Minnesota Reading, Math Corps seeks tutors for upcoming school year

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August 6, 2014
By: Bjorn Saterbak
Bjorn Saterbak

Officials from the Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps are seeking 192 literacy tutors and 26 math tutors for the 2014-2015 school year in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. 

Minneapolis is said to need 119 literacy tutors and 16 math tutors, while St. Paul is said to need 83 literacy tutors and 10 math tutors.

Full-time tutors receive a biweekly pay of $526 and an education award of up to $5,645. They may also receive health insurance.

Sheila Piippo, Reading Corps and Math Corps executive director, explained that they are seeking both full- and part-time tutors to begin almost immediately.

“Our math and literacy tutors fill a critical need for students struggling with math and reading,” Piippo said in a statement Tuesday. “Studies show that reading success by third grade and math success by eighth grade are key indicators for further academic achievement.”

Tutors are fully trained by Reading Corps and Math Corps, and candidates come from a variety of backgrounds. Piippo said mid-career individuals considering a professional change are excellent candidates.

By joining Reading Corps or Math Corps, tutors will join a network of more than 1,200 members who help more than 34,000 students in the nation. Minnesota statewide initiatives help every student become a successful reader by the end of third grade and proficient in math by the end of eighth grade.

To learn more or to apply to serve as a tutor, click here to visit Reading Corps and click here to visit Math Corps.