Our students showed remarkable progress and our MEAP state reading scores jumped from 56.2 to 82.5 after only 3 months of Phonics First® Academic Advantage On-site Tutoring. I would highly recommend it to any [urban] school wishing to make significant gains in student reading ability. No school should be without it!
– Steve Christian, Assistant Principal, Fleming Elementary, Detroit, MI

Employment Opportunities at RLAC

Since 1991 RLAC has provided Phonics First® Professional Development training and tutoring throughout Metro-Detroit. Our systematic, sequential, structured approach to teaching reading is both motivating and successful.

RLAC contracts with over sixty independent contractors, each specially trained in our Phonics First® curriculum. Our tutors are required to take PF210, a 30-hour intensive Orton-Gillingham training. Before potential tutors even start tutoring, they must take a written final exam, present a final lesson, and observe five lessons with experienced RLAC tutors and students. Our training and support far exceeds other educational facilities and is an important part of our certification requirements.

RLAC is accepting applications for the following positions:

To be considered for any of the above positions, please apply today and start making a difference with a proven approach!

Tutoring Positions

RLAC tutors must be positive, enthusiastic, dedicated individuals who are compassionate educators willing to make a difference in our students' lives. Tutors are required to be available for a minimum of eight sessions per week during RLAC peak tutoring hours.

In-center tutoring is private one-to-one tutoring after school, evenings, and weekends. In addition to specialized reading instruction RLAC also offers tutoring in the following subjects:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Written Expression
  • Comprehension
  • SAT/ACT Preparation
  • Foreign Language
  • Speech & Language

On-site group tutoring opportunities are also available during school hours and after school hours.

Reading Tutor

Our specialized reading tutors are required to take PF210, a 30-hour intensive Orton-Gillingham training. Before potential tutors even start tutoring, they must take a written final exam, present a final lesson, and observe five lessons with experienced RLAC tutors and students. Our training and support far exceeds other educational facilities. Phonics First® tutors are encouraged to become certified through ongoing Phonics First® training and professional development.

Phonics First® Tutors Must:
  • Complete all training requirements
  • Instruct RLAC students using our Phonics First® reading curriculum
  • Provide consistent lesson feedback to parents at the conclusion of each lesson
  • Submit written RLAC progress reports and/or exit reports as requested
  • Keep accurate records of each client's progress
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree (preferred in Education)
  • Teaching and/or tutoring experience
  • Late afternoon, evening, Saturday availability
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to comply with paperwork requirements

RLAC tutors must be willing to sign an independent contractor agreement as terms of their employment and be subject to a criminal background check.

Trainer Positions

Deliver Phonics First® professional development trainings to teachers, administrators, and parents across the country. RLAC trainers are highly motivated and passionate educators who have a strong desire to teach this exciting method for teaching reading.

Trainer Requirements:
  • Must complete PF210 as a participant and again as an observer and assistant instructor
  • Must complete self study of articles and information relating to reading instruction
  • Must be willing to travel nationally up to 2-3 weeks per month
  • Must have motivating instructional delivery
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education or related field
  • Teaching experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Knowledge in reading development
  • Ability to deliver specified curriculum

RLAC trainers must be willing to sign an independent contractor agreement as terms of their employment.

Education Consultant Positions

Education Consultants assess school district's literacy needs and provide the best solution between our many products and services to help clients reach their goals. Consultants must participate in education-based conferences to increase awareness of RLAC's product offerings. Consultants are encouraged to prospect new client relationships while building upon existing relationships. It is the consultant's responsibility to submerge him or herself in the education industry and have knowledge of school's state funding. This person must be detail orientated with the ability to manage multiple projects. Consultants must make frequent cold calls via phone and in person. Some travel required, 40-55 hour work week.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree
  • Two to three years outside sales experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to plan and implement sales strategies
  • Work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined
  • Reliable
  • Flexible

Apply to RLAC

Thank you for your interest in joining RLAC's team of dedicated professionals. Please follow the instructions below for submitting your application.

  1. Download and fill out this application:
    RLAC_application.doc (34kb)
    To download, right-click the above link and select "Save Target As..."
  2. Send application along with resume and cover letter to resumes@rlac.com or
    fax (248) 645-2335

Submission of this application and your resume does not secure an interview or employment. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview when there is an open position.