”

“Satisfy your curiosity. Jump in there and do a year of service. Find out that, hey, in helping others, you’ve helped yourself a whole lot more than you could ever have believed.”

Locations

California

Locations: Fresno, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Stockton and Tulare Counties

Focus: Early Literacy/Numeracy, Reading and Math

Ages Served: PreK-8th Grade

Weekly Commitment: 18, 25 or 35 hours

Positions: Math Tutor, PreK Literacy Tutor, Reading Tutor

 

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Florida

Locations: Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties

Focus: Early Literacy/Numeracy

Ages Served: PreK (ages 3-5)

Weekly Commitment: 35 hours

Positions: PreK Literacy Tutor

 

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Georgia

Locations: Albany; Calhoun and Clay Counties

Focus: Reading and Math

Ages Served: Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Weekly Commitment: 25 or 35 hours

Positions: Reading Tutor, Math Tutor – Elementary, Math Tutor – Grades 4-8

 

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Minnesota

Locations: Statewide

Focus: Early Literacy/Numeracy, Reading and Math

Ages Served: Infants-8th Grade

Weekly Commitment: 10, 18, 25, 35 or 40 hours

Positions:

  • Educator Corps Tutor
  • Math Tutor – Grades K-3
  • Math Tutor – Grades 4-8
  • Reading Tutor – Family Child Care
  • Reading Buddy
  • Scholar Coach
  • Reading Tutor

 

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Mississippi

Locations: Jackson

Focus: Reading and Math

Ages Served: Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Weekly Commitment: 21 or 32 hours

Positions: Reading Tutor – Grades K-3, Math Tutor – Grades 4-8

 

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Wisconsin

Locations: Beloit, Edgerton, Juneau, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Watertown, Wauwatosa, West Allis and West Bend

Focus: Reading

Ages Served: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Weekly Commitment: 25 or 35 hours

Positions: Reading Tutor

 

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