Chicago actor uses computer hobby to help prep students for e-learning amid pandemic

CHICAGO — When the COVID-19 pandemic forced David Roth out of work last March he spent his days fiddling with computers. 

But as the school year began to get underway this Chicagoan decided to use his hobby to help by prepping dozens of students for e-learning.   

David Roth is one of Chicago’s Very Own.  

If you take one look at his dining room table,you might mistake Roth for a computer repairman. 

“I’ve always been a tinkerer, take things apart and put them back together,” he said.

But as fascinated as Roth is with the inner workings of a computer, this Northsider is also an accomplished actor, and like so many others, he found himself without work as a result of the pandemic.

“Everything just stopped,” he said. “As freelancers, as a gig worker in that sense, as an actor, nobody could do anything.”

Roth said he was getting itchy with

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