Reading Tutor

Moorhead, Minnesota
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Oct 09, 2020

Position Summary

Thousands of Minnesota kids need help in reading and you can make all the difference. Offer your time and talent as a tutor and be more for these students.


As a Reading Tutor, you’ll either choose to serve at a preschool helping children ages 3-5 to build skills and get ready for Kindergarten or at an elementary school helping students in grades K-3 to become better readers. With great training and onsite coaching, we’ll prepare you to work one-on-one or in small groups to help kids develop their reading skills and confidence! 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, October 2020 or January 2021.  


This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Reading Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing group of more than 1,500 Minnesota tutors, determined to help students be more.

What to Expect

  • Be a change maker by providing one-on-one or small group reading help during school hours.
  • 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

Perks Package

Perks at 35 Hours a Week: 

  • Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $650
  • Education Award - $4,336*
  • Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment
  • Individual Health Insurance (premium 100% paid)
  • Child Care Assistance (based on family size and income)


Perks at 25 Hours a Week: 

  • Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $324
  • Education Award - $3,097*
  • Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment


Perks at 18 Hours a Week: 

  • Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $247
  • Education Award - $2,360*
  • Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment


*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. Award amounts listed are for tutors beginning their service in September 2019. View benefits grid for other start dates here

What it Takes

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
  • Can set a pace and maintain a schedule with students
  • Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online systems)
  • 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


*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.

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