Even before the pandemic, more than 375,000 school age children in Minnesota were estimated to need extra help with reading and math. Now, after more than a year of disruptions to learning due to COVID-19, the need is likely even higher. Responding to these unprecedented educational challenges, AmeriCorps is seeking 121 Reading Corps and 16 Math Corps tutors in Minneapolis for the 2021-22 school year. Overall, Reading Corps and Math Corps are recruiting 1,700 tutors for Minnesota schools.
With new health and safety protocols in place, Reading Corps and Math Corps will prepare tutors to return to schools to support students in-person this fall. Tutors are needed at three different levels of commitment: 35, 25 or 18 hours a week. Tutors receive a stipend every two weeks, plus extra money 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 health insurance and childcare assistance.
Applicants can opt to begin in August, October or January. The application deadline is Aug. 11 to start at the end of that month. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply now at readingandmath.org or by calling 866-859-2825.
Columbia Heights: 7 Reading and 1 Math Tutors.
Heights ACCAP: 2 Reading.
Valley View Elementary: 5 Reading, 1 Math.
St. Anthony: 4 Reading and 2 Math Tutors.
St. Anthony Community Services: 2 Reading.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School: 2 Reading, 2 Math.
NE Minneapolis: 9 Reading and 4 Math Tutors.
Sheridan Arts Spanish Dual Immersion: 1 Reading.
Northeast PreK: 2 Reading.
Waite Park Community: 1 Reading.
NE College Prep: 3 Reading, 1 Math.
New City Charter: 1 Reading, 2 Math.
Webster Elementary: 1 Reading, 1 Math.