OU Student Starts Low-Cost Online Tutoring Company During Pandemic

Thursday, October 15th 2020, 6:00 pm
By: Brian Mueller

Kaleb Neal is always on the move.

The sophomore math major takes 19 credits, plays the organ in the music department, and is an ROTC cadet.

How does he do it?

"Coffee and Cocoa Pebbles. Got the sugar, the caffeine, put them together, unlimited energy," Neal said.

I should mention that there's one other thing Kaleb is involved in.

The Colorado Springs resident started Tutors For Change with high school classmate Arjun Kudinoor, after the two saw the educational gap and financial hardships the pandemic was creating.

"We saw this need for low cost tutoring," he said.

Students in grades K through undergraduates in college can get online tutoring in one of eleven subjects for thrift store prices.

Just 99 cents.

"We believe that money should never be a barrier to education, and we stand by that no matter what," Neal said.

Kaleb is currently figuring out how to keep expanding the company.

They're at roughly 35 volunteer tutors and growing.

"I know that we are alleviating the effect, the educational effect at least, of COVID-19," Neal said.

 The organization is looking for more tutors and donations. If you'd like more information, check out their website.