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We’re glad that you are considering a service term in a full-time capacity as a Math Corps tutor with The Literacy Lab (January – December 2022). 

If selected as a tutor, you will play an important role in helping students prepare to be strong, lifelong learners.

To begin your application, please review the below information and then click ‘Next Page’.

Literacy Tutor Math Corps Position Overview:

If you believe all children deserve quality math instruction and want to ensure that all middle school students excel in math, you belong on our team!

Math and reading skills are the foundation for educational success and opportunities in life, yet many children are not provided the necessary time and resources to build this foundation.

The Literacy Lab recognizes that ensuring all students have strong math skills is an urgent and critical need. We partner with middle schools to provide evidence-based math interventions to enhance student math outcomes.

Tutors serve in a full-time capacity at a single school site, working with a caseload of students in groups of 2-3 who need math support. They deliver age-appropriate math interventions, monitor student progress, and implement feedback from expert coaches to ensure each child receives support tailored to their individual needs.

Tutors are a part of the school community and work to build strong relationships with students, teachers, and other staff. In addition, tutors participate in community-based volunteer opportunities.

At minimum, tutors must:
  • Serve in a full-time capacity (38-40 hours/week)
  • Commit to serving through the end of the year (December 2022)
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities at school and in the community
  • Implement feedback from coaches and program staff
  • Utilize specific data-based and scripted math interventions and assessments
At minimum, applicants must:
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency
  • Have served no more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms
  • Be able to pass AmeriCorps and school background checks
  • Be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident (DACA recipients are unfortunately not eligible to apply)
  • Not be registered, or be required to register, on any sex offender registry
Applicants and tutors shall be immediately disqualified from service with The Literacy Lab if they:
  • Are not truthful or use false information to obtain a background check
  • Refuse to consent to a background check
  • Appears on the National Sex Offender Public Registry Website
  • Have been convicted of murder charges
  • Have been convicted of a crime against children, even if it is not a felony
  • Have a criminal history that conflicts with available Literacy Lab placements at partner schools
If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements, please email

Note: Please be aware that should you receive and accept an offer you will need a valid, government-issued ID in order to undergo the necessary background checks required by AmeriCorps.

Benefits and Location:
  • A modest living allowance (pre-tax estimates based on most recent cycle) in Metro DC ($1600/month)
  • Federal student loan forbearance on federally backed student loans, and eligibility for AmeriCorps to pay up to 100% of interest accrued on qualifying loans placed in forbearance during service term
  • Segal Education Award upon completion of service
  • Basic health insurance benefits available for individuals not already covered
  • Access to SNAP benefits, Childcare and Employee Assistance Programs
DC Math Corps Tutor Application Welcome! The application should take you around 30 minutes to complete. If you aren’t able to complete it in one sitting, you can save your work and come back to it anytime. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request via email (

Page 1 of 10: Contact and Demographic Information
Contact Information

Please enter your current legal first name.

We’ll use this name in all communications with you.

Please enter your current legal last name.

To serve with us, AmeriCorps requires you to be at least 17 years old before August 2021.

We only accept and review one application per person each school year.
We only accept and review one application per person each school year. This application will not be reviewed.

Per AmeriCorps requirements, all individuals offered positions must provide proof of citizenship or residency status.

Demographics Information
The Literacy Lab is committed to recruiting a diverse pool of tutors who reflect the communities we serve. Demographic data is processed separately from selection to prevent bias. However, if you would prefer not to disclose this information, you may select “Prefer not to disclose.”

We’ll use these pronouns to refer to you in our communications.

Page 2 of 10: Commitments and Preferences

The Literacy Lab believes that all students deserve the chance to excel at math, despite whatever systemic barriers they might face. We provide the year-round training, coaching, and support necessary to help our tutors lead their students to grade-level math proficiency. 
Literacy Lab tutors should be prepared to fulfill several basic commitments to service even in stressful and/or challenging situations.
Commitment to Service and Our Mission

As AmeriCorps members, our tutors receive a modest taxable living allowance* of $1,600 in Metro DC.

*Amounts are estimates based on our most recent cycle. Please note that these numbers are subject to change.

Page 3 of 10: Prior AmeriCorps Experience (If Applicable)

Prior AmeriCorps experience is not required or necessary to be a successful tutor. We ask about prior AmeriCorps experience because it can affect your eligibility to serve with us and receive an education award.
AmeriCorps Experience

Please Note: Though you may serve up to four terms with AmeriCorps, you may not be eligible for the Education Award for all four terms.
You cannot apply to this position because you have exceeded the term limit.

Exiting for Cause (i.e. not finishing hours and/or other program requirements) from an AmeriCorps term of service may disqualify you from a future term of service with The Literacy Lab.

Page 4 of 10: Short Essay

Short Essay

Page 5 of 10: Location Confirmation

During 2022, we plan to place a team of 20 full-time math tutors in the Metro DC area.
Please confirm the metropolitan area(s) in which you will serve.

Page 6 of 10: Education History

Education Eligibility

First, please indicate how much schooling you expect to complete by January 2022. If you are currently in school, but planning to graduate by January 2022, you can indicate that you have already graduated.

To serve with us, AmeriCorps requires you to have at least a high school diploma or equivalency.
To apply, you need to have a high school diploma or equivalent prior to 1/1/2022. 
High School Education History

Higher Education History (If Applicable)

If you can’t find your school, type “Other”

NOTE: Generally, we advise against enrolling in more than two college classes while serving as a tutor. Even flexible degree options, like part-time online and evening courses, require a significant time commitment that affects a tutor’s ability to participate in required after school trainings and meetings, as well as their own self-care. Please email if you have questions.

Page 7 of 10: Work and Extended Volunteer Experience

Successful Literacy Lab tutors come from a variety of backgrounds. Although formal experience with children and/or youth may be helpful for our tutors, it is not required.

Because we strive for equity and our tutors are not required to have college degrees, we neither ask for nor accept resumes during the application process. Please use the form here to provide your experience, and feel free to mention additional details should you be invited to advance in the application process. 

Please include any professional and/or extended volunteer experiences that have contributed to your skill set, including:
  • Full- or part-time paid jobs
  • Full- or part-time volunteer roles
  • Leadership positions in clubs or other organizations
  • AmeriCorps or other service year positions
  • Self-employment
  • Internships or fellowships
  • Parenting or other family support
Beginning with your most recent position, you may include up to three positions you believe are relevant to The Literacy Lab program.

If the exact start date it not known, please enter the first day of the starting month.

If the exact end date it not known, please enter the first day of the ending month.

Page 8 of 10: Background Checks

To protect the students we serve, AmeriCorps requires extensive criminal history checks. These include the National Sex Offender Registry, FBI, and various state and local checks. 
Background Checks

If you have a previous criminal conviction or criminal adjudication, it does not necessarily disqualify you from consideration. However, intentional misrepresentation or omission of criminal history is grounds for disqualification.

Individuals that are required to register on a sex offender registry are not eligible to work with The Literacy Lab. You will be unable to submit your application.

Page 9 of 10: Referral Details

Please take a moment to share how you first heard about our program. Our Recruitment Team analyzes this data to inform future outreach! Please include as much information as possible.
How Did You Hear About Us?

Referrer’s First Name, OR N/A if not applicable.

Referrer’s Last Name, OR N/A if not applicable.

Referrer’s Email Address, OR N/A if not applicable.

Your information will help us reach more students by finding more candidates like you!

Page 10 of 10: Final Considerations

Before you submit your application, please review a few final items.

The Literacy Lab strives to recruit, select, and support the most capable and dedicated tutors for our students. To this end, application and reference data for hired tutors is used in research that helps inform selection and outreach. Names and/or specific identifiers are excluded in this research whenever possible.

PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C § 552a) requires that the following notice be provided to you: The authority for collecting information from you in this application is contained in 42 U.S.C 12592 and 12615 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended, and 42 U.S.C 4953 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 as amended. You are advised that submission of the information is entirely voluntary, but the requested information is required in order for you to participate in AmeriCorps programs. The principal purpose for requesting this personal information is to process your application for acceptance into an AmeriCorps program, and for other general routine purposes associated with your participation in an AmeriCorps program. These routine purposes may include disclosure of the information to federal, state, or local agencies pursuant to lawfully authorized requests, to present and former employers, references provided by you in your application, and educational institutions, for the purpose of verifying the information provided by you in your application. In some programs, the information may also be provided to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to determine the existence of any prior criminal convictions. The information will not otherwise be disclosed to entities outside of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service without your prior written permission.

The Literacy Lab believes in providing equal opportunity for all applicants, employees, members, and volunteers. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in program admission or administration based on race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, status as a covered veteran or with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or any other status protected by law. Applicants, employees, members, and volunteers will be evaluated solely on the basis of their qualifications, skills, experience, and conduct.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request via email ( or phone (202-430-5216).


Review and Submit Application
Please read through all of your answers carefully and make any necessary corrections before clicking ‘Submit’. You can access each page of your application using the “Previous Page” button below.