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Minnesota Early Learning Tutor

  • Full Time
  • Minnesota
  • $5,775 - $18,900 USD / Year
  • Salary: $5,775 - $18,900

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Position Summary

Thousands of kids need extra help building a strong foundation in early literacy and numeracy skills before Kindergarten. Take action as an Early Learning Tutor and help kids emerge stronger and ready for school.

As an Early Learning Tutor, you’ll spend your days helping kids ages 3-5 to talk, read, write, sing, and play in order to develop early literacy and math skills. Working closely with a teacher in a classroom, you’ll enhance daily activities and help our youngest learners build both skills and confidence.

With great training and on-site coaching, we’ll prepare you to help kids succeed. Students make the most progress when you are there, so our tutors serve during school hours and are needed for the entire school year. We are currently recruiting tutors for the 2023-24 school year, with the option of beginning in August, October or January.

This is an AmeriCorps member position with Early Learning Corps and you’ll be joining a team of 300 tutors nationwide. Together, we’re on a mission to help our youngest learners get ready for school!

What to Expect

Use proven strategies to help students build their skills and confidence.
Spend your days helping children play rhyming games, write their names, learn letter sounds, and develop counting skills.

Collaborate with coaches to monitor student progress and see what’s working.
Conduct skill assessments and enter student scores into data management software.

Respond to feedback and commit to continuous improvement through coaching, training and professional development.

Represent Early Learning Corps at school-sponsored activities and share your experience with the wider community to help build awareness.

Perks Package

Serve as a tutor and receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 35, 25, 18 or 10 hours per week.

35 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $900 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $4,826 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income


25 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $650 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $3,447 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment


18 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $450 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $2,626 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment


10 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $275 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $1,459 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment


*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child, or stepchild.

What it Takes

Early Learning Corps takes ordinary people and trains them to be great tutors. Anyone can become a tutor as long as they have a passion to take action for kids – and meet the following minimum qualifications.

  • By the time they begin their service, our tutors are:
  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Open to making improvements based on feedback
  • Are energized by young learners and want to help them discover new things.
  • Eager to work collaboratively with the classroom teaching team.
  • Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
  • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Able to successfully complete a background check


*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

Want to Learn More?

Watch this 2-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a tutor! Or click here to view the position description.

Have Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or

About our Organization

Early Learning Corps is powered by AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors. Started in 2003, Early Learning Corps has helped more than 100,000 children build early literacy and numeracy skills and get ready for Kindergarten. Rigorous third-party evaluation has shown Early Learning Corps students consistently outperform their peers on key emergent literacy outcomes. Building on the success in Minnesota, Early Learning Corps is replicated nationally in 9 states, the District of Columbia, and is still growing!

Early Learning Corps is an Ampact educational program that is administered through a formal partnership with ServeMinnesota and fueled by research from the National Science + Service Collaborative. As a national organization, Ampact demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Climate Impact Corps, Heading Home Corps, Language Corps, Public Health Corps, Recovery Corps and Resettlement Corps.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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