BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School district is looking for 12 literacy tutors and one math tutor for the 2019-20 school year, according to Minnesota Math and Reading Corps

There are seven area schools that have been awarded tutor positions. The schools include Bemidji Middle School, Central Elementary,  Horace May Elementary, J.W. Smith Elementary, Lincoln Elementary,  Northern Elementary and  Solway Elementary.

Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps are seeking out applicants to fill 1,700 tutor positions across the state of Minnesota for the upcoming school year.

Both full- and part-time tutors are being recruited for a year of paid service this fall. By joining the organizations tutors can help more than 35,000 students statewide, a release said. Reading Corps and Math Corps are initiatives to help every Minnesota student become a successful reader by the end of third grade, and proficient in math by the end of eighth grade.

There are three different levels of commitment a tutor can give: 18, 25 or 35 hours a week. Tutors receive a stipend every two weeks, and can earn up to an additional $4,200 for student loans or tuition. If an individual is 55 years or older that money can be gifted to a family member. Many tutors also qualify for additional benefits like free health insurance and child care assistance, the release said.

Anyone interested in filling a tutor position can apply at or by calling (866) -859-2825. Tutoring for the upcoming school year will start in August.