Summer Tutoring

At Nurturing Wisdom, we love summer! Away from the busyness of the school year, summer is the perfect time for students to take a step back and work on the foundational skills that will help them start the new school year strong.

Our most popular one-on-one summer tutoring programs include:

Comprehension through Composition

For grades 3 and up

Take your child’s reading and writing to the next level! We help students read more effectively through the process of writing about what they read. Based on your child’s needs, we’ll customize the plan to include practice in specific areas, such as fluency, vocabulary, editing, and note-taking.

Math Bridges

For grades 3 and up

In this program, we identify gaps in your child’s math skills that are holding them back, fill in those gaps, and preview math content for the upcoming year. Students who have completed a math bridge go into their next math class feeling confident and prepared!

Tutoring For Lower Elementary Students

For grades k-12

In our fun and flexible elementary school tutoring program, we’ll use interactive hands-on activities to practice fundamental skills, such as phonics, reading, writing, and math. Students stay active, engaged, and sharp over the summer so they’re ready for the new school year.

College Application Essays

For High School Seniors

We help students develop college-level writing skills through the process of completing their college application essays. Getting a head start on these essays over the summer helps students avoid the stress of working on them during the busy senior year, and frees up time for them to enjoy their last year of high school.

Creative Writing

For grades 5 and up

This fun and interactive program encourages creativity and imagination and provides plenty of opportunities to write! Students learn the key tools they need to effectively tell compelling stories and make their words come alive.

Summer School Support

For grades 6 and up

Will your child be in school this summer? As always, our tutors are available for all academic subjects to help your child succeed in their summer school classes. We can even work on building executive functioning skills!

Test Prep

We prepare high school students for the ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests for admission to college, and we also prepare grade school students for high school entrance tests like the HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, and more.

Getting started on test prep over the summer is a very effective use of your child’s time. Not only will they be preparing for the big test, they’ll also be working on keeping their skills sharp over the summer in preparation for next school year!

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can develop a customized tutoring plan to help your child accomplish their goals this summer, please contact us!

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Dan Melko

Dan Melko

Test Coordinator

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Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Elmhurst College as well as a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Dan is also a classically trained singer who loves to perform on stage whenever he gets the chance! He has enjoyed being a Nurturing Wisdom tutor for a wide variety of subjects, including test prep, math, and science. He truly loves helping students realize just how much they can learn and understand, and he wants to help his students reach their educational goals while having as much fun as possible along the way.

Taylor Hanson

Taylor Hanson

Recruiting Assistant

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Taylor graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in elementary education. She came to Nurturing Wisdom after spending five years in the classroom teaching middle school math and science. Taylor is passionate about helping students to connect learning to their everyday lives and empowering them to believe they have the ability to achieve.


Sarah Silverman

Recruitment Coordinator

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Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and her master’s degree in philosophy from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is currently working on her dissertation for her PhD. Sarah loves teaching and was able to gain experience in the classroom as a teaching assistant and instructor while a graduate student. She is very excited to join the recruiting team and to be part of a company with such strong educational values and impressive methodology.