Be the difference and help young students build math and reading skills as a tutor. By giving your time and talent, you can be the support they need to succeed. Tutoring isn’t just a meaningful way to give back to the community; it’s making a difference in someone’s life to create a brighter future.



Who Can Join

Are you ready to make a difference? Reading Corps is perfect for recent grads, career changers, parents and retirees!

 Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of service.

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.*

  • Have served 3 or fewer terms in AmeriCorps State or National program

* Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

The Perks of Being a Tutor

All tutors receive a stipend every two weeks, and an education award to pay for post-secondary education or to repay qualified student loans. Tutors who are 55+ may choose to gift their education award to their child, grandchild or foster child.

All tutors may receive federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment for qualified student loans. Tutors serving 35 hours are eligible to receive no-cost health insurance, and child care assistance is available based on family size and income.

All tutors also receive professional development, make career connections, and develop marketable skills while making a difference!

Where and When

There is a need for tutors in communities across Minnesota. You can visit our application site to search for locations near you!

Most tutors commit to serve 35, 25, or 18 hours per week. Students make the most progress when consistent help is available so we ask that all tutors commit to completing the school year. Daily start and end times may vary slightly by school or position, but in general your day will start at the beginning of the school day and will end no later than when school dismisses for the day.

We are currently recruiting for the 2019-2020 school year. There are opportunities to begin in August, September and October of 2019 or in January 2020. Learn more now — visit our application website.

I’ve seen the success in so many ways for the students because they’ve overcome their stumbling blocks. They are just ecstatic when they exit the program. Reading isn’t holding them back anymore.
— Patricia Gurney, Minnesota Reading Corps Tutor, Little Canada Elementary, Roseville School District


Minnesota Reading Corps

Minnesota Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 30,000 Minnesota children, age 3 to grade 3, become successful readers each year.

Tutors provide small group or one-on-one interventions to help struggling learners transform into confident students — something that translates into all areas of their life. Tutors provide consistent, daily tutoring, and receive rigorous training plus ongoing literacy coaching throughout the year.


Minnesota Math Corps

Minnesota Math Corps is an AmeriCorps program helping more than 5,000 Minnesota students in grades 4-8, succeed in math each year.

Tutors provide evidence-based interventions to struggling students to help them build the math skills and confidence they need to succeed in high school algebra, a course correlated with graduation, college enrollment, and higher paying careers. Tutors receive rigorous training plus ongoing coaching throughout the year.



Start your application today!

Hundreds of thousand of kids need help with reading and math. Offering your time and talent as a tutor helps impact the future. Your commitment helps Minnesota students to be more!