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Austin, TX - 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. Full-time members serve 45 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-3:30pm tutoring and 5 hours with a community partnership. Three Quarter-time members serve 35 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-2:30pm tutoring. Half-time members serve 30 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-1:30pm tutoring. Members attend team meetings on campus, compile student data, and share this information with school teachers and administrators. Full-time members serve with community partnerships which allows them to develop relationships and skills while connecting to the greater Austin community. Service with Literacy First requires strong work ethic, flexibility, and advocacy for children. No prior teaching experience is required. Literacy First supports tutors with comprehensive training, weekly on-site coaching, and bilingual support if needed.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Austin, TX - Early Literacy Tutor

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2020  -   06/25/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  11/04/2019  To  10/01/2020 

Contact Logan Marconette
3925 W Braker Ln
Austin   TX   78759

Listing ID 84793