Isabella DeCarlo

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. 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 an English Language Arts teaching license. Now, in addition to tutoring, I work in student affairs at the University of Maryland.

My approach to tutoring focuses on centering instruction around the student and their skills, needs, and goals. It is important for me to make meaningful connections with students to better understand their situation and personal goals and use this 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. Another critical aspect of my tutoring approach involves communicating and teaching ideas in multiple formats/styles to ensure that students have a deep understanding of the material.

High School Services: SAT & ACT • English (all courses) • Math (high school SAT/ACT math prep) • Written Word Program • AP English Literature • AP English Language and Composition • World History • US History • Italian Language and Culture • College Essay Coaching • Psychology

College Services: English & Literature (all college courses) • Writing • Education and Educational Psychology • Italian Language, Literature, and Culture

24 Hour Comprehensive ACT/SAT Test Prep Program: $3,600
Hourly Non-Test Prep Tutoring including Written Word & Infinity Math: $150


Half Hollow Hills High School West

Class of 2017
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

Duke University

Class of 2021
BA in English and Italian & European Studies
Secondary Teacher Preparation Program
America Reads, America Counts Tutor
Studied as an exchange student at the University of Bologna, Italy
Wrote a senior critical thesis about gendered constructions of mental illness in early 20th-century literature



High school English Language Arts student teacher (Durham Public Schools)

English and Italian language instructor (Berlitz)

Resident Life Public Inquiry Coordinator (University of Maryland)

English Literacy Tutor (BoldABC)


Human Heart

Love to travel and have backpacked through Europe

Speak Italian

Avid NFL football fan (go Giants!)