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Bringing class outside the classroom

NWS 4.0 Tutoring SM 4-24

NWS 4.0 Tutoring SM 4-24.jpg======================For more informationGo to or call Matthew Cron at 310-570-8324.======================EAGLE-VAIL – Three recent college grads who weren’t quite ready to leave the academic world have found a niche in the Vail Valley.Matthew Cron, Jake Orlowitz and Kumar Nair have started their own tutoring business, 4.0 Tutoring.”It seemed like there was a real void in tutoring at homes in the valley,” Cron said.They offer tutoring for all ages, from elementary school students who want to improve reading skills to high school students preparing for the SATs.This is the men’s first year in the valley, all graduates of Wesleyan University in Connecticut last year. They all landed jobs teaching at Vail Valley Academy, a private school mostly for students training with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. The flexible schedule at the school allows athletes time for their rigorous training.From those part-time, seasonal jobs the men branched out to their own tutoring business.Kumar specializes in math, Jake specializes in economics, political science and math and Matt concentrates on English and history.They charge between $30 and $50 per hour for tutoring.Wilder Heuga, a 16-year-old junior at Battle Mountain High School, said he’s picking up some good tips from the tutors. He’s doing tutoring sessions about twice a week to prepare for the ACT college admissions test, studying writing, reading, math and science.”They definitely are helping me a lot,” he said. “They go through specifics of what’s going to be on (the test).”Kevin Calabrese of Avon said he’s seen improvement in his son, Andreas, since Andreas began tutoring sessions with Orlowitz.”He went up one letter grade in each subject in one term,” Calabrese said.Andreas is a racer with Ski Club Vail, so he was missing a lot of school during the ski season. That’s why the Calabreses got tutoring for Andreas.”Jake was really good about getting him motivated,” Calabrese said.Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14623, or, Colorado

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