Preschool Literacy Tutor - H.M. Bailey Preschool

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Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/24/2020 5:33 PM)
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Position Category
Birth - Five Years Old

Position Summary

Thousands of California kids need help getting ready for Kindergarten and you can make all the difference. Offer your time and talent as a tutor and be more for preschool students in schools throughout Fresno and Stockton Counties.

As a Preschool Tutor you’ll spend your days helping children ages 3-5 to talk, read, write, count sing and play in order to develop early literacy skills and get ready for Kindergarten. Embedded in a classroom, you’ll work closely with a teacher to enhance daily literacy and math activities and help students build both skills and confidence. You will also have the opportunity to grow your skills by working with your peers in a professional learning community. With great training and on-site coaching, you’ll be ready to make an impact.


Students make the most progress when you are there, so our tutors serve during school hours and are needed for the whole school year. We are currently recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. Service will begin in August 2020.  


This is an AmeriCorps member position with California Reading Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing group of tutors who are determined to help students be more.

What to Expect

   •Be the literacy support for a classroom of preschool learners — spend your days helping children play rhyming games, write their names and learn letter sounds.
   •Be the reason students are ready for Kindergarten.
   •Be the reason struggling students build their confidence and skills.
   •Be ready to grow by participating in regular on-site coaching sessions to review student progress and get feedback.
   •Be impactful by participating in training and ongoing professional development.
   •Be the motivation and represent Reading Corps at school-sponsored activities (e.g., family night) to help build awareness of Reading Corps and early literacy and math.
   •Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community.

Perks Package

Give your time as a tutor and you’ll receive a scalable perks package based on the time commitment you choose (20 or 35 hours per week).

Perks at Full-Time (35 hours per week)

   •Stipend (paid every two weeks) – $700
   •Up to $4,200 for Tuition or Student Loans*
   •Federal Student Loan Forbearance and Interest Repayment
   •Childcare assistance (based on family size and income)

Perks at Part-Time (20 hours per week)

   •Stipend (paid every two weeks) – $400
   •Up to $2,300 for Tuition or Student Loans*
   •Federal Student Loan Forbearance and Interest Repayment

*Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.

What it Takes

Great tutors come from all walks of life. Whether you are 18 or 85, the most important qualification is a desire to help children succeed. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.


   •Are dependable and have a history of good attendance
   •Able to understand and follow instructions
   •Can set a pace and maintain a schedule with students
   •Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online) 
   •Can speak, read, and write English fluently
   •18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
   •A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
   •Have served three or fewer terms with AmeriCorps State or National Program
   •Agree to and successfully complete a background check


*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.


Want to Learn More?

Watch this 2-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a tutor! Or click here to view the position description.

Have Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 209.425.3028 or

About our Organization

California Reading Corps and Math Corps are AmeriCorps programs that help California children become successful readers and mathematicians each year. Rigorous third party evaluation has consistently shown that students who have Reading Corps or Math Corps make greater gains. What’s more — students with traditional risk factors make even greater gains than their peers! Building on success in Minnesota, Reading Corps is replicated nationally in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

California Reading Corps and Math Corps are administered by Reading & Math, Inc., a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. also administers Florida Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps and Minnesota Recovery Corps.

Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.


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