Arkansas Tutoring Corps

 

 

The Arkansas Department of Education and the Office of Education Renewal Zones announce the launch of the Arkansas Tutoring Corps to serve the academic needs of students across the state. 

The goals of the Arkansas Tutoring Corps are three-fold:

  1. To build a system of recruiting and training tutors who are equipped to meet the academic needs of students in their geographic area.
  2. To expand the Arkansas Tutoring Corps across the state.
  3. To connect tutors with organizations serving students with academic needs in Arkansas for employment as tutors.

Qualified applicants in the Arkansas Tutoring Corps include students in educator prep programs in institutions of higher education, retired educators, educators currently serving in the classroom, and community members. Tutoring applicants will be required to pass child maltreatment and background checks and will have completed several hours of training in literacy, math, building positive relationships with students and families, classroom/behavior management, and meeting the social and emotional needs of learners.

Our system will connect the bank of prepared candidates with schools and organizations seeking to utilize their acquired training skills to support the academic needs of the students they serve. Qualified tutors may also proactively offer their services to schools and organizations as needed to log the required number of tutoring hours per training module.

Qualified tutors are eligible to receive stipends totaling up to $3,000 in their first year, and $2,500 in subsequent years. To receive the full stipend, tutors must successfully complete the required instructional training and provide documentation that they have served the designated number of tutoring hours per module.

To learn more, please view the Arkansas Tutoring Corps Informational Video.

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Informational Sessions & Required Training Dates

Visit Informational sessions and training dates or click on the button below. (More sessions will be added across the state).

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NOTE: Some training dates are tentative so please check the page often for updates.

 

If you are a parent in search of a tutor, please go the Statewide Community Resource Portal and filter by your county and region. Choose "Arkansas Tutoring Corps (Qualified Tutoring Candidates)" for category. Approved tutors for the Literacy Tutoring Grant are identified in the "Description" column.

 

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Missy Walley, Director of Special Projects
Arkansas Department  of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4988

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