Theresa (O’Reilly) Nelson has been long-time tutor for WISDOM for various terms from 2009 onward. Theresa grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and was homeschooled, giving her a deep appreciation for parent and student led education. 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. She went on to teach reading programs for the Institute of Reading Development - pre K through high school age students - before moving back to Canada and teaching with WISDOM in 2009.
Having held a managerial position for the past 6 years, she recently decided to pursue a masters degree in occupational therapy. She continues to possess a great love for classic literature and philosophy and is thrilled to be returning to WISDOM to share this passion in the classroom once more. She currently resides in Ferndale, Michigan with her husband John and their 7 month old daughter. In her spare time she loves to read, try new cuisines and experiment with middle eastern recipes.