The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on student learning loss is projected to be significantly higher than in past years, heightening the need for literacy and math tutors in Perham. Area schools are seeking eight Minnesota Reading Corps tutors for the 2020-21 school year to help students struggling with reading and math. Overall, AmeriCorps is recruiting 1,750 tutors for Minnesota schools.

Tutors are being sought for three different levels of commitment: 35, 25 or 18 hours a week, beginning in August 2020. New this year, tutors can opt to serve just a single semester or make a commitment for a full academic year.

Full-time tutors receive a stipend of $650 every two weeks, and can also earn an additional $4,336 for student loans or tuition. This education award can be gifted to a family member if the tutor is 55 or older. Many tutors also qualify for additional benefits like free health insurance and childcare assistance. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply now at or by calling 866-859-2825.

Reading Corps and Math Corps are research-based initiatives to help every Minnesota student become a successful reader by the end of third grade or become proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. Additional schools interested in tutoring support are encouraged to apply at or call 866-859-2825.

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