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La Jolla teen offers free, online tutoring sessions during school year

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 21:42:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Some families scrambling to deal with the challenges of distance learning will be getting some help from an unlikely source.

For La Jolla High junior Katie Frost, 16, the upcoming school year will be a busy one. She's on the school's track team and JV basketball squad. Along with the usual coarse load, she will be taking college entrance exams. Frost has just added something else to her plate.

"During these times, people should think of ways to push themselves outside their comfort zone to help," said Frost.

Keenly aware of how families are juggling the challenges served up with distance learning, Frost decided to offer free zoom tutoring sessions in math and English for local elementary and middle school students.

"I know how difficult school can be. I struggled in elementary school ... With the added stresses of distance learning, I'm just want to do my part to help these families and to help the kids excel," said Frost.

Frost posted her services on the Nextdoor app, even put out an application. She already has four kids signed up and that number is expected to grow. Depending on the response, she could recruit her friends to create a tutoring club to help more families. Frost says she hopes other teens will also step up and volunteer their time tutoring as well.

"Instead of thinking of these times as a pause, you can think of it as a time you can change your life and the lives of others. These kids deserve a chance to do well," said Frost.