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Megan W.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hr

PhD-level tutor, here to help you reach your fullest potential!

Background check passed as of 9/24/13
Usually responds in about 16 hours

PhD-level tutor, here to help you reach your fullest potential!

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No matter what you want to achieve, I'll coach you until you get there. We won't quit until you can say, "I DID IT!"

I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology - one of the most competitive kinds of graduate degree programs to get into! - and have years of experience with rigorous academic requirements.

My tutoring style is informed by a combined total of 10 years of experience with teaching, research, and counseling work (yes, I started at a young age :)), including:


Providing psychotherapy for children, families, college students, and adults.

Teaching psychology and research writing courses at the collegiate level.

Training nursing and medical students on how to motivate patients.

Counseling university students, re: career exploration, academic advising, and study skills coaching. I've helped students succeed who struggled with problems such as test anxiety, ADHD, learning disorders, and confusion about choosing a major or career path.


Because of my strong psychology background, I bring a unique understanding of and appreciation for the broad range of cultures, individual learning styles, and vocational possibilities that go into a learner's specific needs and aspirations. If we work together, I'll provide you with plenty of encouragement, patience, and opportunity for success.

In addition to specializing in multiple subjects, I also provide study skills training, career counseling, and help with college and graduate school applications. I work with students of all ages, and with all kinds of learning styles, including but not limited to: ADHD, test anxiety, and learning disabilities. Please contact me to discuss your (or your child's) academic goals and needs. I look forward to working together!

Best,
Megan

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!!! Highly recommended!!"

- Muhammad, Santa Monica, CA on 12/7/13
Megan replied on 1/31/2014

Muhammad, thank you so much for your feedback and for speaking so highly of our work together. You were a pleasure to work with, and I was so pleased - and proud of you! - when you told me you ended up receiving an A on your paper. I'm glad that I was able to help you believe in your ability to meet that tight deadline, AND that the end product was such a success!

"Very patient and supportive"

- Carrie, Los Angeles, CA on 12/2/13

"Fantastic!"

- Gregg, Los Angeles, CA on 11/15/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Hailee, La Crescenta, CA on 10/19/13
Megan replied on 10/25/2013

Thank you for such high praise, Hailee! I'm so glad to hear that my tutoring is helping you succeed, and that you feel you're getting exactly what you came for! You are a pleasure to work with.

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology,
Genetics, Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Anthropology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Business:
Career Development, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology,
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling,
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in August 2011. As part of my doctorate program requirements, I worked in community mental health clinics, university counseling centers, and private practices where I provided both psychotherapy and comprehensive assessments for children and adults with various problems. These problems included ADHD, as well as issues that commonly accompany it, such as problems with social functioning, school behavior, anxiety, and depression. I have worked with such patients both one-on-one and in groups. One of the groups I co-conducted was a psychoeducational intervention for college students with ADHD, learning disorders, and other problems affecting academic functioning. In this group, I worked with the students on improving study skills, planning, time management, organization, etc. Finally, I also have experience working in a private practice that offered biofeedback therapy, neurofeedback therapy, and both individual and family psychotherapy for children and teens with ADHD (as well as other problems).

Biology

Within my field of clinical psychology, I chose to specialize in health. For the past several years, I have worked alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide assessments and brief interventions to patients with psychological disorders that may present as physical illnesses. Alongside this, I have recently completed all requirements to be Board Certified in Biofeedback by the International Alliance in bio- and neuro-feedback therapies. Earlier in my cultivation of a health psychology subspecialty, I took and excelled in numerous courses (both undergraduate and graduate) in the biological, biopsychological, neurobiological sciences. During college, my official major was called "Psychology - Biological and Evolutionary Science Option," and my doctoral dissertation was on chronic pain.

College Counseling

I worked as a career counselor & academic adviser for 1 yr in the psychology department during grad school. Within the last 7 years, I've worked with college students for a combined total of 3 years, in university counseling centers as well as community mental health clinics, providing psychotherapy and intellectual assessment for problems including career exploration, academic difficulty, ADHD, learning disability, test anxiety, etc. I was an instructor of undergraduate psychology courses for 6 semesters during 2005-2008. I am familiar with local universities, as my predoctoral, full-time clinical internship was at UCLA Counseling & Psychological Services during 2009-2010.

Study Skills

During graduate school, I worked in the student counseling centers at two different major universities, including UCLA, where I worked full-time for a year as a predoctoral psychology intern. As a therapist in both of these university settings, I helped countless students improve their study skills, and thus, their grades and academic confidence. I worked with students both one-on-one as well as in groups. We focused on building skills in organization, goal-setting, time-management, efficiency, and stress management. I have found that teaching students how to apply the popular technique of "SMART" (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, & Timely) goal-setting can help unlock academic potential they never knew they had.

Megan’s Resources

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Pennsylvania State University
Psychology
George Mason University
Master's
George Mason University
PhD

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Psychology)

George Mason University (Master's)

George Mason University (PhD)

Great Tutor!!! Highly recommended!! — Megan was an amazing guide!!! I contacted her last minute, she responded immediately. She was very accommodating, patient, helpful, and encouraging. We did all our tutoring online and she responded to all my emails almost immediately!! Tutors like Megan are what makes Wyzant Tutoring so popular. Worth every $. I highly recommend Megan!!! If you're looking for a tutor, look no further!!! I'm al ...

— Muhammad, Santa Monica, CA on 12/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Megan will travel within 12 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90026.


About Megan

No matter what you want to achieve, I'll coach you until you get there. We won't quit until you can say, "I DID IT!"

I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology - one of the most competitive kinds of graduate degree programs to get into! - and have years of experience with rigorous academic requirements.

My tutoring style is informed by a combined total of 10 years of experience with teaching, research, and counseling work (yes, I started at a young age :)), including:


Providing psychotherapy for children, families, college students, and adults.

Teaching psychology and research writing courses at the collegiate level.

Training nursing and medical students on how to motivate patients.

Counseling university students, re: career exploration, academic advising, and study skills coaching. I've helped students succeed who struggled with problems such as test anxiety, ADHD, learning disorders, and confusion about choosing a major or career path.


Because of my strong psychology background, I bring a unique understanding of and appreciation for the broad range of cultures, individual learning styles, and vocational possibilities that go into a learner's specific needs and aspirations. If we work together, I'll provide you with plenty of encouragement, patience, and opportunity for success.

In addition to specializing in multiple subjects, I also provide study skills training, career counseling, and help with college and graduate school applications. I work with students of all ages, and with all kinds of learning styles, including but not limited to: ADHD, test anxiety, and learning disabilities. Please contact me to discuss your (or your child's) academic goals and needs. I look forward to working together!

Best,
Megan

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!!! Highly recommended!!"

- Muhammad, Santa Monica, CA on 12/7/13
Megan replied on 1/31/2014

Muhammad, thank you so much for your feedback and for speaking so highly of our work together. You were a pleasure to work with, and I was so pleased - and proud of you! - when you told me you ended up receiving an A on your paper. I'm glad that I was able to help you believe in your ability to meet that tight deadline, AND that the end product was such a success!

"Very patient and supportive"

- Carrie, Los Angeles, CA on 12/2/13

"Fantastic!"

- Gregg, Los Angeles, CA on 11/15/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Hailee, La Crescenta, CA on 10/19/13
Megan replied on 10/25/2013

Thank you for such high praise, Hailee! I'm so glad to hear that my tutoring is helping you succeed, and that you feel you're getting exactly what you came for! You are a pleasure to work with.

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Education

Pennsylvania State University
Psychology
George Mason University
Master's
George Mason University
PhD

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Psychology)

George Mason University (Master's)

George Mason University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90026

Megan’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology,
Genetics, Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Anthropology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Business:
Career Development, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology,
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling,
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Megan’s Resources

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