Literacy Intervention Tutors for Local Schools

Hill Learning Center is seeking reading tutors to deliver high dose literacy intervention tutoring using the 95 RAP program to struggling readers in local schools, both during the school day and after school. Applicants should have a background in the science of reading, experience working with diverse student populations and a commitment to serving those farthest from opportunity.


  • Deliver high dose, intensive literacy intervention tutoring at a Title I and/or low-performing public or public charter school in Durham or Orange County to students with persistent deficits in foundational reading skills.
  • Tutor 4 days per week, Monday through Thursday, for 3-5 hours per day from early October 2024 to mid-May 2025. Most sessions are during the school day, with some opportunities for after-school tutoring in addition to or instead of during the school day program.
  • Receive training in the 95 Percent Group Reading Achievement Program (95 RAP), including 20 hours of self-paced online coursework in the methodology and research that underlies it, a one-day live webinar training, and at least three 1:1 instructional coaching sessions with a Hill coach during the first year of using the program.
  • Participate in three professional development sessions with other Hill literacy intervention tutors throughout the school year.
  • Provide student 95 RAP data to partners as needed (e.g., classroom teachers, parents, program administrators).
  • Attend project meetings with school partners as needed (meeting commitments will not exceed a few hours over the course of the year).

About 95 RAP: Hill’s Literacy Intervention Tutoring program uses 95 RAP, a small-group (4:1), individualized reading intervention supported by technology and professional development. 95 RAP guides teachers through effective instruction in foundational reading skills. The sequence and multi-sensory instruction are influenced by Orton Gillingham. A RAP lesson incorporates up to seven integrated components, all of which include short bursts of instruction. The 95 RAP app provides a clear and consistent daily structure, individualizes content, and calculates mastery of concepts, allowing the tutor to focus on providing high-quality instruction. Components include Oral Drill, Phonological Awareness, Word Attack/Phonics, Spelling, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Sessions move rapidly, with direct instruction fluidly integrated in between student responses, helping students maintain focus and attention while learning. Students track their goals and progress and celebrate their successes, supporting student agency and confidence.

Qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in special education or elementary education, 2) certification in related field, 3) experience working with diverse students with foundational literacy gaps or learning differences.

Hill Learning Center actively strives to create diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environments representative of the communities we serve. We acknowledge, celebrate, and honor diversity, which has many dimensions, including learning styles, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and economic background. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the Hill community are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Hill Learning Center’s Literacy Intervention Tutoring (LIT) Program: For over a decade, Hill has been working to further access to our intensive, research-based tutoring program by providing services on site at local schools to students who may not otherwise have access. Hill has state funding to support the LIT program at six area schools: Grady A. Brown Elementary, New Hope Elementary, A.L. Stanback Middle and Partnership Academy in Orange County Schools, and KIPP Durham and Maureen Joy Charter Schools in Durham. The programs in these schools are fully funded by the state grant. Hill works collaboratively with other local schools to identify funding sources to support the program.

About Hill Learning Center

Founded in 1977 in Durham, NC, Hill Learning Center is a hub for equitable and differentiated, research-based practices for supporting students with learning differences and attention challenges. Through a range of K-12 student and educator programs, and strategic partnerships with leaders in the field, Hill aspires to ensure students with learning and attention challenges receive the instruction and support they need, regardless of where they attend school or whether they have a formal diagnosis.

Hill grounds our work in our Core Values and commitment to furthering access and belonging while advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Core Values

We Learn We are lifelong learners. We approach all that we do with a growth mindset and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. We learn from our students, our colleagues, other educators, and our partners. We seek out and embrace new ideas while remaining true to strategies we know work.

We Empower We empower students to take charge of their own learning and lives. We empower teachers to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to lead students to success. We empower staff to discover new and better ways of doing things.

We Reach We strive to reach an ever-increasing number of students, teachers, and schools to support their growth and success. We partner to extend our reach, expand our expertise, and learn from others. We challenge and support students, teachers, our partners, and our colleagues to reach their full potential.

We Relate We develop personal relationships with students, parents, teachers, colleagues, and partners. We empathize. We listen. We communicate. We collaborate. We connect. We relate.

We Care We care about students and their families. We care about teachers. We care about each other. We care about making a difference in students' lives, in schools and school districts, and in our community.

Furthering Access at Hill

We actively work to reach, engage, and retain students and educators representing all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities, and socioeconomic class to experience and benefit fully from Hill programs and practices.

Every Student Needs Success.

We honor and value each individual.

We celebrate differences and diversity.

We are stronger when we are inclusive.

We strive for equity in all we do.