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Students take on tutoring

Some of Lakeridge Highs brightest students form business to help others succeed


by: REVIEW PHOTO: BARB RANDALL - Staff members of Tutor Bank include from left, Arjan Mahra, Teo Gumusoglu, Evan Heath, Julian Heninger and Matt White. Not pictured is Aaron Reynolds.Lakeridge High School students have a new resource when it comes to getting help with homework. Evan Heath, Arjun Mahra, Matt White, Teo Gumusoglu, Julian Heninger and Aaron Reynolds have joined together to form Tutor Bank, a business that provides tutoring for literally any and all classes taught at Lakeridge.

“We’ve all been tutoring students on our own for the past two years,” Heath said. “It will make it easier for us to join together and easier for our clients, too.”

The tutors are all members of National Honor Society and are highly regarded scholars at the school.

“Evan, Arjun, Matt, Teo, Julian and Aaron are all extremely bright students at Lakeridge High School,” said Principal Jennifer Schiele. “They represent a wide variety of passions and talents and I think they bring great talent and skills to any organization that specializes in educational tutoring.”

“Between us, we’ve taken every class Lakeridge offers,” said Heninger. “We’ve taken every class, at every level. We’ve taken every AP class offered and understand how to manage the workload. We know the teachers and their styles. That is beneficial to the student; we know exactly what they are dealing with and can offer strategies that really work.”

The tutors said they know from experience how overwhelming a heavy courseload can be and want to share their experiences that helped improve their time management skills.

The tutors also offer online editing of papers and SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test and AP course coaching.

“The monthly subscription fee of $215 allows you, first and foremost, access to our group of extra tutors for both scheduled appointments and ‘on call’ sessions, which is a service unique to our business,” said Heath. “That guarantees members unscheduled access to one of our tutors anytime between 3 and 11 p.m. on weekdays and noon and midnight on weekends. Our tutors are versed in the content and circumstances of nearly every class offered at Lakeridge, including — especially — the most challenging selections such as AP or Honors level. ... Finally, a subscription also includes online live essay editing through Google Docs, a process wherein our tutors correct for grammar and spelling but also give advice and recommendations on qualities such as voice and organization.

“Overall, your $215 affords you a personalized, specialized tutoring experience unmatched by any other tutoring program available in the Lake Oswego area.”

To learn more about Tutor Bank, visit tutor-bank.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




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