After almost 3 years, Learning Lodge came to a conclusion on March 1st, 2023. We miss Learning Lodge a lot, but we are also so glad that the world is returning to a point where resources like Learning Lodge are less needed.

When we began Learning Lodge at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, we never expected it to grow so quickly and evolve into the amazing group that it became. Since we began, we have paired 1,000+ students with tutors!

What next? If you are the parent of a child who needs a tutor or a college student interested in becoming a tutor, we highly encourage you to sign up with Learn To Be, our close collaborator. Learn To Be (LTB) is a non-profit whose mission we align with - they provide free, 1-on-1, virtual tutoring to students worldwide.

Should the need for Learning Lodge arise again in the future, we will be sure to let you know!

Group Founders

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Alex Hu

Alex is a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis ('20) majoring in Chemistry / Biochemistry. He grew up in St. Louis, MO and his current hometown is Dayton, OH. He has volunteered for multiple organizations such as Kindred hospice, Campus Y, St. Mary's hospital, and Heart for the Homeless. Outside of volunteering and academics, Alex loves to build computers, scuba dive, and play tennis. As an aspiring physician, he wishes to treat the diseases that threaten people's abilities to do what they love every day. Alex is currently a medical student.

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Lily Xu

Lily is a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis ('20) majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Biology: Genomics and Computational Biology with a minor in Computer Science. She has volunteered for Campus Y: Science Olympiad, Campus Y: Cadence with Care, WashU Math Circle, and St. Louis Children's Hospital and has mentored students as a Teaching Assistant, Engineering Tutor, and College Applications Consultant. Outside the classroom, she enjoys doing research, playing music, and drawing. She is currently a graduate student at Stanford studying Biology.

Executive Board

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Will Shangold

Will is a current student at Washington University in St. Louis ('24) in the McKelvey School of Engineering, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in History. He grew up and currently resides in East Setauket, NY and has volunteered for various organizations, including Campus Y, the American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network, and Earthwatch. Outside the classroom, Will enjoys playing guitar and piano, going on walks, and watching movies.

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Naomi Jackson
Vice President of Outreach

Naomi is a third-year student at Washington University in St. Louis ('23), majoring in Finance and Organizational & Strategic Management. She has volunteered for Books and Basketball, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and was a service member for AmeriCorps in her hometown. Outside of volunteering and academics, she enjoys playing basketball and golf, baking desserts, and spending time with her little sisters!

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Gabby Hyman
Vice President of Recruitment

Hi! I'm Gabby and I'm a sophomore from outside of Boston, MA. I'm in the College of Arts and Sciences and I plan to major in Environmental Policy and History with a minor in Spanish. Outside of class, I tutor through Learning Lodge, lead a Calculus II PLTL section, give tours, and promote sustainability on campus. I'm excited and honored to be on the Learning Lodge Exec team and connect more tutors and students!

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Ryan Chung
Vice President of Logistics

Ryan is an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis ('22) majoring in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. He grew up in Phoenix, AZ and has volunteered for Phoenix Asylum Seekers, Project C.A.R.E, Banner University Medical Center, and continues as a volunteer for Learning Lodge. While studying as an aspiring physician, he also likes to make time for other past-times such as baking, writing, and making cartoons.

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Joyce Suh
Vice President in Training

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Sana Jaleel
Vice President in Training

Sana is a current sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis (’24) majoring in biology, and minoring in psychological & brain sciences, and women, gender, and sexuality studies. She grew up in Dallas, Texas. Apart from learning lodge, she has mentored students as a PLTL leader and matched academic mentor. Outside of academics, she enjoys running and biking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She hopes to attend medical school and pursue research after college.

Who We Are

We are a group of college students who are offering free online tutoring sessions over video chat to elementary school and middle school students. After seeing COVID-19 cancel schools in many locations, we want to continue supporting our communities in any way that we can.

Learning Lodge first began as a small group within students from Washington University in St. Louis and has expanded to include tutors from University of Minnesota, students from other colleges, and other educators.

Our volunteers are ready to tutor in Math, Science, English, Social Sciences, and Foreign Language. We hope to do our best to help others during these uncertain times!

Learning Lodge

Based in St. Louis, Missouri