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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Baltimore

What is AARP Foundation Experience Corps?

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a community-based volunteer program that engages highly trained adults 50+ as tutors to help students become better readers by the end of third grade. It is a proven “triple win,” helping students to succeed, older adults to thrive, and communities to grow stronger.

Experience Corps employs a structured, evidence-based model that improves the overall reading ability of students by building their fluency, accuracy and comprehension skills.

Structured, Focused Tutoring: Students are paired with a tutor (either one-to-one or in small groups) for the entire school year. The tutor facilitates two 30-minute tutoring sessions weekly.

What makes Experience Corps unique?

  • Training: Our tutors receive more than 20 hours of training annually, including 16 hours of pre-service training.
  • Experience: Experience Corps has a 98% tutor retention rate, with tutors typically serving an average of 4.7 years.
  • Our Volunteers: Experience Corps tutors are 50+ years old and better and as a result, they have decades of life and career experience. Many are former teachers, principals and firefighters and other professions within your school’s community.
  • Fidelity through Layered Quality Assurance: Ongoing support, monitoring and technical assistance are imbedded into our program. From the coaching sessions led by our site coordinators to the school liaison meetings facilitated by our community engagement specialists, Experience Corps designs program fidelity into its delivery model.

The Program Delivery Team

How the Team Supports Quality


Provides direct service to students.

Site Coordinator

Serves in a single partner school; provides coaching to tutors.

Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Serves as the school liaison and provides direct oversight, support and coaching to the site coordinators and tutors when needed.

Academic Tutoring and Mentoring Partner

Oversees program implementation and training across Baltimore metro area and surrounding counties, and ensures fidelity to the curriculum and pedagogy. Provides coaching for all tutors and direct oversight and support to the regional coordinators.

Become a Tutor with Experience Corps Baltimore

If you’re interested in tutoring with Experience Corps Baltimore, please join us at one of our upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions. Please contact the Recruitment Specialist for a list of additional Volunteer Information Sessions not listed below.

Please join us for an upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions.

May 17, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Register 
May 31,  2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 p.m.| Register
June 14, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Register
July 7, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Register

Become a School Partner with Experience Corps Baltimore

If you represent a public school in the Baltimore area and you are interested in learning more about Experience Corps’ literacy tutoring program, please contact the Branch Director.  

For more information, contact:

Brandi Roberts

Program Director



Experience Corps Baltimore is a proud AmeriCorps and Senior Corps site under a grant provided from the Corporation for National and Community Service to AARP Foundation.


AARP Foundation Experience Corps is looking for adults 50 years and older interested in tutoring K-3 students who are struggling to read.

Is Experience Corps in my city?

AARP Foundation Experience Corps has more than 2,300 highly-trained volunteers working in 22 cities and serves over 9,600 students every year in high-need elementary schools.

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