Summer Tutor

Reading Assist Summer Tutors provide one-on-one reading instruction to students entering grades 1-3 who need additional reading support. Tutors focus on teaching foundational reading skills to students to support accelerated learning.

  • Tutors work in-person at public schools in New Castle, Kent (Dover)* and Sussex (Seaford) Counties.
  • Training and tutoring takes places between June 17, 2022, and August 5, 2022.
  • Tutors start with 1 week of paid virtual training prior to delivering 4-5 weeks of in-person instruction in schools.
  • Reading Assist Summer Tutors earn $15-$30/hour, depending on experience.


  • Plan and deliver one-on-one reading lessons for up to 10 students daily (30-minute sessions).
  • Track attendance and performance data.
  • Deliver 4-5 weeks of tutoring, Monday-Friday, in schools.
  • Deliver lessons in person.
  • Develop a positive relationship with children in grades 1-3 who may struggle academically.


  • Ability to blend, segment, and manipulate sounds within words
  • Interest in literacy, education, and community service
  • A passion for education equity
  • A patient and flexible mindset
  • Openness to constructive feedback
  • Must be reliable/committed
  • Submit to background checks and fingerprints
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
  • High school diploma (some college preferred)
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

To apply, please fill out our summer tutor application.

*We are no longer accepting applications for Kent County (Dover) positions at this time.