Reading, math tutors wanted

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Duluth needs 35 literacy tutors and seven math tutors for the 2017-2018 school year, according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. This is part of an AmeriCorps recruitment effort of approximately 1,700 literacy and 300 math tutors throughout the state.

Both full- and part-time tutors are being recruited to begin a year of paid service this fall. Duluth schools that have been awarded tutor positions are Barnes Early Childhood Center, Congdon Park Elementary, Homecroft Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Laura MacArthur Elementary, Lester Park Elementary, Lowell Elementary, Myers-Wilkens Elementary, North Star Academy, Piedmont Elementary, Spirit Valley YWCA, and Stowe Elementary. There are approximately 900 sites statewide awarded this status.

Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps tutors commit to 11 months of service, during which they earn $574 (full-time) every two weeks and an education award of up to $5,815 to help pay for further education at the end of their service. Full-time tutors are also eligible for health insurance and child care assistance.

Math and literacy tutors are fully trained by Math Corps and Reading Corps. Tutor candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from high school graduates to retirees. Mid-career individuals considering a professional change are also excellent candidates. Parents also find serving as a tutor is a great way to support their child's school. To apply, visit readingandmath.net or call (866) 859-2825.