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St. Louis County sees high demand for tutors ahead of fall classes

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DULUTH, MN -- Families across the state have a big decision to make when it comes to their child's education, to send their children back to school, or provide learning at home.

"I haven't talked to one parent that has approached this without some level of stress," said Duluth Tutor, Melody Poggio.

Poggio has been tutoring in the area for the past ten years, but this year she says it's a little different, "in August I don't normally get this many calls."

Poggio signed on 10 new students in just the last two months.

"A lot of parents are recognizing that distance learning didn't work very well for their kids. The hybrid models are wonderful for a lot of kids but there's going to be some that really struggle with the lack of routine that goes with that," added Poggio.

Poggio will help tutor the 10 students in different ways, either seeing them two hours per week or teaching a full class.

According to Americorps leaders, the need for tutors reaches across St. Louis County.

"We still have about twenty positions available across St. Louis County," said Recruiter for Americorps, Brianne Bensen-Schlegel.

The needed positions would be placed in elementary schools and high schools and help students with math and reading.

"This year it's most important because we have so many students when we think about missing out on about three months of school with our current pandemic it is just so important they are giving those extra supports," said Bensen-Schlegel.

If you're interested in applying for a tutoring position click here.

Lyanne Valdez

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