Preschool Tutor - DENVER METRO AREA

Colorado Youth for a Change

About the organization

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization with a statewide scope. CYC’s mission is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. CYC provides a continuum of services from Prekindergarten through High School to help students find success through tutoring, case management, and outreach to help in-school youth remain in school or out-of-school youth return to school. Reading Corps is the first step along that continuum to support students.

Duties

Program Overview

Colorado Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program with the mission of ensuring that all students in Colorado are reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Colorado Reading Corps is replicated from the successful Minnesota Reading Corps.

Nationally, the Reading Corps program is a breakthrough AmeriCorps program that is changing academic outcomes for thousands of students. With more than 1,900 tutors serving in 12 states and Washington D.C., Reading Corps is helping more than 40,000 students each year become successful readers. It combines the power of national service with literacy science to deliver proven approaches that help struggling learners transform into confident students – something that translates into all areas of their lives.

Because Reading Corps tutors are in the schools full-time, they are providing consistent, daily tutoring, which is the reason why this model has a greater impact on student success. Tutors commit to a term of service, and receive rigorous training plus ongoing expert literacy coaching throughout the year. With the use of rich data assessments, they ensure their efforts produce the desired results – helping children achieve grade-level reading proficiency.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Must be 18 years of age or older by start date.
Must have at least a high school diploma or recognized equivalent by start date.
Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
Must pass mandatory pre-service background check.
Must not have served 4 or more prior terms of service with AmeriCorps.
Speak, read, and write English fluently.
Interest in education, specifically helping young children develop early language and literacy skills.
Dedication to community service.
Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
Energetic, results-oriented, student-focused style.
Strong planning and time-management skills.
Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Reading Corps tutoring model with fidelity.
Consistent follow-through.
Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.
Ability to work with diverse personalities.
Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and high-pressure environment.
Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity.

Salary

Education Award, Student Loan Postponement, Monthly Stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]forachange.org

Please contact Jennifer at [email protected] to begin the application process.

Follow this link for more information about Colorado Reading Corps:
https://youthforachange.org/join-americorps/join-americorps-colorado-reading-corps/

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