By Breana Pitts

SOUTHBORO (CBS) – Two local high school students are offering up free help during the pandemic. The Southboro teenagers started a service to tutor other kids who are struggling with remote learning.

Charles Tang, a freshman at Algonquin Regional High School, came up with the idea this past summer. His friend, sophomore Gracie Sheng, helped him get the idea off the ground.

Their company is called Iridium Tutoring and it offers free online help. After a few months they have already offered more than one thousand hours of assistance. They also have a team of fifty tutors around the country helping them.

“I’m extremely surprised since it’s been less than half a year since we started and I feel like we’ve connected with so many students even in that short period of time,” Sheng told WBZ-TV.

“It’s really surprising that we’ve come so far in helping so many students around the world. It’s been a really big part of my life as well,” Tang said. “I hope that this can just continue to help out students, reach out to even more students and eventually just tackle education inequality in our nation.”

They offer office hours three nights a week and they are now a 501 c-3 charity.

To learn more about them or how you can help, visit their website.

Breana Pitts