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Thinking of applying to join Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps? We’re so glad you’re here! On this page you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What are the Benefits?

Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! Give your time as a tutor and you’ll receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 35, 25, or 18 hours per week.

 35 hrs/week25 hrs/week18 hrs/week
Stipend Paid Every Two Weeks$900$650$450
Estimated Education Award
August Start$4,441$3,172$2,417
October Start$3,172$2,417$1,678
January Start$2,417$1,678$1,342
Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest RepaymentXXX
Individual Health InsuranceX
Child Care AssistanceX

*Individuals serving in the Scholar Coach, Family Childcare, and other positions not reflected above receive different benefits packages. For position-specific benefits details, be sure to reference the job posting.

How Can I Use the Education Award I will earn?

The 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 or foster child. Learn more by visiting nationalservice.gov.

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 (acceptable eligibility documents). Please note that individuals who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve in our AmeriCorps programs at this time.

  • Have not already served 4 terms of service (AmeriCorps state/national programs have a term limit of 4 terms of service)

Reading Corps and Math 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.

Can I Apply to Serve at More Than One School?

Yes! Search for the specific city or school you’d prefer to serve in. Then click on the opportunity that interests you most and hit “Apply Now” to apply directly for that school.

What If I’m Unsure About What Location is Best for Me?

If you’re interested in multiple schools or aren’t sure which school would suit you best, simply submit one application to the opportunity you think most closely matches your needs and one of our recruiters will help ensure you find the right fit.

What Start Dates are Available?

There are many opportunities to join Reading Corps & Math Corps during the school year! In 2021-22 tutors can elect to begin their service on August 30, 2021, October 25, 2021, or January 17, 2022. Learn more about the member selection timeline and process.

What Will My Hours Be?

Tutors work with students Monday through Friday during school hours and typically begin serving at the beginning of the school day, but your specific schedule will depend on your position and the school in which you serve. Parents who serve as tutors love being on the same schedule as their child during the school day!

I Have Other Commitments During the School Day. Can I Still Serve?

Possibly. Most of our positions require members to serve Monday through Friday for a specified number of hours each day, but we may have a position available that fits with your schedule. If you have specific questions about your schedule and the required commitment for service, please contact one of our talent specialists by email at [email protected] or by phone at 866-859-2825

What is the Time Commitment?

Students make the most progress when they have consistent help. When you become a tutor, we ask that you commit to serving through the end of the school year. There are a variety of opportunities to serve 18, 25 and 35 hours per week. There are also a select number of opportunities to serve more than 35 hours a week. If this is of interest to you, be sure to note it on your application or when you speak with a recruiter!

What Training Do I Receive?

All members begin their experience with a training called “Institute.” While learning from literacy and math experts, you’ll gain the tools and fundamental skills needed to help struggling learners succeed. You’ll also have the opportunity meet and connect with great people from all across the state. During your service, you’ll also have the support of an Internal Coach at your site and a Master Coach, who will work closely with you throughout your term of service to ensure you and your students are successful.

How has Training Changed for the 2020-21 School Year?

To make our member training safe and accessible for the 2020-21 school year, we are moving all training for to an online virtual platform. Training will take place both via “live” webinar formats and also through online self-paced training modules.

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