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Early Literacy Tutor
 
 
 
Literacy First is a high quality, comprehensive, research-based, English and Spanish literacy tutoring program that supports students in the Austin community. Our mission is to provide low-income schools with highly trained AmeriCorps tutors to ensure that children advance to grade level in reading before third grade. Literacy First members tutor K-2nd grade students one-on-one daily. The children we work with typically arrive at school without the background and skills that are critical for learning to read, and are likely to fall behind without additional support. On average, at least 75% of students in our program either reach grade level in one year or make accelerated progress to this goal. A recent study showed that our intervention continues to benefit students after they leave our program -- in some cases advantages were visible more than 2 years after they had left our program. Literacy First hires both English and Bilingual tutors. Bilingual Tutors work with students whose first language is Spanish and will conduct lessons in Spanish. Serving as a Bilingual Tutor requires basic Spanish proficiency and affords a great opportunity to advance your language skills. Literacy First supports both English and Bilingual tutors by providing scripted lessons. Literacy First tutors receive a well-rounded, meaningful service experience by tutoring in low-income schools, committing to civic engagement through community service projects, and participating in potential professional development opportunities, including writing blogs or social media posts, coordinating service events, and recruiting new members. Members interested in a career in education are also given the option to serve a second year with Literacy First and pursue alternative teaching certification through Literacy First’s partnership with Region 13. Region 13 waives the application and registration fee for second year members along with additional incentives and grants for Bilingual members.
 
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Member Duties : We have Full-time, Three Quarter-time, and Part-time positions available. Members tutor in their assigned school 30-40 hours a week, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members attend team meetings on campus, compile student data, and share this information with school teachers and administrators. Full-time members also serve an additional 5 hours per week with a community partnership by serving with a local nonprofit. Community partnerships allow members to develop relationships and skills while connecting to the greater Austin community. Service with Literacy First requires a strong work ethic, flexibility, and the commitment to being an advocate for children by becoming an early literacy expert. No prior teaching experience is required. Literacy First supports tutors with comprehensive training, weekly on-site coaching, and bilingual support if needed.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Early Literacy Tutor

Program Start/End Date
09/02/2019  -   06/29/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  20    Maximum:  99

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  11/01/2018  To  10/01/2019 

Contact Gabriela Garcia-De Avila
3925 W Braker Ln
Austin   TX   78759
512-471-6764
ggarcia@austin.utexas.edu
http://www.literacyfirst.org/
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 84793


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