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We seek passionate, capable tutors willing to serve elementary school students and their communities.
We’ll provide all the training you need!

Change the life of a struggling child during a rewarding year of service.
Apply now to become a Reading Assist Fellow for the 2022-23 school year.

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Benefits to you:

  • $800 biweekly living allowance ($500 for part-time)
  • Up to $4,500 in tuition benefits or education expenses
  • Eligibility for healthcare, childcare, and relocation benefits
  • Student loan deferment

  • Professional certification in reading intervention
  • Resume-building teaching experience
  • Graduate-level credit opportunities
  • Knowing you’ve transformed a child’s life
How it Works

Experience an Extraordinary Year

Reading Assist Fellows provide one-on-one reading instruction to students in kindergarten through third grade who face significant reading challenges; whether from learning disabilities like dyslexia, because English is not their first language, or because their low-income school lacks the resources to support them.

Your year as a Reading Assist Fellow will start with five weeks of full-time, graduate-level training (conducted online) before you’re embedded in a high-needs elementary school in Delaware for a full school year. You’ll work with up to eight students for 30-45 minutes a day and meet with an experienced coach each week for support and feedback.

Over 90% of students in Reading Assist’s program reach grade-level benchmarks by the end of the school year, accelerating their learning in all subject areas. Our Fellows often go on to teaching positions in a variety of K-12 subjects and graduate programs in policy, social work, speech pathology, and more.

Who We Are
Why Serve

Who Can Make an Impact as a Reading Assist Fellow?

“When a student told me she felt she was dumb because she hated to read, I told her I also hated reading at her age. The face she made was priceless. She thought of me as smart and was able to revise her own definition of what it means to be smart. She understood that I was her future and she was my past.”
– Principal, Colonial School District

Whitney, 2020-21 Reading Assist Fellow

“In the last week, I have received numerous emails from staff appreciating me on behalf of their students. I had a parent buy me lunch today for being the highlight of their child’s day yesterday. There is no gift that could amount to the smiles and excitement I get to see every day watching these babies learn.”

Jaleesa, 2021-22 Reading Assist Fellow

“Our fellows were amazing! The students they worked with showed so much growth throughout the year. They really helped with their self-esteem and increased their love of school.”

Teacher, Colonial School District

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