Student Reading Tutor - America Reads

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Student Reading Tutor - America Reads


America Reads is a tutoring program that was originated by the U.S. Dept. of Education in the 1990s. Locally, the program exists as a community service partnership between LCC and the Lansing Public School District. The primary objective is to provide tutoring for elementary-aged students that further develops their reading comprehension, literacy and writing skills under the direct supervision of a certified teacher.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Actively listen and talk with children about words/letters and how they workUse tutoring methods such as verbally sounding-out/pronouncing words to help build self-confidence and encourage students to work through individual challenges, as they learn to understand and use the information they readHelp students learn to communicate effectively and write complete sentences, short stories, etc., by using examples and providing positive/constructive feedback as neededReview answers on assigned spelling tests and quizzes by working through each missed (incorrect) answer; help the learner understand what mistakes were made and identify strategies to improve their quiz/test preparation and performance over timeRead stories aloud on an individual 1-to-1 basis and/or with a group of students as directed by the supervising teacherAssist the supervising teacher with the grading of individual student assignments, record and enter grades (e.g. grades from spelling quizzes, homework and/or writing assignments) and perform related clerical tasks in support of the teacher's weekly/daily lesson plan(s)Adhere to the school's policies/procedures by consulting with the principal and/or supervising teacher to ensure the tutor's behavior is compliant and represents Lansing Community College in a positive, professional manner REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

NOTE: this position is funded solely by the Federal Work-Study program. Therefore, only students who are eligible to receive Work-Study award $ for the current 2018-2019 aid year will be considered. Students may request this award by completing/submitting the 2018-2019 Work-Study Form. This on-line form is available at

Additional requirements:

- Reading Level 5 (college-level or higher)

- Minimum GPA of 2.0 at LCC

- Must pass a criminal background check

Education and Experience

The following requirements apply each semester, in order to maintain eligibility and continue working as a student employee:

- Enrolled & actively attending is required to maintain employment eligibility (i.e. minimum credit hours at LCC by semester):

    Fall and/or Spring Semester(s) = 6.0 creditsSummer Semester = 3.0 credits

- International students with an F-1 visa and valid I-20 issued by LCC must meet the following minimum enrollment/credit requirements each semester, in order to maintain employment eligibility per United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USICS) regulations:

    Fall and/or Spring Semester(s) = 12.0 creditsSummer Semester = 3.0 credits
- Must be at least 18 years of age and/or a high school graduate who is at least 17 with a valid, signed work permit

- Minimum 2.0 GPA, unless it is the student’s first semester of enrollment at LCC (exceptions to waive min. grade requirement must be approved by the Student Employment Coordinator)

Hours per Week: Up to 25 Hours

Hourly Wage: $10.75

Posting Closes on: 2/1/19

Number of openings: Multiple positions available; reading tutors are hired throughout the school year. See Contact Information below for more details about this job.

Department: Financial Aid

Position Type: Regular

Contact Information

James Woolcock

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Posted: 1/22/2019
Application Due: 2/1/2019
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