Reagan Frank’s experience with eLearning made her understand it can be extremely difficult to learn under virtual circumstances.
“In addition, there is a new pressure on parents, especially parents of younger kids, to be like teachers, but that is just not possible sometimes,” Frank said. “When it was announced that school would be virtual again (due to the pandemic) at the beginning of this semester, I kept thinking that there had to be a way to make the process better. A free tutoring service accessible to all students in HSE (schools) is what I landed on. Thus, Free Fishers Tutors was born. “
Frank and her twin sister, Ava Frank, joined three other Fishers High School seniors — Grace Yang, Olivia Latimer and Sienna Borowicz — to form the group, which will provide free tutoring sessions for grades third through 12th.
“With the help of some friends, I think we will be able to help out the community in a time of need,” Reagan said. “Selfishly, I was supposed to have an internship this year, so I only signed up for four classes, but my internship got delayed. I think I will go crazy if I don’t have something like this to do in my free time.”
The idea came to Reagan during a long car ride during a road trip. She formed details after discussing it with her parents.
Reagan’s specialties are math and Spanish. She is the vice president of the FHS math team and recently finished her first calculus class.
“I plan to minor in Spanish in college, and I am entering my fifth year of learning the language at school,” Reagan said. “Both subjects fascinate me, and I look forward to working on them with others. Ava covers math and general studies. Grace covers science and SAT/ACT. She got a 1,600 (SAT) — smarty pants. Olivia and Sienna cover German and French, respectively, and both cover English. I selected each tutor based on their individual strengths. I wanted a well-rounded team that could accommodate the needs of all tutees”
In-person tutoring sessions will take place at the Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers and online sessions will be conducted via Zoom. For more, visit freefisherstutors.com.