Megan Lowery Singer is the Director of Mindful Tutor and a recognized test prep expert. She has over fifteen years of teaching and tutoring experience. Megan spent the 2007-8 school year teaching second grade at The Hamlin School, where she received training in Reading and Writing Workshop techniques based on the work of Lucy Calkins, and in math techniques based on the work of Marcy Cook. In recent summers, she has completed Making Math Real, Lindamood-Bell, and UC Berkeley Extension courses to keep her knowledge of best practices current. Megan has taught people of all age levels, from preschoolers to Ph.D. students.
After initially majoring in engineering at Cornell, Megan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College with a BA in Art History and minors in Environmental Studies, History, and East Asian Studies. A rare skill that Megan holds is the ability to teach Mandarin Chinese to non-native speakers from the perspective of a non-native speaker. She lived in China from 2004-2007, two of those years as an Oberlin Shansi Fellow teaching English in remote Shanxi Province. She also spent her summers engaged in intensive language study through the Princeton in Beijing and Duke in China programs. Living in China allowed Megan to immerse herself in the study of language acquisition, both as the student and as the teacher. She regularly utilizes this experience, whether teaching preschool aged children how to read or middle school aged children how to score well on the verbal section of the SSAT.
Megan has a gift for connecting with students and nurturing their growth toward independent learning.