About Our Founder

Lindsey Wander
Lindsey WanderFounder, CEO, and Tutor
“I am a firm believer that lessons are best learned by stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking action. This is maxim I don’t just use with my students, but I also apply it to my own life as well. To date, I’ve traveled to more than 18 different countries and 24 American states. This exposure to numerous cultures, belief systems, lifestyles, and personalities has shaped my passion for education and helping others to succeed. Not only this, but traveling extensively requires a lot of on-your-feet thinking, patience, and the ability to read people quickly—all of which are vital skills of a successful educator.

I did not always know I wanted to be a teacher. I originally enrolled in college to become a biomedical engineer. However, an internship in Pennsylvania as an environmental educator lead me to go back to college to become a middle school science and math teacher. I loved having my own classroom and seeing my “kids” everyday, inspiring a passion for learning within them while discovering new and creative ways to teach complex subjects.

When I moved to Chicago, however, I did not find a school that allowed me as much freedom to teach, and thus I decided to pursue tutoring full-time. Because of my professional and personal experiences, I can quickly assess my students, molding my teaching style to maximize their strengths and reshape their weaknesses into positive traits.  Perhaps most importantly, I teach them how to learn, so they are always in the powerful position of being able to help themselves. This custom approach ensures they’re given every tool necessary to be successful, building their confidence and skills enough to ultimately wean them off their tutor in the near future.”

  • Middle school math and science teacher; 5 years
  • Professional tutor since 2005
    • Past tutoring experience includes the following companies: Club Z Tutoring, Huntington Learning Center, Academic Approach, Varsity Tutors
  • Environmental Educator; 2 years
  • Math Professor at Tribeca Flashpoint College since 2015
  • Teaching Credentials in California and Illinois
  • Passed Science CSET in May 2009
  • Passed Math CSET in May 2007
  • Passed CBEST in October 2006
  • Certified in Standard First Aid and Adult CPR/AED
  • Magna Cum Laude graduate from California State University (3.71 GPA)
  • B.S. in Biology
  • B.A. in Chemistry
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • High school Valedictorian (4.7 GPA)
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish: 5 years of academic study and 1-month full-immersion Spanish course in Costa Rica

Formal training to assist students with each of the following:

  • Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Executive Functioning
  • Auditory and Visual Processing difficulties
  • English as second language
  • High school and college placement exams
  • College essays and applications
  • Forester at Camp Edison, CA: Designed and completed independent stream studies to determine their health, then wrote a scientific report on my findings
  • Environmental Officer at Share Center, Northern Ireland: Developed educational programs on environmental issues for staff and visitor use; researched and applied for grants to fund eco-friendly projects and equipment
  • Backcountry Field Research Technician in the Olympic National Park, WA: Performed ecological data documentation; assisted with in-field transmitter surgeries with the intent of uncovering the recent dramatic decline of the endangered Olympic marmot
  • Head of Aquatic Ecology Lab; CA: Designed experiments, collected data, and published a scientific report of the lab’s studies of freshwater quality in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Genetic Lab Assistant; CA: Helped improve methods of genetic analysis used in forensic science: experimental preparation, making solutions, running PCR reactions via a Thermo-cycler 480, and DNA analysis utilizing a 310 DNA sequencer

Ready to unlock your student’s potential?


How It Works

  • Start a conversation. Send us a message about the student, including their goals, needs, and services required, and we’ll do our best to advise you.
  • If you’re interested in in-person tutoring, check our service areas
  • We’ll hand-pick the tutor that best matches your needs
  • They’ll reach out to you shortly with a game plan and a special introductory offer for your first session

What Our Clients are Saying About Us

Our tutor has done a great job tutoring our daughter. She has a fantastic grasp of the subject matter and, perhaps more importantly, she creates the right learning environment. In the words of our daughter, ‘Lindsey has a gift.’
Found WorldWise Tutoring to help our son with his organizational skills, but got so much more. Our son had an instant connection with his tutor, and he really enjoys his time with her. She is our secret weapon for the SAT and college applications…shhhh, don’t tell anyone!
I highly recommend WorldWise Tutoring. Our tutor worked with my son and he had terrific results on his college ACT exam. They are easy-going and a pleasure to work with!
Lindsey tutored both of my children through high school. She is adept in multiple subjects including math, science and ACT test prep. Lindsey relates really well to both male and female students. She is friendly, highly responsive and accommodating. She was always very professional. I highly recommend her.