Kate Fulling-O’Donnell, M.Ed. is the founder of Learning with Vision, Inc., a Chicago- based tutoring company. Since 2003, she has worked individually with students between the ages of six and twelve to help them overcome a wide range of academic challenges; collaborated with parents, teachers and diagnosticians to develop learning strategies to address these challenges; and provided remedial math tutoring and literacy support.
Fulling-O’Donnell—who holds a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction from North Central College in Naperville—began her teaching career in 1994 as a kindergarten and first-grade instructor in the western suburbs.
In 1998, she relocated to Chicago and spent the next decade as a first-grade teacher and reading specialist at the Francis W. Parker School. During her tenure at Francis Parker, Fulling-O’Donnell also served as a member of the board of Cabrini Green Tutoring (since renamed Tutoring Chicago), a nonprofit with a mission to help economically disadvantaged children grow academically and personally by providing free one-to-one tutoring and mentoring.
In 2008—five years after founding Learning with Vision, Inc. as a part-time business—Fulling-O’Donnell left Francis Parker to devote herself full-time to the growing learning resource company. She currently lives in Roscoe Village with her husband, four children and two dogs.