We understand that COVID-19 has resulted in a variety of challenges to this upcoming school year. Below are resources for education students looking for teaching opportunities in Central OR.  

Below are approved contacts for individuals in Central OR seeking a private tutor for a school-aged child to help supplement distanced learning this upcoming academic year. If interested, please contact via phone for more information.

Contact First Name Phone Number Location Age/Grade Subject
Rhea 503-332-8640 Bend- in-person learning pod, 6-8 students Kindergarten and/or 1st grade

Reading, writing and math practice of distance learning concepts from classroom teacher at High Lakes Elementary School



Sylvan Learning Center of Bend  Varies Part-time positions available


Bend, OR 4 months (infant)

Nanny/Infant Development 

Kayla 503-550-3139 Bend/Central OR Varies (infant to 10+) Nanny/Childcare (position posted in Handshake)

*Please note: OSU-Cascades does not take responsibility for the liability of private party employment as we do not conduct background checks nor verify each entity. Employment is negotiated solely between individual students and private parties, including compensation and hours.





Learning Pods:

Michael Giamellaro, Associate Professor, Master of Arts in Teaching Program, created a Facebook group where Central Oregon parents could connect with and hire tutors, teachers, homework helpers, etc. To find, search for "Central Oregon Teacher and Parent Connections” in Facebook or follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/980309572391894/**Please note, there is no background check or endorsement associated with any members so parents will need to do their due diligence, and the group is not associated with OSU, OSU-Cascades, or the MAT program. 

Care.Com Education Resources:

Care.com allows students to create a profile to offer services such as tutoring, pod teachers, and more. They have also published a Back to School Resource Guide for parents and those who are seeking these services which can be accessed here.


This platform allows educators to sign up and teach online on Zoom. Teachers are able to teach classes on topics they are passionate about and experienced with, and ideally that they have taught before. Classes allowed on all subjects and in all formats, for learners up to age 18. Outschool generally suggests offering a range of classes including short-form introductory classes that meet 1-4 times, as well as longer-form semester-long classes.