Thirteen reading and math tutors are needed in Rochester schools as part of the Reading Corps and Math Corps program of AmeriCorps.
Reading and Math Inc., the nonprofit that administers some of the state’s largest AmeriCorps programs, is accepting tutor applications for the 2021-22 school year. Candidates should apply by Oct. 6.
Tutors are paid via a stipend, which is equivalent to $15/hour for Reading Corps and Math Corps, along with other Minnesota AmeriCorps programs. In addition to the higher stipend, members will receive free individual health insurance, and up to an additional $6,300 for college tuition or student loans.
Nearly half of the state's students struggle with reading or math, and large disparities exist for students of color and American Indian students. Reading Corps and Math Corps are trained in evidence-based interventions and placed in schools to help students build foundational skills.