Holiday includes free tutoring for some


Neither a day off from school nor extremely cold weather deterred some Evanston students from taking advantage of a free tutoring day Monday at Aristotle Peers, 922 Davis St.

The nationwide tutoring service that started in the East and came to Evanston in June, 2012, now employs some 30 local high school and college students as tutors.

Mindy Wallis, regional education adviser, said the company offers one-on-one, in-home tutoring of any subject taught in the K-12 schools, plus test prep and college essay assistance for the more advanced students.

She said that Evanston is a perfect environment for such a service, as it has a large pool of talented tutors at the high school and at Northwestern, plus a large number of students that can profit from being tutored.

Top: ETHS sophomore Katie Biggs provides one-on-one help to Dawes second-grader Caleb Lieberman.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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