After School Elementary
Reading Tutor

Position Description

Horton’s Kids is a community-based organization working to drive positive change in the lives of children and families living in the most under-resourced communities in southeast Washington, DC. With support from committed staff and volunteers, Horton’s Kids’ goal is to change the life trajectory of children by providing academic, youth development, health/basic needs, and family engagement supports. Learn more about Horton’s Kids at

Horton’s Kids is seeking OST Literacy Tutors to lead our High Intensity Tutoring (HIT) program for 75 children in grades K-4. This position reports directly to the Senior Manager of Elementary Education and collaborates with all program staff. Our HIT model targets learning loss through structured literacy interventions. Each learning group is differentiated by student ability; groups have a maximum of four students per tutor. 

Tutoring occurs after school, Monday through Thursday, until 6:30pm at our centers in SE DC. Our after school program runs from October through May. You have the option to commit to all four days, have a Monday/Tuesday, or Wednesday/Thursday schedule. This program runs through the end of May 2022, with a winter break in late December/early January. 

This position starts at $30 an hour with two 15% bonus payments. Note that our rate for experienced teachers mirrors DCPS pay structure. Tutors will receive curriculum and assessment training. 

Horton’s Kids has strict COVID protocols, based on CDC and local guidance, in place to ensure the safety of all students, families, staff, and volunteers. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. 

Core responsibilities of this position include:    


  • Consistently track student data using progress-monitoring tools. 
  • Evaluate children’s reading levels using the F&P Assessments. 
  • Provide diverse reading experiences and opportunities for children of all abilities. 
  • Implement appropriate accommodations and modifications to meet varying student need. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of trauma-informed practices. 


  • Develop and integrate mindfulness activities throughout the tutoring session.  
  • Prioritize students’ social and emotional learning.  
  • Build positive relationships with students 


  • Track and gather data  to monitor children’s academic growth   
  • Collaborate with Horton’s Kids staff and volunteers 


  • 1+ year  as an in-person classroom teacher in  an  elementary and/or middle school setting with a focus on reading 
  • Experience with differentiating instruction 
  • Experience with helping elementary students with homework  
  • Knowledge of Special Education, IEP and 504 plans, and the educational landscape of DC  
  • Strong behavior management skills; knowledge of PBIS is a plus. 
  • Experience collaborating with others. 
  • Ability to motivate and inspire children to learn 
  • Experience working with children  and families who come from systematically marginalized communities. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice for children  and families.   

To apply

Fill out this form and include your resume and cover letter. 

Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check, and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.