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Our Story

LRT works to mitigate the impact of prolonged school closures during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Jinglin Li

Executive Director

Jinglin is a junior at the University of Minnesota and a graduate of Mayo High School. She was inspired to start LRT after watching her younger siblings struggle with the transition to distance learning during the pandemic. Since then, Jinglin has fallen in love with the mission of LRT and continues to work alongside the rest of the executive team to make education more accessible and equitable. In her free time, Jinglin enjoys listening to and playing music (albeit, poorly), devouring a good book, chatting/connecting with friends, or learning new things in domains such as technology, philosophy, and psychology.  

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Cooper Gamble 

Project Director 

Cooper is a freshman studying Biomedical Engineering with minors in Physics and Mathematical Finance at USC. He is on the pre-med track, but interested in everything from consulting to philosophy. In his (very little) free time, you can find him reading a good book, enjoying the LA weather, or working on projects for one of his various extracurricular involvements, be it AI research, quant trading, or building a F1 car with an electric motor.

Yifan Zhai

Operations Manager 

Yifan is a senior at Woodbury High School. She is involved in many school activities and clubs such as the Swim & Dive team, Speech team, Future Health Professionals, and National Honor Society. She is an avid learner and a strong believer in greater educational equity. In her free time, Yifan loves to read, listen to music, watch movies, or spend time with her family and friends.

Katherine Buhman

Public Relations Specialist

Kate is a freshman at the University of Minnesota. She has traveled internationally her whole life and is always getting involved in her community. She participates in clubs like Mock Trial and Honours Society. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, playing violin, and basketball. 

Madeleine Nemergut

Outreach Specialist & Administrative Coordinator

Madeleine, a senior at Mayo High School, is dedicated to expanding the access of educational resources to all members of our community. She tutors in English, Spanish, Biology, and History and has greatly enjoyed working with ESL students through Living Room Tutors. At Mayo High School, Madeleine is an active member of the Girls Swim and Dive team and the Model United Nations Club. Additionally, she has side passions for reading, baking, biking, and solving puzzles.

Skyler Wilkens 

Skyler is a senior at Woodbury High School, and she participates in student council. Outside of school, she tutors through LRT, and especially loves teaching math. She is also heavily involved in competitive dance, and takes classes in a variety of styles around 15 hours a week. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, and traveling.

Arunav Lamba 

Aru is a junior at Century High School. He participates in his community and at his school through extracurricular activities such as jazz band, marching band, and volunteering at the Mayo Clinic. In his free time, there are a variety of hobbies and activities that he enjoys: these activities include skiing, playing tennis, and playing the saxophone. Aru enjoys reading all sorts of novels from science fiction to classical works of literature.

Ian Alexander 

Ian Alexander is a Junior at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis studying Computer Science. He is interested in technology and startups and brings what he’s learned from his startup experiences to the Living Room Tutors Team. In his free time, Ian likes to bike and work on side projects for himself and his friends.


Amara Mozammel

Amara is a rising senior at Century High School. As a student inspired to study medicine, she is especially fascinated by the intersection between the humanities and science components. With a strong love for music, Amara has been studying classical piano for nearly 12+ years. She is also a firm believer in the power of writing and its ability to close gaps in knowledge. Most of the time, however,  you can find Amara attempting to make piano arrangements from shows she’s liked, scrounging Goodreads reviews, or even just spending time with her family. 

LRT Alumni

Honoring all past members of the Living Room Tutors team! Thank you for the unique experiences, skills, and knowledge you all possessed that helped moved our organization forward!

Rita Dai


Zoey Chen


Annie Chen


Jasmine Cao

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