1. Financial Benefits
Living allowance Tutors receive a living allowance which is, prior to taxes, approximately $400(450 hours) or $600 (675 hours) to be paid once per month.
2. Education Award
Tutors who successfully complete their year of service will receive an education award of $2215.24 (675 hours) or $1,538.36 (450 hours) that can be used to pay back federal student loans, the cost of tuition or other educational purposes. Tutors ages 55+ may choose to transfer their education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child within seven years.
3. Student Loan Forbearance
If a tutor is making payments to a federally-backed education loan, payments may be put into forbearance during his or her year of service. Upon successful completion of the program, the accrued interest will be paid by the National Service Trust.
5. Training, Coaching & Experience in
Research-Based Literacy Strategies
6. Professional Skill-Building & Networks
1. Commit to 10 months
After we hire and train a tutor for a school, we rely on that tutor for the whole term of service– no substitutes or replacements. Our service term runs from August 8, 2017- May 31, 2018.
2. Serve 675 (Reduced Half Time) or
450 (Quarter Time) hours
Reduced Half Time members serve 20 hour per week for a minimum total of 675 hours. Nearly all of these hours are accrued during typical school-day hours.
Quarter Time tutors serve at least 15 hours per week for a minimum total of 450 hours. Nearly of these hours are accrued during typical school-day hours.
3. Serve daily in a school setting
Tutors implement the Reading Corps model with fidelity, which includes meeting with their students every day of the school week during normal school hours. Your schedule must be consistent throughout the year so that the student tutoring schedule is consistent. Tutors also participate in 2 additional Days of Service which typically occur after-school or in the evening at the school.
4. Participate in professional training
If you are accepted into the program, you will attend required training sessions: 3-day Reading Corps Institute + 1 additional full day and 1 additional half day trainings that will continue to build your skills.
5. Engage in your community
Reading Corps tutors spend their year viewing their community through the lens of service. They seize opportunities to be involved with community-based service activities, such as volunteering at a library and getting involved on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Occasional weekend or evening service may be necessary.