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Megan W.

East Hartford, CT

$40/hour

College Essay Editing, Reading, Writing, Homework Help, MORE

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/16/16

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Boston University
Classics, PoliSci
UConn Law
J.D.

Education

Boston University (Classics, PoliSci)

UConn Law (J.D.)

About Megan

My interest in tutoring comes from a lifetime of learning and a thirst for knowledge. In high school, I tutored elementary school children with troubles in the home - I worked with them on organizational skills and homework strategies that transferred to all their different subjects. In college, I tutored peers in the Educational Resource Center in all levels of Latin. I figured out how each individual student learned best and tailored my lessons to that learning style. Additionally, I peer-edited papers in the on-campus writing center. Casually, I have helped many friends and family members prepare for tests, craft resumes, and draft and refine essays and papers for classes and jobs. In law school, I served as a Notes & Comments Editor of our school's Law Review. In that capacity, I served as a mentor to a group of 8 students, helped them develop a paper topic, research strategies, and editing strategies. Each student learned and wrote in different ways and at different paces. I made sure to tailor my meetings with them accordingly. Additionally, through the Law Review, I was selected to have my Note published in the May 2016 edition. Having been in school for 21+ years, I am excited to help students recognize their potential and set themselves up for success! As a recent UConn Law grad, with honors, I bring with me a keen eye, particularly for reading comprehension, writing, and editing.


I specialize in college applications and essays, reading comprehension, writing, editing, Latin (all levels), general homework help, resume building and writing, general study strategies, goal setting, and time management. I want to help you succeed not only in one particular subject, but across the board. The skills I help you build while working on one subject will transfer to other subjects and set you up for success! A typical lesson will include a dialogue regarding goals for the session. I will encourage you to bring challenging questions with you so we can go through them together. I also will bring handouts and occasionally will assign homework. I find that beginning a session with your challenging questions helps direct me not only to your areas of concern, but the way in which you phrase your questions gives me insight into how you learn.


For new students, I offer a free half-hour consultation to ensure that we are a good match! During that session, I seek to find out about your areas of concern, your goals for tutoring (be it to pass an upcoming exam, develop a proficiency in a certain subject, or to strengthen homework or studying skills, etc.), and a bit about what you perceive to be the best way that you learn and retain information. Throughout our sessions, I will test out various methods to see if I can find a way to help you learn in the most efficient way possible! After the meeting, if you find us to be a good match, we can discuss schedules, rates, packages, and discounts.

I am available weekday evenings after 7pm and on the weekends. My base rate is $45 per hour for in-person lessons. I look forward to hearing from you! Contact me to set up a FREE introductory session!
My interest in tutoring comes from a lifetime of learning and a thirst for knowledge. In high school, I tutored elementary school children with troubles in the home - I worked with them on organizational skills and homework strategies that transferred to all Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

FREE 30-minute introductory consultation session to ensure we are a good match prior to beginning tutoring sessions! MILITARY DISCOUNT*

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of East Hartford, CT 06108
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Handwriting

I learned how to write in both cursive script and print script beginning in the second grade. I have continued to write in cursive script ever since (15+ years). To this day, I still tend to hand-write my notes rather than type, which is why my handwriting is so legible.

Most recently, I have worked with a younger student on her cursive script. She learned how to write in cursive in the third grade, but the following grades did not continue to teach the skill. I have worked with her on writing speed, legibility, and fluidity by doing timed writing drills.

Public Speaking

I performed in community theater for about 8 years and participated in high school plays. During my undergraduate years, I competed on a mock mediation team, which required me to serve in an advocate, client, and mediator role in front of peers and judges. In my final year on the team, I placed first in the mediator role in a national competition. I also served as team coach, and helped newer students gain confidence in speaking before panels of judges. I helped them practice their oral advocacy skills by running mock mediations.

Most recently, in law school, I competed and won our campus' Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court competition. This competition required me to read materials, craft a legal argument, and then present that argument and answer questions before a panel of judges. Additionally, I ran our moot court board, during which I spoke before groups of approximately 50 students about oral argument. I served as a mentor for younger students to help them develop their oral advocacy skills. I sat in on moot arguments and gave constructive feedback and tips to my peers to increase their public speaking and ability to argue before panels of judges and their peers.

Finally, through a clinic, I successfully briefed and argued a case before the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Study Skills

Most recently, I led several study groups while at law school. I helped steer our group to academic success by assigning each student an equal amount of work to prepare for our meetings. I suggested outlining methods and practice exams to work on separately and review as a team to ensure that each person reached academic success.

Additionally, I have helped friends and family set up study plans for success in elementary courses and college-level courses. I have helped them utilize the syllabi for various courses by creating an outline for notes, questions, and comments under each topic in order to study for exams throughout the semester and school year.

Writing

I tutored peers at the writing center in undergrad. Most recently, I served as a Notes & Comments editor on our Law Journal in Law School. In that position, I gave grammatical and substantive edits to my peers on their legal writing. I also am a published author in the May 2016 issue of the Connecticut Law Review.

Boston University
Classics, PoliSci
UConn Law
J.D.

Education

Boston University (Classics, PoliSci)

UConn Law (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

FREE 30-minute introductory consultation session to ensure we are a good match prior to beginning tutoring sessions! MILITARY DISCOUNT*

Travel policy

Megan will travel within 20 miles of East Hartford, CT 06108.