Cambridge-Isanti area schools still need eight literacy and math tutors, and the Braham Area School District still needs seven tutors  for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. The need is urgent and area residents are encouraged to apply now to begin helping students in January.

Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps are statewide initiatives to help every Minnesota student become a successful reader by the end of third grade, and proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. 

“Independent research shows that the programs are effective in helping students to build their skills and confidence,” said Reading Corps and Math Corps Managing Director Sadie O’Connor. As a whole, students who receive tutoring through Reading Corps and Math Corps, make greater gains and get on track faster than their peers. What’s even more exciting – students with risk factors make even more progress.”

Tutors are being sought for three different levels of commitment:  35, 25 or 18 hours a week. Tutors receive a stipend every two weeks, and can earn up to an additional $2,321 for student loans or tuition, which can be gifted to a family member if the tutor is 55 or older. Many tutors also qualify for additional benefits like free health insurance and child care assistance. 

Anyone interested is encouraged to apply now at readingandmath.net or by calling 866-859-2825. 

Math and literacy tutors are fully trained by Math Corps and Reading Corps. Tutor candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from high school graduates to retirees. Mid-career individuals considering a professional change are also excellent candidates. Parents also find serving as a tutor is a great way to support their child’s school. By joining Reading Corps or Math Corps, individuals will be helping more than 35,000 Minnesota students.

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