While my relationship with the student is paramount, my partnership with parents is essential for student success.
I share the details of every session to parents and maintain an open channel of communication, always. Every family is unique and every parent-child relationship has its own dynamic. I work with parents and families to understand their specific priorities - and to integrate my strategies and expertise into the support structures already present at home. Here is some parent feedback, in their own words:
"Isabel has been a perfect tutor for our daughter. She is excellent on practical matters of learning and insight, and thoughtful about the more elusive aspects of organization, approaches to learning - and even the nuances of personal interactions with teachers and peers. Such a fulsome approach means Isabel has been able to help our daughter not only with academics, but also her sense of mastery of her own study habits and abilities."
– Jonathan S., Parent at
Grace Church School ‘17
“With Isabel’s guidance, my son developed into a superb writer and motivated student. Isabel tutored my son during his four years of high school and together they worked on study habits, paper content and writing skills. My son truly enjoyed and looked forward to his sessions with Isabel. Not only did she help him develop superior academic skills, she instilled great confidence in him as well.”
– Jaime F., Parent at Trinity School ‘15
“We can’t say enough great things about Isabel. She is smart, personable, reliable, diligent and highly effective. She cares deeply about her students and is committed to understanding how they learn and what motivates them. She goes above and beyond expectations to really keep us informed. Her detailed communication is such a distinguishing factor compared to others and reflects her passion and commitment. Our daughter's grades have improved significantly and so has her confidence and self-esteem.”
– Chris and Joyce, Parents at Trinity ‘19