NEWSBRIEF: Reading and math tutors needed for 2019-2010 school year

East Side schools need nearly 40 literacy and math tutors for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Minnesota is reported to have one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, heightening the need for literacy and math tutors in schools throughout the state.

 Area schools with tutor positions include:

•  Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School (K3);

• Achieve Language Academy (K3/PreK);

• Eastern Heights Elementary (K3/Math);

• Farnsworth Aerospace Lower (K3);

• Heights Community School (K3);

• Highwood Hills Elementary (K3/Math);

• Life Prep (K3/Math/PreK);

• Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet (K3);

• Saint Paul Music Academy (K3);

• Washington Technology Magnet School (Math);

• YMCA St. Paul Eastside Early Childhood Center (PreK).

 Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps are seeking 1,700 tutors for the 2019-20 school year by asking residents to “Help Minnesota Be More. Give Your Time As A Tutor.” Both full- and part-time tutors are being recruited to begin a year of paid service this fall. By joining Reading Corps or Math Corps, individuals will be helping more than 35,000 students statewide. Reading Corps and 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. 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 $4,200 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 or by calling 866-859-2825. Tutors will begin in August 2019, and spend the next school year making the commitment to “Help Minnesota Be More.” 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. For more information or to sign up to be a tutor go to or go to

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