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- "Get to almost choose your own hours (based on families' schedules) and pay is good." (in 5 reviews)
- "supportive staff willing to help you work with new types of students" (in 4 reviews)
- "Flexible schedule" (in 3 reviews)
- "Flexible Hours" (in 3 reviews)
- "Training and resources are available for the tutor to help them jump into teaching ACT or academic materials" (in 3 reviews)
- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWSep 24, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Amazing Management, great attention to company culture, individual growth, professional development, flexible work environment, attention to detail
No cons come to mind
- 5.0Jul 1, 2023Academic TutorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Good place to work, flexible hours and can set up your own schedule.
On your own a lot, so need to be confident in your skills as a tutor.
- 4.0Feb 17, 2022TutorCurrent Employee
Pay is decent, tutors set their own hours, a lot of independence
Amount of work depends on the demand at any given time and can fluctuate greatly; not good for stable income
- 5.0Oct 7, 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeSchaumburg, IL
Flexible Understanding Plenty of opportunities Good matching system to connect tutors and students Detailed lesson plans
Only allows payment for 15 minutes of lesson prep. Sometimes more lesson prep time is needed based on the student. It would be nice to be paid a little extra for that.
- 5.0Jun 30, 2016TutorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
I worked for Nurturing Wisdom for a year, and I only left because I moved away. This company is fantastic. What first struck me was that everyone in NW has been a tutor themselves at some point. I've worked for schools and companies before in which this was not the case, and it was certainly frustrating then to have bosses who didn't understand what it's like to teach, or even what teaching requires logistically. At NW, we were all on the same page. My supervisors knew what they were talking about and helped me improve as a tutor. They put the students first, since we want to teach ourselves out of a job, but they actually care about the tutors as well! That's rather unusual, in my experience. Tutoring with NW did not feel like a profit-focused endeavor but a process in which every party was treated as a human. Getting matched with students and preparing materials could not have been more convenient. There is a slight learning curve for some of NW's strategies, but once you get the hang of them they become intuitive.
Naturally, some families and students can be difficult, but this is a part of teaching. NW always works with you to alleviate such situations.3
- 5.0Oct 22, 2014TutorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
I’ve worked with NW for over two years now. I can’t say enough good things about them. In fact, I’ve even encouraged several of my friends to begin tutoring with NW. Prior to working for NW, I taught high school for ten years in both the city and suburbs. I received more support and professional development from NW than I ever did as a teacher. Aside from the great students you get to work with, what I truly love about NW is the small company feel and the idea that you the tutor really mean something to the company.
I admit the price they charge families seem high, but when you compare it to other tutoring companies it is on par. Also when you realize how many people are working to support each tutor and student match you can see where the money goes.4
- 5.0Jun 12, 2019Private TutorCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Helpful orientation & training for any content or strategies you're unfamiliar with. Very kind and considerate supervisors who support you, the tutor, before demanding parents. Many admins are/were once tutors so they understand the struggles and have just about seen it all. Can work with some really nice, dedicated kids who continue to work hard even through difficult material. *This is most likely to be the case with students preparing for standardized tests.* Working with a great family totally makes the experience. Relaxed part-time schedule good for near-full-time income if you have the open schedule, or just some additional income if you don't.
Families can be demanding. This is definitely not a knock on the company; just as a tutoring service, you're bound to encounter parents who become frustrated/impatient if their student isn't improving as quickly as they would like. I recommend establishing early on that YOU are the professional and YOU know how to improve student success.2
- 5.0Feb 2, 2015Tutor and Member of Administrative StaffFormer EmployeeChicago, IL
Nurturing Wisdom was an absolutely amazing company to work for. I left to pursue my career as a classroom teacher, and I do not think I would be the teacher that I am today if it weren't for Nurturing Wisdom. I learned so many skills to customizing education to students that I am able to apply in my classroom. Among the numerous pros, I would include: -supportive staff focused on helping each team member grow -flexibility to create your own schedule -well-planned and research-based curriculum -all tutors and administrators focused on student success -numerous opportunities for growth within the company I would absolutely work for this company again!
You must drive to clients' homes, although this comes with the territory of being an in-home tutor. It did help me create a close relationship with each family I worked with, however.4
- 5.0Jul 31, 2015Tutor/Tutoring CoachFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
I've worked with Nurturing Wisdom for three years as a tutor and one year as a tutoring coach, and it's a great company to work for. I'll talk here about my experiences as a tutor. One of the things that immediately struck me with Nurturing Wisdom was the amount of support they offer. From curriculum to materials, I never felt lost because I always had people backing me up. My first student was an ACT student, and when I looked at the ACT curriculum, I was a bit nervous because of how extensive it is. However, as soon as I got matched my coach reached out to me to set up a call to walk me through all of the lessons and materials I would need to use. After the call, I felt like I really understood how to effectively tutor the ACT using Nurturing Wisdom's methodologies and would be able to hit the ground running with my first student. I also really enjoyed having coaching sessions with my tutoring coach. I was able to ask her to model some lessons and techniques that I wanted to see how an experienced tutor would use. Another aspect of this support is the fact that tutoring directors set tutors up with students. I always felt like they chose students for me that were good personality matches, which made tutoring very enjoyable. Overall, I think this is a great company to tutor for. In addition to what I mentioned above, you get to manage your own schedule and travel, so it can be a very easy job to do when you have other commitments.
I mentioned in the pros that you can manage your own schedule and travel, but this can be a bit o a double edged sword. If you're not careful about looking ahead and seeing where you're travelling and when your students are finishing up in each area, you can end up in situations where you are travelling far for only one student. Also, when I first started the outside of tutoring work (reports, etc . . .) was a bit much, but I know that NW is working actively to streamline these processes.3
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Nurturing Wisdom has an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5, based on over 47 reviews left anonymously by employees. 100% of employees would recommend working at Nurturing Wisdom to a friend and 87% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.
100% of Nurturing Wisdom employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Nurturing Wisdom 4.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.7 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.