All of Compass Point Learning's tutors adhere to the National Association of Tutoring's Code of Ethics:


  • I understand that my role as a tutor is to never do the student's work for him or her.
  • I will give honest feedback to the student I serve and will not insult my student with false hope or empty flattery; I will always demonstrate faith in my student's learning abilities.
  • I understand that my relationship to the student is professional and not personal.
  • I will show respect for my student's cultural background and personal value system.
  • I recognize that I may not have all the answers to student questions.  In this event, I will seek assistance in finding answers to the student's questions and/or direct the student to an appropriate resource for the information.
  • I will maintain accurate records of tutoring sessions as expected and required.
  • I will respect my student's personal dignity at all times.
  • I will be on time for tutoring appointments, not only out of courtesy, but to be a good example for my student to follow.
  • I will keep all information about the student whom I am assigned confidential.
  • I understand that my ultimate goal is to assist my student in learning how he or she best learns and to help my student develop the skills to achieve his or her best, most efficient learning.
  • I will share any concerns I have with my supervisor.
  • I expect to learn along with my student.
  • I will keep current in both my subject area(s) and learning methodologies.
  • I will remain flexible to my approach to student learning, respectful of the various learning styles.
  • I will share techniques for improved study skills with my students.​

  ​Ms. DesLauriers
  I love being a teacher because I love to help children learn and grow. Children are great people and
  watching them explore their world is fascinating.  I enjoy the process of getting to know students
  and then understanding how he or she learns and finding out what motivates them.  When children
  are successful and love school then all the work is well worth it!

  ​Ms. Vanderhill
  What I love about tutoring is that it provides a learning environment in which the student is taught
  as an individual, at her own pace, with her distinct goals, needs, and learning style in mind.  
  Connecting with students and helping them to build confidence and be successful in school is a very
  rewarding experience.  As a former teacher and school administrator I miss those experiences, and
  tutoring has provided an opportunity for me to return to them.

  ​Ms. Moran
  While I do enjoy classroom work, the one-on-one aspect of tutoring taps into more of my strengths
  and the excitement I feel about working with people -- the ability to quickly identify the roadblocks
  and being able to address them more efficiently.  I love seeing that lightbulb of understanding
  switch on!

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​Oak Park & River Forest

  ​Ms. Kelly
 Education and teaching young people came to me through the performing arts.  Ballet is taught 
  through careful planning, scaffolding, and constant practice; strengthening and training each
  muscle group so that they can move together with grace and beauty.   The process of helping
  children read, write, and do arithmetic is one of the same as training a professional dancer.   I truly
  enjoy having the opportunity to educate students one-on-one.  This allows me to focus on their
  strengths and goals, build a relationship, and create an environment were learning is happening. 
  When a child has the fundamentals to learn and then the confidence to continue, school can
​ become a stage where both exploration and success are performed.  

  ​Ms. Izaguirre-Lopez
 Teaching is my passion, and I love to help children learn. Tutoring was my entry point into teaching
​ and I continue to work with children in the classroom and as a one-on-one or small group tutor.
I strongly believe that all children can learn. One of my greatest joys as a teacher is helping
​ children achieve their goals. Watching a child take pride in her accomplishments is so rewarding!​

We guide students along their own path.​​

  ​Ms. Tibbetts
 What I love about one-on-one tutoring is that many of the outside pressures and distractions of the 
  classroom environment are removed so that the tutor and the student are able to get to know one
  another, build a relationship centered around their learning style, and zero in on the material at
  hand. As a tutor, I can more easily connect with my students and help assess both strengths and
  areas for growth. Working on-on-one with students also helps foster independence, self-
  determination, and confidence; successful tutoring strengthens both life and study skills that the
  students will be able to apply not just in their classrooms, but to a variety of situations and
​ experiences.

  ​Ms. Ondande
 My philosophy of teaching is to be someone willing to help students express themselves and accept
themselves for who they are, as well as embrace the differences in others.  I challenge and
  encourage my students to not be afraid of things that may try to stand in their way.  I believe
  teaching means learning things from your students as they learn from you, and I hope to show
  students what it means to be a lifelong learner.  Teaching is my passion and a way for me to share
  my mathematical knowledge and my strengths with others while making learning fun. I want
​ students to love learning, not fear it.

  Ms. Bonecutter
​  Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change
  the world."  In concordance with Mandela's perspective on education, I view it as the uniquely
  important opportunity of professionals to transform lives and further society by creating knowledge
  and utilizing this knowledge towards innovation, invention, and improvement.  This special
  opportunity that teachers are given to educate children allows these kids to become well-informed
​  adults who are adequately prepared to change our world.  This is what I most deeply value and
  truly love about being a​ teacher.