Reading Corps looking for 300 tutors across Wisconsin for 2022-23 school year

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin Reading Corps is looking for 300 tutors to help with 149 schools across Wisconsin for the 2022-23 school year. 

According to Reading Corps, that's double the number of tutors needed in previous years. They say the unprecedented educational challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have created the need for more tutors. 

They need tutors starting August of this year. 

According to Executive Director of Wisconsin Reading Corps, Itzel Galindo, even before the pandemic, fewer than half of Wisconsin fourth-graders were reading at grade level. “Now, after approximately two years of disruptions, more students than ever need a proven solution like Reading Corps to help get back on track. We will be placing twice as many tutors in more than double the number of schools this year to make that happen.”

Reading Corps places tutors in local schools to work one-on-one with students to help improve their skills. Since the program launched in 2003, it has helped more than 275,000 students.

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