Our ACT students improve by an average of 5.5 points.

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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.

Whether you work with us in person or online, you'll love our support, customization, and expertise. From day one, you'll work with a director who will get to know your child's needs and will candidly answer your questions to guide you through our tutoring process. Your child's carefully selected tutor will be equally invested in your child's success and will have a team of experts and curriculum supporting them every step of the way.

Our Process

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.
  • Parent of a 12th Grader
    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
  • Parent of a 11th 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
  • Parent of an 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
  • Parent of an 8th 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tenah D.
    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.
  • Janelle P., Chicago
    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
  • Michelle, parent
    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
  • Laura, 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
  • Mary, 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
  • Cheryl, 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
  • Kristi, 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
  • Mirjana, 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
  • Sarah, 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
  • Deanna, 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
  • Deanna, Parent of a high school entrance test student
    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!
    Deanna, Parent of a high school entrance test student
  • Jenni, Parent
    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
  • Andrea, 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
  • Kelly, Parent of an Online Tutoring Student
    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
  • Virginia, Parent of online executive functioning 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
  • Aunt of online ACT student in Calcutta
    After our experiences, 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
  • Amy, parent of SAT student
    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
  • Parent of an 8th grader
    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
  • Andrea and Richard, parents of an 8th grader accepted at St. Ignatius
    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
  • Casey, parent of an 11th grade ACT student
    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
  • Darla, parent of an ACT student
    Alisha was very encouraging to my daughter and motivated her to try hard. Alisha never said anything negative and always gave my daughter hope that she could get a really good ACT score. She seemed very excited about what she was doing which gave my daughter more motivation too. She used their time very well, and their sessions always went until the last minute. She helped my daughter raise her ACT score quite a bit! I will pursue additional tutoring with my son because of the great experience with my daughter.
    Darla, parent of an ACT student
  • Cynthia and Jim Patti, Parents of ACT students

    We continue to be really pleased with Nurturing Wisdom Tutoring. We have used NW tutors now for our two oldest children and have been very impressed with the tutors we’ve been matched with and the resulting ACT scores. The process, from initial introduction and tutor assignment to practice tests and scheduling, was very seamless and customer focused. In our case, both children raised their scores significantly. We believe in the program and will definitely be back to Nurturing Wisdom when it is time for our third child to prepare for the ACT.

    Cynthia and Jim Patti, Parents of ACT students
  • Donielle, Parent of ACT students
    Both my son, Matt, and daughter, Maggie, have had Helen as a tutor and they absolutely LOVE her. We have had an amazing experience and we would (and have) recommended her to our friends. Our tutoring director Danyelle is terrific! Sends reminders not just about tutoring but about the tests themselves. As a busy mom I love the fact that she reminds about registering for a test or that the test is coming up!
    Donielle, Parent of ACT students
  • Maribeth, parent of ACT and academic tutoring students
    Both of my young adult children really love David. Not only is he a great tutor, he makes it fun and somehow even my teenage son enjoys meeting with him. He is responsive to our requests and very trustworthy. He has really become part of our family.
    Maribeth, parent of ACT and academic tutoring students
  • Ellen, Parent of a SAT Subject Test Student
    Our tutor was wonderful. I can’t think of a thing we would suggest to improve. She was so responsive, available, flexible and willing to do anything to get my son feeling well prepared for the SAT Subject tests. My son Evan thought she was wonderful and absolutely loved working with her. Highly recommend her to everyone!
    Ellen, Parent of a SAT Subject Test Student
  • Ellen, Parent of an SAT Subject Test student
    Honestly every interaction has been great. I am so happy with the work of this company and have already given out the contact info to other families. I can’t say enough positive things!
    Ellen, Parent of an SAT Subject Test student
  • Marcy, Parent of an ACT Student
    Vedran was a great help to my son in preparation for his ACT test. He was very responsive and flexible with us as my sons work schedule can be complicated.
    Marcy, Parent of an ACT Student
  • Marcy, Parent of an ACT Student
    I have been so impressed with your company. Excellent communication and interactions with both the students and the parents. Tutoring is a huge investment for us so I appreciate feeling like we got what we paid for!
    Marcy, Parent of an ACT Student
  • Melissa, Parent of ACT Students
    We have used NW with our other three children so it was a no-brainer to reach out again to NW for our twins. You all teach them strategies for test taking but it also teaches them to 'read between the lines' in life also. Whether it is current news or trying to get along with a roommate or colleague, these are important lessons. Thank you!
    Melissa, Parent of ACT Students