Two students at Algonquin Regional High School created a tutoring service to help fellow students during the pandemic.

Charles Tang and Gracie Sheng are in ninth and tenth grade at the school. Their program, Iridium Tutoring, was founded to address educational inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The free program offers virtual tutoring for students K through 12, in a number of different subjects including English, math, and science. 

So far, Iridium Tutoring has helped more than 150 students across the world. Tang and Sheng say they want to make sure everyone is getting the best education possible.

Tang said in an interview Sunday: "Recently, we just became a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit, which means we are better able to coordinate with local charities to better support the students in our local areas. We've also had a milestone of tutoring 700 sessions."

Sheng said, "I found that there are many students who are reluctant to speak up in class. Largely because the feel distant from their teacher, and because we're even farther away from real people now. I think that problem has become even greater than before."

If you're interested in setting up a tutoring session, you can visit their website to sign up.​