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, NJ. The 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 two
or three 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 allowance.

Acceptance into our program is highly competitive. When considering
applications, we are looking for a strong academic record, good
interpersonal skills and a readiness to rise to the demands that come
with working in an urban school. Above all: A relentless work ethic.
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