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Become a Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy Tutor at Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District
Looking for a great opportunity for 2012-13? Northwinds Elementary and Parkside Elementary Schools are looking for 2 part-time and 1 full-time K-3 Reading Corps tutors, respectively. This is not a district position, it's part of AmeriCorps. The positions begin in August 2012. To learn more about these exciting opportunities, please read below, then go to www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org to apply.
To read more about the program and to apply, visit www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org.
Minnesota Reading Corps, the country's largest state AmeriCorps program, will train and place over 1,000 literacy tutors in schools across the state. These tutors provide research-based strategies, monitor progress and ultimately, guide struggling students toward becoming successful readers by the end of third grade. It's a chance to explore life in our school and create growth– both in your life and a young child's life. Parkside Elementary School has 1 full-time position available starting August 2012. Northwinds Elementary has 2 part-time positions available starting August 2012. Part-time Elementary Literacy Tutors at Northwinds Elementary will be expected to work morning hours or will be AM positions.
During your eleven-month AmeriCorps service, you'll receive extensive training, support and general professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a living stipend of about $500 biweekly (full-time) or about $250 biweekly (part-time), an education award of $5,550 (full-time) or $2,775 (part-time) and other benefits if eligible.
All tutors serve 11 months as AmeriCorps members, beginning in August, and will be trained by Minnesota Reading Corps to provide proven, data-driven literacy strategies to at-risk children.
Elementary Literacy Tutors work one-on-one with K-3 children who need help learning to read. These AmeriCorps members are trained in research-based strategies and use prescribed literacy interventions and conduct weekly progress monitoring to ensure the student is on track to read at grade level by the end of third grade. They commit to daytime hours and are placed in elementary schools, where they build their professional experience and network. There may be some additional after school or evening hours throughout the school year.
• Strong interest in education, specifically helping children develop early language and literacy skills
• Experience working with children, preferably in an early childhood setting or as a literacy tutor
• Dedication to community service
• Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail
• Speak, read, and write English fluently
• Responsible, organized, flexible, motivated, professional
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to make a commitment to complete 11 months of service (August 2012 – June 30, 2013)