Reading & Math,Inc. Kindergarten-Focused Literacy Tutor - Blue Heron Elementary in Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Kindergarten-Focused Literacy Tutor - Blue Heron Elementary Location Name Blue Heron Elementary Location US-MN-Lino Lakes Bi-Weekly Living Allowance $227.00 - $895.00 Housing Allowance $0.00-$88.00 Education Award $1,566.00 - $4,114.00 Site District Centennial Public School District Job ID 2018-16579 Overview Position Summary The Kindergarten-Focused Literacy Tutor is placed at an elementary school to provide supplemental practice to children in Kindergarten through third grade to develop their reading skills. The tutor works one-on-one and in small groups with primarily Kindergarten students and secondarily with 1st 3rd grade students who need help with their pre-reading and reading skills. The tutor will use scripted, evidence-based literacy interventions as guided by their coaches and will conduct assessments to ensure each student is on track to read at grade level. This is an AmeriCorps service member position with the AmeriCorps program, Minnesota Reading Corps. Responsibilities Essential Functions Early Literacy Intervention and Assessment Conduct one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions with students using scripted, evidence-based literacy interventions provided by Reading Corps; achieve a high degree of fidelity to the scripted interventions. Assist children in improving their reading skills and abilities to reach grade level expectations. Develop and maintain a weekly tutoring schedule which maximizes the number of students served and allows for Kindergarten students to receive 20 minutes of small group instruction and 20 minutes of paired or one-on-one instruction each day using early literacy interventions. Supplement the Kindergarten tutoring schedule by providing daily 20-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions with 1st 3rd grade students using prescribed literacy interventions. Assess, with a high level of accuracy, students continual progress using tri-annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments. Identify students who qualify for Reading Corps tutoring services based on a Reading Corps designed assessment with direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach. Provide complete, accurate, and timely documentation of students weekly progress scores and interventions using an online database; maintain confidentiality of all student data. Regularly review student data with Internal Coach and Master Coach to gauge the effectiveness of the literacy intervention being used and determine if a change in strategy is necessary. Participate in coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor); act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions. Provide opportunities for family literacy involvement for Reading Corps students, including implementing the Reading Corps family engagement literacy interventions Read at Home! and Talk, Read and Write with Me! Communication Communicate and interact with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way. Communicate regularly and effectively with Internal Coach, Master Coach, Reading Corps staff, and site personnel. Attendance Demonstrate regular, timely attendance and adherence to hours as scheduled. Commit to service for the full service term(s), serving the total commitment of hours within the term(s). Attend all required Reading Corps-sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions, travel as necessary. Secondary Functions Perform assignments and/or duties as assigned by Internal Coach, Master Coach, or Program Manager, excluding activities that would displace a staff member. Represent Reading Corps at site-sponsored activities (e.g., family night) and provide education about Reading Corps and general literacy awareness. Actively participate in service projects and commemorating days such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours. Be an ambassador of the program by submitting Great Stories and participating in outreach activities.