With fewer than a third of Minnesota students achieving grade-level proficiency in literacy and math, one Math Corps tutor and five Early Learning Corps tutors are being sought to serve in Eden Prairie area schools.
The application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 4, to begin serving in October, and Dec. 13 to begin serving in January.
Tutors placed at local schools can choose to serve 35, 25 or 18 hours a week. Some locations also have opportunities for 10 hours weekly. Using scripted activities, tutors meet with students individually and in small groups to practice essential skills. Prior teaching experience isn’t required – all tutors receive comprehensive training and ongoing coaching.
With so many students needing extra support to read and do math at grade level, hundreds of tutors are needed statewide. All tutors receive a stipend every two weeks (about $15/hour served), plus up to $4,800 to pay for college tuition or student loans. Those who are 55 or older may choose to gift their education award to their child, grandchild, stepchild, or foster child. Many tutors also qualify for additional benefits such as free individual health insurance and childcare assistance.
For more information or to apply to become a tutor, visit readingandmath.org.
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