Over 50 tutoring hours

Meridith K.

Baldwinsville, NY

$35/hour

Masters Prepared Pediatric RN Offers Tutoring in Nursing & more

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Background check passed as of 9/12/13
4.8 average from 19 ratings
A true professional; patient, caring and knowledgeable.
— Michael, Ledyard, CT on 1/4/14

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North Carolina State Univerisity
Animal Science
Medical College of Georgia
Master's

Education

North Carolina State Univerisity (Animal Science)

Medical College of Georgia (Master's)

About Meridith

Hi there, and thanks for checking out my profile. I am a Pediatric Registered Nurse with a MSN (Master's in Nursing), BS in Animal Science, and minor in nutrition. I hold a certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader, and on the side I'm also a certified Insanity & TurboKick group fitness instructor. Children, nursing, and fitness are my passion, and I love to teach. While obtaining my undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University, I was a paid tutor by the university for student athletes in chemistry, English, and Spanish. I also served as an assistant for several special needs students including vision impaired and deaf/hard of hearing students. During my time in school, my GPA for my undergraduate was a 3.55, magna cum laude, and during my graduate work, my GPA was 3.75. I earned honors and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. I pride myself on being able to take seemingly complicated concepts and breaking them down into bite sized pieces of information. Nursing students, I can help you separate real world nursing from textbook nursing to help you ace the NCLEX. I passed NCLEX on the very first time with only 77 questions, and with hard work and my assistance, I can help you do the same. Contact me today to help you achieve your goals in your education to get where you need to be faster! I look forward to hearing from you. Hi there, and thanks for checking out my profile. I am a Pediatric Registered Nurse with a MSN (Master's in Nursing), BS in Animal Science, and minor in nutrition. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Save money! Bring a classmate/friend and split the bill! Also available for group tutoring sessions as well!

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A true professional; patient, caring and knowledgeable."

- Michael, Ledyard, CT on 1/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Jacklynn, Hoosick Falls, NY on 7/29/14

"Great tutor"

- Laurie, Marion, NY on 5/13/14

"An Excellent Tutor"

- Jean, Rochester, NY on 2/23/14
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Nursing,
Nutrition,
Pharmacology,
Physiology
Test Preparation:
GRE, NCLEX
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

During my undergraduate degree work, I acted as a tutor for students with disabilities and special needs at my school. Techniques to help ADD/ADHD students often include breaking the material down to be as simplistic as possible, frequent breaks to allow for recharge, atypical study session environments (some prefer quiet while some feel that a noisy loud background noise helps them learn), recording and playback of study notes verbally into a tape recorder, and creating attention grabbing demonstrations to bring the main point of the lesson home. I focus on the importance of organization, time management, and written daily planners as well because I, too, have ADD and have used these techniques myself in order to strengthen my weaknesses.

Autism

Having a son with high functioning autism is extremely challenging, and I have worked one on one with my son (and his autism) over time to move him from a small special education only classroom to the point that he is now completely integrated in a classroom of his peers. I understand that lessons need to be presented in the method that the student learns BEST, and I also understand the vast importance of the routine. I don't let the tantrums, tics, and stims bother me, and I understand that it's important to use unconventional methods to teach and reinforce over and over and over with these students. I am a pediatric RN as well, so I love children, and I am very comfortable working with autistic children.

Fitness

I offer fit clubs in my home to locals twice per week. I am also a certified Insanity group fitness instructor. I teach TurboKick group fitness classes as well, and I have helped many many individuals not only lose weight, but keep it off.

NCLEX

In 2008 I passed my very own NCLEX the very first time in only 77 questions. I had taken a two week long intensive prep course for the test, and I still have the notes. I have a master's degree in nursing myself, and I've been a RN since 2008. I have worked in not only pediatric nursing, but I've also worked in the adult setting. My tutoring approach is to take complex concepts and break them down into small baby steps to gradually build concepts into a greater understanding. During my undergraduate, I was also a paid tutor by North Carolina State University.

Nursing

I have a masters degree in nursing and have been a RN for almost 8 years with experience in critical care, pediatrics, mother baby nursing, and tutoring.

Nutrition

As an undergraduate, I took not only Introduction to Human Nutrition, but I also took Advanced Human Nutrition, as well as Biochemistry, and Animal Nutrition courses, scoring an A in all courses. As a graduate student, I took Nutrition as a part of Pharmacology in a Master's level nursing program. As a RN, I educate patients and their families on nutrition daily to ensure that they understand the fundamentals with how appropriate nutrition affects our bodies.

Pharmacology

During my graduate coursework, I completed a 4 hour course on Pharmacology in order to obtain my master's degree in nursing. As a RN working in a hospital setting, I had to utilize my pharmacology knowledge hundreds of times throughout the day to ensure the safety of my patients. I also provided basic pharmacology education to our patients and their families to ensure that they understood how and why to use their medications.

Special Needs

Not only do I have a son who is special needs (High function autism), but as an undergraduate student I was a paid tutor by my university to tutor those with disabilities, including the blind, deaf, and hard of hearing. I work with these students and adapt my teaching style to their strengths rather than concentrating on their weaknesses or disabilities.

North Carolina State Univerisity
Animal Science
Medical College of Georgia
Master's

Education

North Carolina State Univerisity (Animal Science)

Medical College of Georgia (Master's)

A true professional; patient, caring and knowledgeable. — Meridith worked around my daughter's schedule and was a true professional. I have no doubt her assistance has greatly helped my daughter prepare for the Kaplan Nursing Exam. My daughter passed her Kaplan Nursing Exam thanks to Meridith's help - She begins nursing school next week! Paying for a professional like Meridith to get her over the hump was worth every dime! ...

— Michael, Ledyard, CT on 1/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Save money! Bring a classmate/friend and split the bill! Also available for group tutoring sessions as well!

Travel policy

Meridith will travel within 40 miles of Baldwinsville, NY 13027.