Menu

Contact Us

thelearningleague1@gmail.com

(708) 692-4870

 
Students at table||||

 

Learn more about all of our great tutors!

Fall 2018 Tutors

Name: Alex Griffin

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest

Year in school: Senior

About Me: Hi my name is Alex! I am thrilled to be apart of The Learning League team!  I play soccer for the Chicago Edge and also enjoy hiking and playing hockey. I am especially interested in US National Parks. My favorite subjects are math, chemistry and engineering. Through the engineering program at OPRF, my team was a finalist on two Northrop Grumman projects designing a hovercraft and creating a flying drone. I am an honor roll and AP student who is planning to study engineering in college and live out west in Denver or Seattle.

Why I am a good learning coach:  I have always enjoyed teaching and helping kids with sports and their school work. I first started to teach kids to play soccer when I was in 7th grade.  Since that time I became a referee and am now mentoring younger referees during their first season. I also enjoy helping my brother with his math packet during the summer and homework during the school year.


Name: Ian Heinig

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest

Year in school: Junior

About Me: Hello, my name is Ian! I was born at a very young age and have been thriving ever since! I actively take piano lessons but also enjoy listening to a variety of different music styles. I play volleyball, and in school I excel in many classes, especially math. I always enjoy a good challenge at school or on the court. I have been a part of a youth group where I have gone on mission trips, led group discussions, and made great friendships. I look forward to working with your child!

Why I am a good learning coach:  I have always enjoyed teaching other people, whether it be my classmates in math class, a group of seventh grade boys, or someone I am babysitting. I have led multiple groups of fifth and seventh graders on field trips and group discussions through my church. In addition to helping younger students, I assist students my age as well during class or with homework. I have a strong GPA and work hard in all of my high school courses. My goal is for the students I tutor to completely understand their material and to teach them using a variety of methods.

Name: Jackson Gerut

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest

Year in school: Senior

About Me: Hi! I’m Jackson and I am a Senior at OPRF.  I have lived in Oak Park for my whole life.  I like to take a lot of challenging classes in high school, and I am always excited about new opportunities and experiences.  My favorite subjects are History and Math, but I also am in an accelerated Spanish course that is very enjoyable. Currently I am in business club and am apart of the business INCubator class at OPRF.  In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and playing sports like basketball and soccer. 

Why I am a good learning coach:  I was a camp counselor last summer and I had to deal with a lot of kids everyday.  I have a lot of experience dealing with kids and connecting with them as well. I also babysit and help my family with homework all of the time.  I am in several AP courses at the high school, and I can tutor any subject from Spanish to Math. I love finding new methods for the kids to understand their topics, and I love seeing them progress. 

Name: Zaideh McDermott

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest
Year in school: Sophomore

About Me: Hello! My name is Zaideh. I am going into my sophomore year of high school. I have lived in Oak Park basically my whole life, and I've always enjoyed school and learning new things. I especially like Math, French and English, but I enjoy all subjects. I really love the French language and I hope to travel to France someday. I am very organized with my school work, and am a very hard worker. I hope to join many clubs at OPRF throughout my high school career. Outside of School I like spending my time with friends and family and listening to music. I absolutely love traveling and there are so many places that I want to visit someday!     

Why I am a good learning coach: I have experience with younger kids, I have a sister in 4th grade and younger cousins. I have always been interested in education and becoming a teacher. I love working with kids and helping others learn new things. I challenge myself in school and I hope to help kids who are struggling or kids who are hoping to advance. I have been working at the learning league since the spring, and I am excited to make learning fun and interesting for my students.

Name: Ruby Mead

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest
Year in school: Junior

About Me: Hello! My name is Ruby and I’m a student at OPRF, where I’m going to be taking AP classes in addition to honors courses this fall, and I love to learn! My favorite subjects in school are English and History, however I enjoy Math and Art as well! I’m a dancer at The Academy of Movement and Music and take part in smaller clubs in school such as the school’s service club, where I get the opportunity to volunteer my time towards those who need it. I love to write and draw, and those hobbies in addition to reading and hanging out with my friends take up my free time! I’m super excited about my upcoming year in high school and the challenges that come with it!

Why I am a good learning coach: I’ve always enjoyed helping others with something they might not understand, and I believe that everyone benefits from the experience of helping others learn. I’ve dealt with the hard and frustrating times that elementary and middle school provide, and have learned so many tips on how to navigate them. Teaching younger kids ways to eliminate that stress and increase their knowledge is such a privilege to be able to do. Additionally, I love interacting with kids and learning about each one individually, so that I can attempt to adhere to their needs and their learning style.


Name: Amaya Gatling

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest
Year in school: Senior

About Me: Hi! My name is Amaya and I'm a senior at OPRF. I've always liked to learn, which is why I take challenging classes at school. I'm currently in AP Statistics, AP French, AP Biology and took AP English last year, so I'm very prepared to tutor in any of those subjects. In my free time I volunteer at University of Illinois hospital, and babysit.

Why I am a good learning coach: I've been babysitting for years, so I have had lots of practice helping kids with homework. I have been working at the learning league since the fall of 2017, and I really enjoy helping kids understand things and watching their growth as students.

Name: Merrick Ohata

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest High School   ear in school: Senior

About Me:  Hello! I'm Merrick, and I am a senior at OPRF. I like to read science fiction and fantasy, something that inspired my independent study to create a language last year. I spent my spring of 2017 studying in the south of France, so I am fluent in French and will graduate high school with the French language biliteracy seal. In addition to languages, I am interested in music theory and composition and math, which I hope to pursue in college. I am the student manager for OPRF's science olympiad team and I compete with the OPRF scholastic bowl team as well. In my spare time I like to read, compose music, play board games, or work on various projects.


Why I Am A Good Learning Coach: Having completed AP courses on a wide range of material spanning from American history to calculus, I have a strong understanding of the core subjects and hope to help younger students solidify their understanding of basic concepts through more advanced material. I am typically the one my friends seem to come to when they are having difficulty in their math or science classes, so I have gained a lot of experience coming up with different ways to think about ideas and problems to match with different learning styles. I pride myself on my ability to adapt to someone else's needs when it comes to explaining and find immense satisfaction in seeing everything coming together in their brain. I am excited to work with students at the Learning League this term!


Name: Monica  Bradford

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest   
Year in school: Junior

About Me: Hi! My name is Monica. I really enjoy learning new things, and my favorite subject is math. I just started pre-calculus, and I am very excited for the year! I am a very active member of the ultimate frisbee team, the track team, choir, and HYPE, a club focused on educating my fellow OPRF students on the benefits of living a drug and alcohol free life. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, running, and sewing.

Why I am a good learning coach: I have been helping my friends and siblings with their homework for a very long time, and I have always really enjoyed it. I love helping others solve problems they have been struggling with. In addition, I love interacting with kids. I have many younger cousins who I would give anything to spend time with. I strive to be a role model and make a difference in as many people’s lives as I can. I understand that everyone has a different way of learning, and I want to help discover the best method for each individual student so that their school experience can be enjoyable.

Name: Audrey Stutz

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest
Year in school: Sophomore

About Me: Hi! My name is Audrey and I am a sophomore at OPRF. I really enjoy taking challenging classes and playing on the high school soccer team. I’m currently enrolled in all honors classes with my favorites being English, math, and history. I love helping others and I am in Tau Gamma which is a service club that   focuses on helping the community. I have played piano for eight years and I love to practice in my free time. I also really enjoy playing soccer and hanging out with my friends.  When I grow up, I hope to become an author and travel the world.

Why I am a good learning coach: I really enjoy working with kids! I have a lot of experience through babysitting for the past four years and I also have a younger brother and younger cousins. I’m also in cats and dogs tutoring which is a club at the high school where OPRF students tutor kids at Beye Elementary for two days a week. My favorite part about it is getting to meet amazing kids and being able to work and form a relationship with them.



Name: Leeson Wells

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest
Year in school: Junior

About Me: I am super outgoing and social. I moved to Oak Park in 6th Grade, and mastered the transition and find myself extremely adaptable in all situations. I like making creative film of family vacations, road trips and nature. I hope to attend college where I can pursue a career in film making. I have taken Spanish for 5 years, and looking forward to AP Spanish this year to increase my conversational Spanish. I enjoy watching cooking shows like Master Chef.
Why I am a good learning coach:I really enjoy watching children learn. I help my sister with homework, and find it rewarding when I can help someone work through a difficult problem, solve it, and then understand how they got there. I struggled with math, and other subjects in middle school, and was able to overcome these struggles. I believe that through this journey of understanding my learning process, I know how to help kids who are going through the same problems.

Name: Lily Alter

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest   
Year in school: Senior

About Me: About Me: I am currently exploring my next step at colleges and universities and hope to major in music, but I also love to read and write. My favorite academic classes are history and English. I'm in three vocal groups at OPRF, which are a lot of fun to rehearse and perform with. In my free time, I volunteer at the Housing Forward emergency shelter at First United Church of Oak Park on Monday nights. I love cats, crafts, and coffee.
Why I am a good learning coach:  I have taught Sunday school to seven- and eight-year-olds for two years, and I have loved every minute. It's a lot of fun to be surrounded by such curious and bright kids. In addition, I haven't always been a fast learner, so I understand the importance of being patient and encouraging to students. I've worked hard to get good grades in school, and I want to help younger kids learn how to to do the same. I also know about the value of perseverance, which is important to any learner.


Name: Claire Marko

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest

Year in school: Sophomore

About Me: Hi! I am a sophomore at OPRF and this will be my first year tutoring at The Learning League. I enjoy playing piano, drawing and painting, and spending time with friends and family. I like to play badminton and tennis for fun, and I love to travel. I am very interested in history and Spanish, but I also really enjoy math and science. I am looking forward to this year at TLL!

Why I am a good learning coach: I really enjoy working with kids, and I have a lot of experience with babysitting. I like to apply what I have learned in school by thinking of creative ways to explain the the concepts. I feel that it is very fulfilling to help others learn, as it makes it feel like the work I put into learning in school is really worth while. I am currently in all honors classes, including Pre-Calculus, and AP American History.



Name: Lauren Maldonado

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest      
Year in school: Senior

About Me:  Hi! I am someone who has always been more interested in arts than athletics, though I enjoy running and would like to get back into track and field and cross country when I have more time. As of now, I really enjoy playing guitar and piano. Music is something that I am very interested in and is a big part of my life.  In school, my favorite classes have always been science and I would like to do something in the science/chemistry field in the future.

Why I am a good learning coach:  Since middle school, I have been helping my two younger sisters with homework and I really enjoy helping others and seeing people improve over time. I was a tutor at the Learning League last year and I really enjoyed the environment and the opportunity to help kids with subjects.



Name:  Theo Trefonides

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest    
Year in school: Senior

About Me: I am a senior at OPRF and am active in Ultimate Frisbee and Choir. I have also been a Camp Counselor at Camp Spark K-1 the last two summers and have loved my time there.I have I am a huge Cubs fan and love music, especially Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. I especially enjoy math and science, and spending time with my friends and with my younger cousins.

Why I am a good learning coach: I genuinely enjoy spending time with children. I think kids are smarter and funnier than some adults give them credit for. I find interacting with them very rewarding. I love seeing a kid figure something out that was difficult for them. I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with kids in this way.


Name: John Flanagan

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest
Year in school: Sophomore

About Me: My name is John Flanagan and I am a sophomore at OPRF this year. I am the youngest of three, and I live in River Forest. I play basketball, and I am a big sports fan. My favorite subject in school is math, specifically algebra, and I love science. My dream is to be an engineer and work for NASA. At school, I run a club called Dudes Makin’ a Difference ; it is a service club that hosts events every couple weeks to raise money for Sarah’s Inn. I am also part of the club Best Buddies. I love hanging out with friends and spending time with my older brother, and I love my job, working at The Learning League!

Why I am a good learning coach: I believe I am a good learning coach because I always to my very best to help my students. There’s no better feeling than explaining a concept and knowing your student fully understands it. I love teaching, and I know when I was younger, sometimes I could have used a tutor. I always do my very best to make sure my student is understanding the material and having fun with it.



Name: Nina Bozovic

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest   
Year in school: Junior

About Me: Hi! My name is Nina, and I’m a junior at OPRF. I have lived in Oak Park my whole life, and I love school and learning new things! My favorite classes are math and chemistry, but I am very open minded with all my classes. I am currently in all honors and AP classes. I love to play water polo and am an active member of the school team as well as a club team in the offseason. As well as this, I am a section editor for the school’s yearbook, and I love it! In my free time I like to work out and spend time with my friends and family.

Why I am a good learning coach: I have been going to the same summer camp since 5th grade, and I have loved spending time and connecting with the younger children at camp. For the past two summers I have helped at my camp as a Counselor In Training, and I spent the majority of my time with younger kids. I have taught lessons there as well as stayed in the younger cabins, and it was such a great experience! My block also has many kids on it, and I love spending time with them and babysitting them when I get the chance. I’m super excited for this new opportunity to work with kids!

Name: Emma Roskopf- will be back in November!

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest

Year in school: Junior

About Me: Hi! I’m Emma. My hobbies include reading, learning, baking, cooking, gardening and spending time with friends. My favorite types of books are fantasy and science fiction, because I love the creativity and the plot twists. In school, I am part of the Ultimate Frisbee team, the Marching Band, and the Tau Gamma service club. My favorite classes are math, science and Chinese. These are my favorite classes because I find them fascinating and challenging.
Why I am a good learning coach:  I really enjoy math and reading, and hope to share that passion for learning with others! When I was younger, my older sister would always help me with homework whenever I would get stuck. I always found it incredible how fast she could teach me a concept because she could just focus on me individually and explain it in an easier way. I strive to provide that for other children, because for me, understanding a difficult concept is one of the most rewarding experiences and always makes me want to learn more.

Name: Ruby Harper

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest  
Year in school: Senior

About Me:  About Me: Hey! My name is Ruby Harper and I am a senior at OPRF. I lived in Forest Park up until second grade which is when I moved to Oak Park. I am a proud member of my school’s veggie club, and student council. I love to dance and am a member of my high school’s dance group,“Orchesis”. I love music in general and could zone out for hours listening to my favorite songs. If I’m not listening to music I am probably reading/writing (English is my favorite subject), running, walking my dogs, or hanging out with my best friend in the city. My peers would describe me as very outgoing and having the ability to make new friends easily, as I love to meet new people.

Home | Programs | Contact Us | Calendar | Tutor Profiles | Become a Coach | About the Founder | Testimonials

Copyright © 2016 The Learning League LLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by Deluxe for Business






 
1