As a Reading Corps literacy tutor, you’ll have a lasting impact on your students by preparing them to be successful readers for the rest of their lives. Whatever your experience or background, we’ll train and coach you in proven strategies to help your students succeed. The rewards are amazing: You’ll be the first to see your students’ progress, smiles and new confidence.
Ready to learn more? Let us take you along for a typical day in the life of a Preschool or K-3 tutor.
Which Opportunity Is Right for You?
As a preschool literacy tutor, you’ll work with a classroom of children ages 3–5 to help develop their early literacy skills and get them ready for Kindergarten. You’ll collaborate with classroom teachers throughout the day and provide an extra boost to groups or individual students who need it.
As an elementary literacy tutor, you’ll work one-on-one with K–3 students who need help practicing their reading skills. You’ll be trained to use specific tools and monitor progress to ensure that each student is on track to read fluently by the end of third grade.
When you join Wisconsin Reading Corps, you’ll serve every school day (usually five days a week) and be one of 80,000 Americans who choose to invest in their communities by serving in AmeriCorps each year.
What You’ll Get: Benefits for Tutors
Tuition & Loan Repayment
Earn an education award to pay tuition or repay student loans. Tutors 55 and older can transfer their awards to their child, grandchild or foster child. Student loan forbearance is also available.
To help with your living expenses while you serve, you’ll receive a check every two weeks.
You’ll build skills such as professionalism and communication, and will gain invaluable experience working in a school setting.
Serve full-time with Wisconsin Reading Corps and you're eligible for health insurance with no monthly premiums
Child Care Assistance
Depending on your household income, you may qualify to receive help with child-care costs.
New Friends of All Ages
Grow your personal and professional networks, get to know your community, and receive hundreds of smiles and high fives.
“My students work hard and inspire me to always be my best.”
"I serve because I truly believe that a life cannot be fully lived without being in service to others."
I chose to serve in order to help kids who need a little more help than their schools can provide. Many kids in Milwaukee need consistent guidance and a trustworthy role model and that’s exactly who I aim to be.
"We really are changing people’s lives for the better and not only that, but it’s positively affecting me as an individual to grow."
“I serve because it is my duty to play an active role in the future of my community. ”