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Great Oaks Tutor Corps

Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Newark, NJ

The Great Oaks Tutor Corps is an intense one-year Urban Education Fellowship designed to close the achievement gap one student at a time. A highly selective full-time service year for recent college graduates, the Corps members work in a startup charter school on the front lines of education reform in Newark.

How does the Tutor Corps work?

The Great Oaks Tutor Corps lets idealistic and dedicated young people invest their time and energy in the success of six middle school students to improve their academic skills while building critical personal relationships with students and families.

Our students’ needs are acute and the effort required is considerable: Corps members work 60-hour weeks, much of that time spent tutoring one or two students.  Corps members also take on secondary projects at the school such as coaching teams, leading clubs or assisting teachers and staff.

Corps members receive housing in a modern apartment building in downtown Newark as well as a modest living stipend. In addition to tutoring Great Oaks Charter School students, Corps members spend an hour a day supporting the achievement of students at a nearby Newark Public School.