SAT, ACT, Math, College Essay, & English Tutor
Meet Isabella DeCarlo:
Duke Grad | Test Prep, English, & Math Expert.
I have been passionate about education for as long as I can remember, and I love to help students meet their academic and personal goals as a full-time professional tutor. I grew up and attended high school on Long Island, NY, before moving to North Carolina to study at Duke University. I began tutoring in high school and continued cultivating my love for education at Duke, where I completed the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program to receive a secondary English Language Arts teaching license.
My approach to tutoring focuses on centering instruction around the student and their individual skills, needs, and goals. It is important for me to make meaningful connections with each student to better understand their educational situation and personal goals so that I can use this critical information to inform instruction. In my experience, students learn best when they feel respected, valued, and involved with the content, so creating a relationship based on these ideals is very important to my tutoring practice. I also find it important to communicate and teach ideas in multiple formats/styles to ensure that students have a deep understanding of the material.
Middle School Services: SSAT • HSPT • ISEE
High School Services: SAT & ACT • English (all courses) • Algebra 1 • Algebra 2 • Written Word Program • AP English Literature • AP English Language and Composition • Italian Language and Culture • College Essay Coaching
College Services: English & Literature (all college courses) • Writing • Education and Educational Psychology • Italian Language, Literature, and Culture
Comprehensive SAT & ACT Program: $4,800
Comprehensive SSAT, HSPT, ISEE Program: $2,700
Hourly Non-Test Prep Tutoring: $150
Half Hollow Hills High School West
Top 20 Student
Graduated with Honors in Math/Science and an advanced distinction in visual arts (for architectural design)
National AP Scholar
National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and National Italian Honor Society member
Copy Editor of school’s yearbook
Scientific Research program
Company dance member
Bachelor of Arts – Double major in English and Italian & European Studies
Secondary Teacher Preparation Program and Education minor
America Reads, America Counts Tutor
Studied as an exchange student at the University of Bologna, Italy
Wrote an English senior critical thesis about gendered constructions of mental illness in early 20th-century literature