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Summer 2018 Tutors

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: Emma Roskopf

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: 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: Sophia Sordilla

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest High School
Year in school:
 Rising Freshman at Brown University

About Me: Hi! I’m Sophia Sordilla. I love school in general, but I especially enjoy science and math. This year, I’m taking all honors and AP classes, including AP Physics and IRDI, which is a class dedicated to a year-long research project in STEM. I’m also involved in Chemistry Club, Climbing Club, Ultimate Frisbee, and I hope to join Science Olympiad. Other than those clubs, my hobbies include reading, knitting, and hanging out with my friends. I’m very excited for my senior year, and I’m looking forward to working with the kids at the Learning League!

Why I am a good learning coach: I have plenty of experience in working with kids. I have been tutoring since last winter and have taught the third grade class at my church for two years. I take challenging classes in school, including AP Chemistry and Calculus BC, and I do well in all of my classes. I love helping others understand material, and I enjoy the challenge of explaining topics in away someone younger than me can understand. I know how valuable an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher can be, and I try my best to embody those characteristics.

Name: Monica Bradford

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

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: Lauren Maldonado

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

About Me: Some things to know about me are that I am really passionate about music, art, and science. 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. Last summer I went on a service trip to Costa Rica where I did a lot of volunteer work. While I was there I realized that volunteering is also one of my passions as well, and doing work abroad is another goal of mine.

Why I am a good learning coach: My interest in tutoring first started when I started helping my little sister with her 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. Before I officially started tutoring I was a volunteer at TLL for the middle school club, a group where I help middle school kids with their homework and organization.


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: Sara Bey

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

About Me: Hello! My name is Sara Bey. I’m a senior at OPRF, and I genuinely like school- especially buying new school supplies. I love to take advantage of all the opportunities OPRF has given me, including taking classes such as Woodworking, Child Development and multiple AP classes that pique my interest. I am Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, and have played upright bass in the school’s jazz band. You may see me around Oak Park a lot, because I sell tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market and bike everywhere. When I go to college, I want to major in Early Childhood Education, so I want as much experience working with children as possible before I leave.

Why I am a good learning coach: I love children, whether they be the babies in my family, or a child who waves “hi” to me in the grocery store. I have plenty of experience working with children. I babysit my little cousins, tutor at Beye Elementary during the school year, help my grandmother during Vacation Bible School at my church, and I worked at OPEF’s BASE Camp this summer. I was a shy and quiet girl growing up, so I understand kids’ stress when they’re too scared to ask for help. I want to create the warmest environment possible for the students I tutor so they are able to thrive and have a successful school year.

Joining us in the Fall of 2018!

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: Julia Eddelbuettel

School Attending:OPRFHS
Year in school: Senior

About Me: Hi! My name is Julia and I am a senior at OPRF. All four years of high school I have been a member of the girl’s cross country team and Best Buddies. I am also a member of the Sarah’s Inn Youth Committee and do volunteer tutoring at Beye Elementary School. Since I was little, my favorite subjects in school have been history, French, and English, but I also love math! This summer, I actually went to France and was an au pair for a family in Paris. I spoke in French all day! I’m also really looking forward to college, and I plan on majoring in Economics.

Why I am a good learning coach: I have a lot of experience working with children. I babysit my cousins and neighbors quite frequently, and I also am a volunteer tutor. I love helping students learn new skills and spending time getting to know them. I take very challenging courses at OPRF, including AP Calc, AP English, and multiple AP history classes, and am very excited about the material I am learning, I hope I can continue to inspire kids to use their full potential to be the best students they can be.

Name: Spencer Gallager

School Attending: Fenwick High School
Year in school: Junior

About Me: I am a member of the math team, the cross country team, the WYSE team, Blackfriars’ Guild (drama club) and Friar Mentors, Fenwick’s peer tutoring program. I also volunteer at Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry, and I am involved in Bam Theatre, a high school/college community theatre program in Hinsdale, as an actor and intern. My main hobbies are theatre and math, both of which I’ve been lucky enough to pursue in high school through Fenwick’s drama program and through Fenwick’s math team, with whom I won 1st place in the Individual Geometry and Two-Person events at the ICTM Regionals, and tied for 10th place in Geometry and won 7th place in Two-Person at state.

Why I am a good learning coach: I started helping out my little brother with his homework when I was in 5th grade, and ever since then I’ve loved to help tutor others and help them succeed where they might have been otherwise struggling. I’m lucky to have received experience as a tutor with Friar Mentors, a peer-to-peer tutoring program at Fenwick. I’ve also had experience working with children as a theatre camp counselor. I greatly enjoy working with younger kids, and enjoy how often I’m surprised by how smart some kids can be without anyone realizing it. I’d love to be the one who helps bring out the smarter side of kids that they don’t easily show.

Name: Veronica Rooney

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

About Me:  I love music, both listening to it and playing it.  I play flute in the marching band, and my favorite artists are Amy Winehouse, Joni Mitchell, and Florence and the Machine.  I also like spending time with my friends, watching movies, and acting.  One of my favorite things in the world is going to camp; I was a camper for 5 years when I was a kid, and I’ve been a counselor at Camp Anokijig for the past two summers, which I love.  When I go to college, I want to study film and public policy, so that I can make movies and stick it to the man.

Why I am a good learning coach: Being an older sister and cousin, I’ve always helped my brother with his homework and taken care of kids younger than me.  I think kids are hilarious and smart and I really enjoy working with them and getting to know them every week.  Having worked as a camp counselor, I feel I have a lot of experience with leadership and teaching kids important skills. 

Name: Nate Olsen

School Attending: Oak Park River Forest

Year in school: Junior

About Me: I go to OPRF High School as a Junior, and in my free time I enjoy playing guitar both at School of Rock and at home, doing backstage crew (with a specialty in lighting) and playing ultimate frisbee! This past summer I took a two-week study abroad trip to Spain, which was a really great experience. In school, my favorite classes are math and science, and in college I want to focus on software design/engineering.
Why I am a good learning coach: I am a good learning coach because I have a real interest in working with kids, and love watching them succeed. In middle school I did PRIME Time tutoring, and I really felt that I had developed a good relationship with the student I was tutoring, which is part of the reason that I decided to continue my tutoring career. I know that every student has a different learning style, and I want to teach them in a way that will help them understand best.


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