MORRIS COUNTY, NJ: Morris County Operation Smile [MCOPSMILE] is sponsoring a tutoring fundraiser called
Learn For Smiles where top high school seniors provide
one-to-one instruction for ALL GRADES in ALL SUBJECTS for ALL ABILITIES. Multiple experienced tutors will hold nine one-hour sessions at the Mountain Lakes Public Library as follows.

  • Friday, Oct. 7th at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 21st at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 27th at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm

To sign up or ask questions about Learn For Smiles, contact Daud Shad at All who sign up will receive an online registration form and be matched with the perfect tutor!  A confirmation email will be sent to participants the night before their session.

Learn For Smiles was designed through the collaboration of MCOPSMILE Co-Founder and President, Andrew Santorella-Doyle who is a University of Chicago junior and ACT tutor at Whatever It Takes Tutoring, which was named one of the Best ACT Prep Programs in Chicago by CBS; Tara Pirrello, a Morris Knolls High School senior and MCOPSMILE Vice President; and Daud Shad, a Mountain Lakes High School senior and MCOPSMILE Vice President.

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All MCOPSMILE officers spearhead a fundraiser each year. Learn For Smiles is being organized and led by Daud Shad, a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, a Mountain Lakes High School tutor and a member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. Tutoring really improves performance on exams like the ACT and SAT, said Shad, who scored a 35 on the ACT last year.

Some benefits of peer tutoring include higher academic achievement, improved relationships with peers, improved personal and social development, as well as increased motivation.* Students who sign up for Learn For Smiles will be helping a great cause while receiving quality tutoring, said Pirrello, and it’s a Win-Win-Win for everyone." As world-renowned psychologist Carl Rogers said:

“Most important to all, the lack of funds may lead us to use the most untapped resource of all in education – the ability of students to assist other students to learn.  There’s nothing so personally stretching, on both sides of the table, as for one student to help another, and for each to grow in the process.”

Tara Pirrello,
Morris Knolls High School

*National Education Association,