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Become a Tutor

Applications have closed for the 2021-2022 service year.
For information regarding the 2022-2023 service year, please contact our Recruiter via email at, or sign up for a phone call.


Literacy First is a tutoring program that focuses on early literacy. Literacy First tutors provide one-to-one tutoring to ensure all children are reading at or above grade level by 3rd grade. We use explicit, research-based curriculum to address critical reading skills. All training and mentorship is provided by our supervisors and staff, who are literacy experts.

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Why Literacy First?

If a student is not successfully reading at grade level by the time they finish second grade, then they are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Literacy First tutors address this critical need for early literacy intervention in elementary schools across the Austin area.

How to Apply

Literacy First is now hiring tutors to serve during the 2021-2022 school year that begins September 1, 2021!  Click here learn more about our available positions, and apply to become a tutor below.

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Applicant Resources

Thinking about becoming an early literacy tutor? This section provides resources compiled by current and former tutors to help you make your decision!

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About AmeriCorps

Literacy First is one of the oldest and largest AmeriCorps*State programs in Texas. Learn more about AmeriCorps and the national service experience here. About AmeriCorps