Make Your Mark by Making a Difference

Trained to change the future

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.

Our Approach

A Day In the Life

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?

PreK Program

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.


K-3 Program

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.


What You Give

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

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.

Living Stipend

Living Stipend

To help with your living expenses while you serve, you’ll receive a check every two weeks.

New Skills

New Skills

You’ll build skills such as professionalism and communication, and will gain invaluable experience working in a school setting.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Serve full-time with Wisconsin Reading Corps and you're eligible for health insurance with no monthly premiums

Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance

Depending on your household income, you may qualify to receive help with child-care costs.

New Friends of All Ages

New Friends of All Ages

Grow your personal and professional networks, get to know your community, and receive hundreds of smiles and high fives.

More Details Apply

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From the Tutors

  • “My students work hard and inspire me to always be my best.”

    Merari, Reading tutor — Auer Elementary School, Milwaukee
  • "I serve because I truly believe that a life cannot be fully lived without being in service to others."  

    Michael, Reading Tutor — Watertown
  • 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.   

    Ty, Reading Tutor — Milwaukee
  • "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."  

    Malik, Reading Tutor — Milwaukee
  • “I serve because it is my duty to play an active role in the future of my community. ”  

    Angellica, Reading Tutor — Milwaukee

More Stories

Don Olson

As a part of Reading Corps, you really get the satisfaction of knowing you made a kid’s day.

Hanna Le

I learned English through one-on-one tutoring – I know it helped me. Individual tutoring sessions are often better for learners.

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