Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of applying to join Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps? We’re so glad you’re here! On this page you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Position Descriptions
Start Dates
Time Commitment
Training & Coaching


What are the Benefits?

Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! Give your time as a tutor and you’ll receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 35, 25, or 18 hours per week.


35 hours/week

25 hours/week

18 hours/week

Living Allowance
Paid every two weeks




Estimated Education Award




August start




September start




October start




January start




Federal Student Loan Forbearance
and Interest Repayment

Individual Health Insurance
Monthly Premium 100% paid



Child Care Assistance
Based on family size and income







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How Can I Use the Education Award I will earn?

The Segal AmeriCorps Education award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild or foster child. Learn more by visiting

Position Descriptions

Can I Review a Position Description?

Position descriptions can be accessed using the links below.

Early Learning Interventionist
Elementary Literacy Tutor
Kindergarten Focused Literacy Tutor
Preschool Literacy Tutor
Preschool Literacy Tutor - Educator Corps
Preschool Literacy Tutor - Family Child Care
Math Enrichment Tutor
Scholar Coach

What Start Dates are Available?

There are many opportunities to join Reading Corps & Math Corps during the school year! In 2019-20 tutors can elect to begin their service in August, September, October or January.


Can I Apply to Serve at More Than One School?

Yes! Use our drop-down menu to search for the specific city or school you’d prefer to serve in. Then click on the opportunity that interests you most and hit “Apply Now” to apply directly for that school.

What If I’m Unsure About What Location is Best for Me?

If you’re interested in multiple schools or aren’t sure which school would suit you best, simply submit one application to the opportunity you think most closely matches your needs and one of our recruiters will help ensure you find the right fit.


What Will My Hours Be?

Tutors work with students Monday through Friday during school hours and typically begin serving at the beginning of the school day, but your specific schedule will depend on your position and the school in which you serve. Parents who serve as tutors love being on the same schedule as their child during the school day!

I Have Other Commitments During the School Day. Can I still serve?

Possibly. Most of our positions require members to serve Monday through Friday for a specified number of hours each day, but we may have a position available that fits with your schedule. If you have specific questions about your schedule and the required commitment for service, please contact one of our talent specialists by email at or by phone at 866-859-2825

Time Commitment

What is the Time Commitment?

Students make the most progress when they have consistent help. When you become a tutor, we ask that you commit to serving through the end of the school year. There are a variety of opportunities to serve 18, 25 and 35 hours per week. There are also a select number of opportunities to serve more than 35 hours a week. If this is of interest to you, be sure to note it on your application or when you speak with a recruiter!

Training & Coaching

What Training Do I Receive?

All members begin their experience with a training called “Institute.” While learning from literacy and math experts, you’ll gain the tools and fundamental skills needed to help struggling learners succeed. You’ll also have the opportunity meet and connect with great people from all across the state. During your service, you’ll also have the support of an Internal Coach at your site and a Master Coach, who will work closely with you throughout your term of service to ensure you and your students are successful.