Elementary Literacy Tutor - Centennial
How to apply: www.readingandmath.net
Work one-on-one with students in kindergarten through third grade who need extra
support learning to read. Tutors work with the same students in 20-minute sessions
every day during school hours, using a variety of scripted Minnesota Reading Corps
strategies, called interventions.
With younger students, tutors help build early literacy skills, such as letter sounds
and names, and word blending. For older students, tutors select reading passages and
follow intervention scripts to practice fluency skills.
Conduct quick and easy literacy assessments, and enter the student data into an
online data system. Tutors will use this data to monitor student progress, plan, and
Maintain confidentiality of all student data
Provide opportunities for families to get involved in their child’s education by
sharing Reading Corps literacy activities to do at home
Attend 3 days of mandatory training prior to service with students, plus additional
required training sessions throughout the year. Tutors will receive the consistent
support of an onsite coach. Some travel may be necessary to attend training.
Participate in site-sponsored activities such as book fairs and family nights
All position require availability everday Monday-Friday during regular school hours.
While the majority of service hours are completed onsite during school hours, most
tutors engage in additional community service, which may take place during evening
and weekend hours.
Strong interest in education, specifically in helping elementary students develop
their literacy skills
Dedication to community service and abilityto commit to a full term of service
Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email
Attention to detail
Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, and professional
Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program
Excellent time management and decision-making skills
Ability to work with diverse personalities and adapt to the school environment
Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity
Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
Age 18 or older by the program start date
Possess a high school diploma or a GED by the program start date
Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.