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This Harvard Sophomore Created a Free Tutoring Service For Low-income NYC Students

After Harvard sent students home due to the coronavirus, Ilana Cohen returned to her Park Slope home and turned her attention to her younger sister, whose Brooklyn public high school was now operating remotely as well.

The college sophomore noticed that her sister could easily access Google Classroom assignments, but had little live instruction, or the individual support and interaction that comes with it.

“It was very disheartening to see my sister’s limited access to online education compared to my own,” Cohen said. “It sort of dawned on me that it’s a very privileged position to have regular access to Zoom lectures.”

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