Math Corps Tutor (Grades 4-8)

The Literacy Lab

About the organization

The Literacy Lab’s mission is to provide children from low-income families with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life.

The Literacy Lab serves children from age three through grade three. We partner with school districts to help close the literacy gap largely by embedding full-time, rigorously-trained tutors in early childhood centers and elementary schools. The Literacy Lab also supports early literacy for families experiencing homelessness.


We are launching the our first Math Corpsin response to the needs of middle schools across D.C.!!! The Literacy Lab recognizes that ensuring all students have the chance to develop math skills proficiently is an urgent and critical need. Our approach is to provide middle schools with evidence-based math interventions and full-time math tutors to implement a proven math model. With the help of assessment tools, their coaching teams, and The Literacy Lab’s program staff, our tutors help their students develop foundational math skills and greater opportunities in life.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of children while gaining professional skills and experience in the fields of education, nonprofit, and social justice, a service term with The Literacy Lab may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Math Corps tutors serve full-time from January - December 2022 and work with a caseload of about 22-26 students who need targeted math support. At their school site, tutors implement Math Corps specific math interventions, conduct weekly progress monitoring, and work with a team of coaches to make data-informed decisions to ensure each child is on track to develop foundational math skills proficiency.
Tutors are a part of the school community and work to build strong relationships with students, teachers, and other staff. In addition, tutors participate in community-based volunteer opportunities and ongoing professional development sessions.


Perks as a Tutor
All tutors receive:
$1600 Monthly Stipend ($800 Paid Every 2 Weeks)
Segal Education Award For Tuition or Student Loans* - Amounts listed below following successful completion of service during outlined months.
January - July 2022: $3,247.50
August-December 2022: $2,474.27
Federal Student Loan Forbearance and Interest Repayment
Tutors serving 40 hours a week are also eligible to receive:
Individual Health Insurance — Monthly Premium 100% Covered
Child Care Assistance — Based on Family Size and Income

At a minimum, a tutor must:
Serve in a full-time capacity, approx. 8 hours/ day, M-F
Commit to a full service term (January-December 2022)
Implement feedback from coaches and program staff
Utilize Math Corps specific data-based and scripted curriculum
Participate in service days, ongoing training, and other Literacy Lab events and meetings
Passionate about working with middle school students!

At a minimum, all tutors must:
Be at least 17 years old
Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency
Have served no more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms (no prior AmeriCorps experience necessary)
Be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident
DACA recipients are unfortunately not eligible to apply. Candidates must not be registered, or be required to register, on any sex offender registry.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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