Isabel Thompson Tutoring

Isabel Thompson Tutoring

5.0 (6)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this tutor

My tutoring practice is based in setting goals, building rapport, and asking questions. I have worked as a tutor all over the city of Chicago with students ranging from 4th to 12th grade. I have been trained by two different Chicago-based test prep companies. I specialize in the ACT and SAT, various high school entrance exams (ISEE, HSPT, MAP testing), math through BC calculus, Spanish, grammar, and writing. I also have experience with writing curriculum and training other tutors for ACT and SAT test preparation. I enjoy working as a volunteer tutor regularly at 826Chi, which usually involves homework help and creative writing guidance.

I love that one-on-one tutoring lets me focus my teaching on building a relationship with one student at a time. The classroom environment is a beautiful place to learn, but it is also a difficult place to meet every student's needs at once. I find that when I am tutoring, my work can be entirely about serving my student, whereas when I am teaching in a classroom, my work has much more to do with who I am and what I have planned than who my students are or how they are doing on a given day. 

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Chicago, IL 60647
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6 Reviews


  • Sarah Cartwright

    Isabel is the whole package when it comes to teaching: she’s super smart, her methods are innovative, and her patience makes you feel like you’re being motivated by a friend who cares deeply about you and your future. She’s well-versed in a wealth of academic subjects, and her students’ results speak for themselves. I have so much admiration for Isabel and the way she approaches teaching; she’s the real deal.

  • Nicholette Breier

    We loved working with Isabel!! She is incredibly gifted at discerning a student’s learning style. She is flexible to her students’ needs while maintaining firm boundaries and high expectations. My daughter needed tutoring in math, and Isabel’s help not only improved her grades, but helped to remove her anxiety about learning math.

  • Juliet Barrett

    Isabel is incredibly patient and thorough in adapting to a student’s specific needs. She brings a positive outlook to any potential difficulty, and makes working a joy with affirming feedback and useful tools to help process learning roadblocks. I recommend Isabel to anyone seeking to grow with a generous tutor! Her work brings a world of positive change.

  • Sasha Zolik

    Isabel has worked with all four of our children in some capacity or another. She has worked alongside our chronically ill daughter for the past 3.5 years covering a multitude of courses and SAT test prep. For the younger ones she works alongside them with planning big projects, essay help, and even guiding our sophomore through studying for 11 cumulative exams creating a color-coded wall calendar and online study sheets. Isabel has been amazing for our family and I know she will be for yours too.

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