DULUTH, MN -- The need for tutors is on the rise across the state of Minnesota and especially in Duluth.
Experts say Duluth is in high demand for help in their reading and math departments.
Specifically, they are looking for 16 tutors to help students brush up on skills that may have been neglected.
According to the experts, 40 percent of students across the state are sitting below grade level.
Educators believe that number is increasing due to COVID-related distance learning.
Minnesota Reading and Math Corps Director, Lindsey Molstad says this program is beneficial not just for students, but the tutors as well.
"You know really that passion for wanting to help students, and helping close those achievement gaps and really just wanting to help out their community. We provide all the training and we actually provide some great coaching and support throughout the year as well. So if someone is kinda curious about what the next step could be, this would be a great opportunity," added Molstad.
Tutors have to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.
The program runs for 11 months starting in August and ending in June.
For more information on the application process click here.