Burnsville needs reading, math tutors for 2017-18

Burnsville needs 12 literacy tutors and two math tutors for the 2017-18 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, with as many as 1,000 tutors in Twin Cities schools.

Both full- and part-time tutors are being recruited to begin a year of paid service this fall. The statewide programs are designed to help every Minnesota student succeed in reading by the end of third grade, and in math by the end of eighth grade.

Burnsville schools that have been awarded tutor positions are: Edward Neill Elementary, Gideon Pond Elementary, Harriet Bishop Elementary, Hidden Valley Elementary, Rahn Elementary, Sioux Trail Elementary, Sky Oaks Elementary, Vista View Elementary and William Byrne STEM Elementary.

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 learn more about Reading Corps or Math Corps, or to apply to serve as a tutor, visit readingandmath.net or call 866-859-2825.