Theresa (O’Reilly) Nelson has been long-time tutor for WISDOM for various terms from 2009 onward. Theresa grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and has experienced both homeschool and public school education, giving her a deep appreciation for parent and student led learning. After finishing high school she studied the Great Books in California at Thomas Aquinas College, and graduated in 2008 with a BA in liberal arts. Over the next several years, she went on to teach reading programs for the Institute of Reading Development, joined WISDOM as a tutor in 2009, and became a store manager for retailer Anthropologie for upwards of six years. She was thrilled to return to WISDOM in 2015 whilst pursuing a graduate degree in occupational therapy. She obtained her Masters in Occupational Therapy in August of 2019, and is passionate about helping both adults and children reach their full potential both in therapy sessions and in the WISDOM classroom.
She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, John, and their 3 young children. In her spare time, she loves to read, try new cuisines, and experiment with paleo and grain-free cooking.