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2021-2022 Benefits

1. Financial Benefits

Living allowance Tutors receive a living allowance which is, prior to taxes, of approximately $820 (Reduced half-time 675 hours) or $1,100 (Half-time 900 hours) to be paid once per month.

2. Education Award

Tutors who successfully complete their year of service will receive an education award of $2,417.14 (675 hours) or $3,172.50 (900 hours) that can be used to pay back federal student loans, the cost of tuition or other educational purposes. Tutors ages 55+ on their first day of service may choose to transfer their education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child within seven years. 

3. Student Loan Forbearance

If a tutor is making payments to a federally-backed education loan, payments may be put into forbearance during his or her year of service. Upon successful completion of the program, the accrued interest will be paid by the National Service Trust.

5. Training, Coaching & Experience in
    Research-Based Literacy Strategies

6. Professional Skill-Building & Networks


1. Commit to 10 months

After we hire and train a tutor for a school, we rely on that tutor for the whole term of service– no substitutes or replacements. Our service term runs from August 23, 2021- May 31, 2022.

2. Serve 675 (Reduced Half Time) or
    900 (Half Time) hours

Reduced Half Time members serve 20 hours per week (four hours a day, five days a week) for a minimum total of 675 hours. Nearly all of these hours are accrued during typical school-day hours.

Half Time tutors serve at least 28 hours per week for a minimum total of 900 hours. Nearly all of these hours are accrued during typical school-day hours.

3. Serve daily in a school setting

Tutors implement the Reading Corps model with fidelity, which includes meeting with their students every day of the school week during normal school hours. Your schedule must be consistent throughout the year so that the student tutoring schedule is consistent.

4. Participate in professional training

If you are accepted into the program, you will attend required training sessions: 3-day Reading Corps Institute + two additional days of training in the fall.

5. Engage in your community

Reading Corps tutors spend their year viewing their community through the lens of service. They seize opportunities to be involved with community-based service activities, such as volunteering at a library and getting involved on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.


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