Meg has been tutoring students, ranging from first grade through the first year of college, in the D.C. area for over twelve years. In 2006 and 2007, she completed the Stixrud Tutor Training and Advanced Mentoring Programs, unique courses in effective strategies for helping students with executive functioning and other learning issues. She is also certified in Phono-Graphix, a decoding method for beginning readers and in Read Naturally, a program used for developing reading fluency and comprehension.
Meg double majored at Auburn University in Alabama in English and Art and later earned a BFA from the National College of Art in Pakistan while living overseas. She was an English instructor for three years at the Pusan University of Foreign Studies in Pusa, Korea and served as the English editor for the Korea Development Bank in Seoul, Korea for one year. During her time in Korea, Meg also taught ESL to business groups.
Meg’s greatest satisfaction in working with students is seeing them become confident, happy, and successful. She works with each student in unique and creative ways to help develop their innate potential, identifying strengths to build upon and weaknesses to address and overcome. She teaches her students organization, study, writing, and test-taking skills, as well as academic subjects including math, history, English, and lower level science. She has also helped students prepare for formal testing.
In addition to academic tutoring, Meg enjoys teaching drawing to students on the weekends. A number of her academic students have also studied art with her in the summer. In her capacity as an artist, Meg has enjoyed doing numerous commissions for public spaces, businesses, and private homes.