Nurturing Wisdom Tutoring

ACT & SAT


Our ACT students improve by an average of 5.5 points.



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High School Entrance Tests

98% of our HSPT, ISEE, SSAT & CPS students are accepted into one of their top-choice schools.

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Academic Tutoring

Our students earn higher grades and gain confidence in their classes!


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Executive Functioning

In executive functioning tutoring, students work on organization, time management, and study skills

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Why Nurturing Wisdom?

At Nurturing Wisdom, we focus on one goal: Helping your child.

From day one, you'll work with a director who will share their expertise and candidly answer your questions to guide you through our tutoring process. Your child's tutor will be equally invested in their success and will have a team of experts and curriculum supporting them every step of the way.

Our Process

At Nurturing Wisdom, we develop a customized tutoring plan for each of our students, allowing them to learn, grow, and achieve incredible results.

Customization starts with your first phone call!

We start with an in-depth consultation.
Then, we create a customized tutoring plan + find a great tutor!
One-on-one tutoring sessions take place in your home, on your schedule.
We'll check in regularly about your child's progress and your overall experience.
  • Our daughter's improvement on the ACT increased her scholarship money $4,000 per year! I am already "prepping" my high school freshman to expect ACT tutoring from Nurturing Wisdom! Your approach works!
    Parent of a 12th Grader
  • I want to let you know how you and your tutors changed the lives of my children. You were crucial in helping my daughter study for the ACT. Due to a chronic illness, she missed six weeks of school in her junior year and needed some extra help. She raised her ACT score from a 24 to a 30 and was able to get into her #1 college!
    Parent of a 11th Grader
  • Our tutor has demonstrated a clear command of the subject matter while establishing a connection with our son. Their connection enabled him to more readily grasp concepts and maximize his test results. She matched her teaching style and pace to our son’s learning style and pace.
    Parent of an 11th Grader
  • Our son can't believe he got every math problem correct on his high school placement test! We are very pleased because he was placed in all honors classes! Thanks for all your help.
    Parent of an 8th Grader
  • I just told my husband last night what a great decision it was to have our son do summer writing tutoring with you and how much he gained. His writing teacher this year told me in conferences that she had her husband read our son’s first essay because of how great it was.
    Parent of an 8th Grader
  • Being the ultimate “poor test taker,” the key word for our daughter regarding test prep was definitely “nurturing.” The emotional care her instructors exhibited on her behalf was beyond the call of duty. Our daughter’s instructors (who honestly became family friends!) excelled in confidence-building techniques.
    Parent of an 8th Grader
  • You have helped my daughter in so many ways. Her confidence, grades, and test scores increased beyond our expectations especially the test scores in only a couple of weeks. Thank you! Thank you so so much! I have a happy, confident child entering high school.
    Tenah D.
  • Our tutor is excellent! He is so patient and never gets frustrated. He is good at giving a big picture view as well as a closer understanding of concepts. He works with our son until our son has a firm grasp on that concept before moving on. He is easy to work with and very accommodating.
    Janelle P., Chicago
  • David was fabulous! He taught Kevin more about grammar, punctuation and writing than at least his three years in junior high! He also is unbelievably patient with a fantastic sense of humor. He helped with both ACT prep as well as college essays. My son really enjoyed working with David.
    Michelle, parent
  • I find Alisha to extremely professional, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Most importantly, my son Michael enjoys working with Alisha. He thinks she clearly explains the concepts being taught Without judgment, she explains any errors he has made. He feels his reading skills have improved after working with Alisha. Additionally, he has said she has explained confusing grammar rules better than any previous teacher. We are both very happy with Alisha.
    Laura, Parent
  • Jacob was great! He was always very prompt and ready to get to work. My son enjoyed his tutoring sessions. Jacob would engage my son, and I would hear laughter at some point during most sessions. He made schoolwork fun!
    Mary, Parent
  • My experience has been fantastic. Matt is a great match for Peter. Very smart and easy to be around. He has developed a great rapport with Peter. Peter has told me that he feels that Matt is good with explanations and understands his strengths and weaknesses. Peter said that Matt has given him many tips and tricks to working the test properly and he is excited to use them on the test. I highly recommend Nurturing Wisdom to my friends!
    Cheryl, Parent
  • My 8th grade daughter has been tutoring with Rebekah this fall in preparation for the HSPT in December. They hit it off right away on the first day. Rebekah is a friendly, patient, funny, kind, outgoing, genuine, intelligent person who has been extremely easy for my daughter to work with. Rebekah just seems to be at ease with herself as a tutor, and that quality helps make the sessions very successful. My daughter has made great progress from the initial pre-test to the mid-test, and I’m sure that by the post-test she will have made even more progress. We really love Rebekah and cannot say enough positive things about her!
    Kristi, Parent
  • David is the perfect tutor. He is knowledgeable and personable. He has the right approach to teaching a middle schooler and my son responds well to his teaching style. He usually summarizes to me at the end of the lesson what my son and he worked on for that day. I cannot say enough positive things about David. My son looks forward to tutoring with him, which speaks for itself :)
    Mirjana, Parent
  • Matt is an exceptional tutor: energetic, creative, generous, interested and interesting, attentive, detail-oriented (in the best way), communicative, friendly and kind. And effective!
    Sarah, Parent
  • Nurturing Wisdom is an amazing company that will listen and help get the right fit for each child's needs! Going through high school testing is hard enough. When your child feels lost and unsure of how to handle testing, Nurturing Wisdom definitely prepares them for it. We were super happy with Matt- he was definitely everything my son needed!
    Deanna, Parent
  • Nurturing Wisdom was recommended by our school. I have to say I have never been so happy with our overall experience from the beginning of discussing my needs for my son and our current tutoring. Catherine was always so respectful and caring and when we were blessed with Matt we couldn't have been happier! Matt is a remarkable young man who listened and cued in on Maximus' needs! I would recommend Nurturing Wisdom to all and I will also use them for my daughter as well!
  • We have had a very positive experience with our tutor Shannon. She and my daughter are very well matched. She has been very helpful. She is patient and has given my daughter wonderful tools to use on her test. She is always punctual and it was so easy to schedule our appointments with her. All in all we loved having Shannon as our tutor and would continue to use her in the future.
    Jenni, Parent
  • We can't say enough positive things about Matt. He is reliable, patient, flexible, smart, hard-working, and makes tutoring as fun as it can be! We love that he has an easy-going style while also being very committed to covering necessary content. We've seen terrific gains attributable to Matt's efforts. He has been an absolute pleasure to work with.
    Andrea, Parent
  • Although we were a little nervous to use a tutor over Skype, that aspect was a non-issue. The materials my daughter received in the mail were clearly labeled and easy to follow when her tutor referenced them. Also, her tutor gave her drills and helpful strategies to use when she did practice problems. After doing problems, she consistently asked my daughter for feedback on what she felt comfortable with and where she felt she needed more help, which helped them focus on areas where she lacked confidence. Overall, my daughter was so prepared for the ACT and her score showed that preparedness. Nurturing Wisdom knows what they are doing and we highly recommend them!
    Kelly, Parent of an Online Tutoring Student
  • Here are the pros of online tutoring: Not having to go anywhere, just sit at the computer at home! Relief of his help depending solely on me - I get a break! Watching the tutor get his agreement on actions, then writing out goals and faithfully addressing these at each session. His tutor is young, fun, and keeps him focused without the "Mom factor" (Mom is already annoyed at his dirty clothes pile, etc.) So far, Matthew has improved his grades from C's, D's, and F's to A's, B's and C's!” Virginia
    Virginia, Parent of online executive functioning student
  • Rahul let me know the great news that he got a 27 on the ACT.  He is pleased and so is his  family!  After our experiences with Jocie, Chase, and Rahul, I would recommend Nurturing Wisdom to anyone.  We appreciate Jenna's excellent work with Rahul.  He has learned study skills and gained confidence in his abilities that will serve him well in college.  And he's already been accepted to some colleges with generous merit and need-based financial offers!  Thank you so much for working with Rahul and our family.”
    Aunt of online ACT student in Calcutta
  • James has been a great fit for our son. He is very focused, experienced and thorough. He arrives at each session promptly and very well-prepared. He stays strong and clear the full 2-hours and has built our son's test-taking endurance. Our son has responded well to James' lessons and has improved his SAT score.
    Amy, parent of SAT student
  • Our son was very skeptical about his odds of getting into the high school of his choice, St Ignatius College Prep, after having taken the practice test and performing well below his normal standards. We were told of the tutoring program offered through Nurturing Wisdom and spoke to several parents who explained how much it helped their child, so we decided to enroll our son in their program. We were very pleased with his tutor and his style of teaching our son how to take this specific exam and what methods to implement to help him score high. As a result, he took the exam and was accepted into St Ignatius College Prep! We are extremely happy with our investment in his tutoring through Nurturing Wisdom and would recommend their program to anyone in our situation!
    Parent of an 8th grader
  • As parents, we want the best for our children. So when we make such a critical decision on who will best serve the tutoring needs for our child, we better be right the first time and we were - it was Nurturing Wisdom. We knew from the minute we signed that we hit a home run. This feeling first came about when we spoke with Connor's tutor- Benjamin. Ben was an absolute professional who really knows how to convey his talent on strategic and quality test taking. I was impressed on how he explained to Connor the importance of the test taking strategies for each subject. Ben showed Connor how to tackle math equations in ways he was never taught. I say this with extreme sincerity, had it not been for Ben, Connor would have struggled on the HSPT test.
    Andrea and Richard, parents of an 8th grader accepted at St. Ignatius
  • Al was a wonderful tutor for my 16 year old daughter. He was very flexible with his time and was always respectful of our tutoring time — he arrived early to every tutor session and was ready to “dive” right into “work”. My daughter enjoyed Al’s kind demeanor and responded well to his tutoring style...which is understanding, resourceful and very knowledgeable.
    Casey, parent of an 11th grade ACT student