Young Chilliwack singer puts name into tutor contest

Alysha Kartz hoping to gain support in online contest from tutoring company

A young singer with the voice of an angel is hoping Chilliwack will give her a boost in an online contest.

Alysha Kartz,16, is a Chilliwack-based classical voice singer who has attended UBC’s summer program for three years running. She’s devoted all her time and energy into her singing, causing some scheduling issues with classes.

That brought up the need for some tutoring, which her family found in the form of a company called The Tutor Doctor. Now that her grades are back up, and her voice is as beautiful as ever, she’s hoping to win a contest held by the tutoring company.

The idea is simple. Upload a video of why you love your tutor, spread the word online, and watch the “likes” grow and grow.

Kartz’s “likes” on her video have toppled 400, getting her that much closer to the win — a trip to New York to experience Broadway, as well as a $2,000 donation to her chosen charity, the Children’s Wish Foundation.

If Kartz can bump her way up into the top five, a panel of judges will then decide if she’s a winner. Deborah Kartz, said her musical career wouldn’t be possible if she couldn’t pull the grades in school as well.

The video, Alysha Reaches for the Stars, is available to view and vote for on the Tutor Doctor’s Facebook page until July 15. It includes a 15 second segment of Alysha singing her gold-winning performance of An die Musik by Schubert.