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Full-Time Literacy Tutor (2018-19, AmeriCorps)

The Literacy Lab

The Literacy Lab’s mission is to provide low-income children with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life. Our rigorously trained, full-time tutors work at high-need schools, providing daily, evidence-based interventions to students age 3 – grade 3. During the 2018-19 school year, over 300 full-time tutors will serve in 100+ schools, impacting over 6,000 students across our 6 metro areas.

Required Qualifications:
At minimum, a tutor must: Serve 40-45 hours/week; including normal school staff hours (e.g. M-F, 8AM- 5PM; varies by school, required professional developments, trainings, community service, etc. (occasional late afternoons/early evening hours); Commit through the end of the program year (usually July 2018); Seize additional opportunities to serve your school and community (e.g. volunteering at a local library or food bank one evening/week, etc.); Implement ongoing feedback through regular observations by your coaches; Adhere to a data-driven, scripted tutoring program. At minimum, all applicants must: Be at least 18 years old; Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency; Have served no more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms; Be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident legal alien; Unfortunately, potential applicants with DACA status are not eligible at this time. Candidates MUST NOT be registered, or be required to register, on any sex offender registry.
Salary:
Modest living allowance
Benefits:
Over the course of their service term, tutors receive: A modest living allowance (Richmond/ Hampton: $1400/ month before taxes); An AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,000 for 1700-hour members; Federal student loan forbearance; Basic health insurance (premiums covered by The Literacy Lab); Childcare and SNAP assistance (if eligible); Training and coaching in effective, evidence-based strategies from literacy experts and school-based staff; Access national Literacy Lab and AmeriCorps networks; A foot-in-the door with local school systems
How to apply:
Applications are accepted ONLY through The Literacy Lab’s website: https://goo.gl/yvzJdK
Website:
https://theliteracylab.org/
Classifications:
Education
Location:
Richmond
Posting Organization:
The Literacy Lab