Become a high-impact early literacy tutor and help students in your community learn to read. Join the waitlist to learn when applications open this summer. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on students across our state.

The pandemic caused a significant loss of in-person support and instruction. We are activating motivated community members like you to serve as high-impact literacy tutors in schools across North Carolina to support K-3 students who need it most.

Join the waitlist today. We will contact you about opportunities to become a corps member for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

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Can You Imagine if Every K-3 Student Had an Early Literacy Tutor?

That’s the future we can create together. A future where every NC student has opportunities to thrive. The North Carolina Education Corps recruits, educates, and deploys motivated community members to serve as high-impact early literacy tutors, support students, and accelerate learning.

Leveraging your talents to support NC students and teachers

As a high-impact tutor with NC Education Corps, you’ll work with students one-on-one or in small groups to accomplish specific literacy goals. We’ll equip you with high-quality training, and you will help our youngest learners transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Start the process today.

What Makes a Corps Member?

At NC Education Corps, we pride ourselves on nurturing a corps of dedicated members who are:

  • Go-getters — Corps members aren't afraid to take the initiative to best support students (under the guidance of PSU staff).
  • Flexible — Corps members can adapt to changes in their day-to-day routine at their assigned school. Their focus is to support students, teachers, and schools.
  • Positive — Corps members know that success starts with your attitude. They are upbeat and excited to support students, teachers, and schools!
  • Passionate — Corps members have a strong 'why' for their work. They may be interested in pursuing education or tutoring as a long-term career, are a retired teacher who wants to give back to students, or may be a parent with 10 -15 hours a week to support NC students!

Meet a corps member

Where corps members have served

Since January 2021, over 200 Education Corps members have been hired across 24 North Carolina school districts. Our school partners for 2021 - 2022 are reflected on the map below. 

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  • Ashe County Schools
  • Bladen County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools
  • Durham Public Schools
  • Granville County Schools
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Halifax County Schools
  • Henderson Collegiate (Vance County)
  • Hertford County Public Schools
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Lexington City Schools
  • Martin County Schools
  • Mount Airy City Schools
  • Newton Conover City Schools
  • Northampton County Schools
  • Scotland County Schools
  • Stanly County Schools
  • Transylvania County Schools
  • Vance County Schools
  • Wake County Public School System
  • Weldon City Schools
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Commitments that Ensure Success for our Corps Members and the Students they Serve

NC Education Corps will:

  • Stay connected to applicants throughout the hiring process and recommend qualified candidates to participating schools
  • Equip corps members with excellent cohort-based training, professional development, and ongoing support for lasting impact
  • Create opportunities to network with education professionals and leaders in your school and across the state

School Partners will: 

  • Hire and onboard corps members  
  • Compensate corps members for their valuable time serving students and schools. (School partners set hourly rates beginning at $13.15/ hr) 
  • Provide day-to-day support for corps members

You will:

  • Commit to part-time paid service as a high-impact early literacy tutor at your assigned school during the school day (7:30 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Attend high-impact pre-service training
  • Join a community of inspired state-wide corps members

North Carolina is stronger when all students have the support they need to thrive. 

Join The Movement

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Complete our simple application. Once matched with a school partner, begin the school hiring process (warning: this part may be tedious).

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We will equip you to serve K-3 students as a literacy tutor. We’ll provide high-impact training and community-building with other corps members.

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You will commit to a life-changing service as a high-dosage literacy tutor employed directly by a school district. We will support you with coaching and training throughout the year.