ZOTUNG REFUGEE CATHOLIC LEARNING CENTRE
Moral Education Online Teacher
Jose Galindo is a junior at Regis High School. Jose enjoys playing piano, reading and listening to music. He also plays ultimate frisbee for Regis.
"I love helping out and am looking forward to an excellent year!"
Bible & Faith Online Teacher
Chris Kim is a senior at Regis High School. His experience as a volunteer has been enlightening, and he is fortunate to have been able to pass some of his religious knowledge to facilitate discussions with students.
"I am incredibly excited to be volunteering here and cannot wait to see how my students will group intellectually and morally"
SINCE 2020 STUDENTS AT REGIS HIGH SCHOOL HAVE PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART IN OUR DIGITAL SYLLABUS. THESE STUDENTS COMPLEMENT OUR CHILDREN'S LEARNING, AS WELL AS PROVIDE A CHANNEL FOR COMMUNICATION AND DIALOG DURING THE HOURS WHEN THERE ARE NOT SUFFICIENT EDUCATORS TO TEACH IN PERSON AT OUR LEARNING CENTRE. WE CURRENTLY HAVE AROUND 35 VOLUNTEERS FROM REGIS HIGH SCHOOL AND SOME OF THEM ARE LISTED HERE. COME MEET THEM!
David Solano is a junior at Regis High School. David enjoys acting and singing in musicals, public speaking, and videography. In class, he creates an engaging, rewarding experience for his students so that they grow in their love for learning.
"Seeing them understand the material whilst having fun is the greatest reward for teaching them, as I see their comprehension and enjoyment grow."
Evan McElfresh is a junior at Regis High School with a firm belief in the power of a Catholic education. He enjoys reading, spending time with his friends, and walking around New York City.
"It’s been such a joy teaching my students and watching their abilities and confidence in themselves grow!"
Robert Taverni is a senior at Regis High School. He has recently started teaching at Zotung after learning about it from a friend. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games, and reading in his free time.
"Even though I have just started teaching, each week, I notice how their English skills improve; I am excited to become closer with the students and watch them grow not only academically but as humans"
English Online Teacher
Leo Lobaccaro is a recent graduate of Regis High School. He enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and spending time with his family. He has been teaching since May of 2021 and has taught English, Moral Education, and Math to P2 and P6.
"I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of different age groups and each brings a unique personality and a level of enthusiasm that makes me excited to teach"
Updated as of 3 July 2023
English and Math Online Teacher
Toni Lobaccaro is a recent graduate of Regis High School. He likes football, cooking, and Math. He's been an online volunteer since May of 2021 and has taught Grammar and Math to P3 and P5.
"I've really enjoyed my time teaching for Zotung and have been amazed by how much the students have progressed"
English Online Teacher / Lead Coordinator
Michael Cameron is a senior at Regis High School. As a Catholic, his philosophy is that everyone deserves an education regardless of financial or societal status. He enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and teaching. He began volunteering for Zotung in July 2022, and now serves as the lead coordinator for Regis volunteers.
"Every week, I see the students improve their academic skills, and I see the students open up socially as they continually participate more often. It has been a joy to watch."
Luca is a junior at Regis High School. He has been volunteering for a year now. He believes strongly in Zotung’s social and religious mission, and is enthusiastic to keep giving back to this amazing community.
“Seeing my students pop up on my screen, brightens my night and never fails to put a smile on my face.”
Leo is a junior at Regis High School. He began volunteering in the fall of 2022 and has thoroughly enjoyed sharing valuable lessons with his students. In his free time, Leo likes to watch and play soccer, bike, and read.
“It’s been a great pleasure connecting with my students and watching them grow, both intellectually and socially”
Peter Grande is a junior at Regis High School. He began volunteering with Zotung because he loved the opportunity to form connections with students on the other side of the globe. He enjoys reading, debate, hiking, and playing the piano.
“I love teaching the students, and I love what I learn from them even more. They bring such enthusiasm to every class that I can’t help but be inspired.”
Leo Lee is a junior at Regis High School. He started as an online volunteer in December of 2022. Leo enjoys playing tennis, the French Horn, and watching movies in his free time.
“Teaching Zotung has been a great experience seeing the students grow academically, and I am excited to see their progress in the future.”
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING IN THE USA AND HAVE AN HOUR A WEEK (APPROXIMATELY 10:00 PM EASTERN TIME) PLEASE SPEAK WITH OUR LEAD COORDINATOR MICHAEL TO EXPLORE HOW YOU TOO CAN BE PART OF THE HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERING COMMUNITY.
EITHER CONTACT MICHAEL DIRECTLY AT MCAMERON24@REGIS.ORG OR CONTACT US WITH THE BUTTON BELOW WITH YOUR CONTACT DETAILS AND WE WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU SHORTLY.
ONLINE VOLUNTEERS - REGIS HIGH SCHOOL
Online Teacher / Former Lead Coordinator
Daniel Ngiam is a recent graduate of Regis High School. He has been with Zotung since 2016 and played an important role in creating our virtual learning system. In class, Daniel loves sharing his passion for art with his students
"I deeply admire the strength and unity of the students. Seeing so many of the kids grow up academically and personally has truly been a blessing"
Jonathan Hartanto is a recent graduate of Regis High School and has been with Zotung since April 2021. He loves to read stories and chat with the students. In his spare time, he likes to read the news, play the piano, and listen to jazz music.
"Every week I'm inspired by the laughter and joy of my students. They teach me to take a step back and appreciate the little things in life"