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, taught for WISDOM, was a retail store manager, and finally obtained her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2019. She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential in any educational setting.
She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, Johnny, and their 4 young children. In her spare time, she loves to read, try new cuisines, teach Irish dancing, and paint with watercolor.