Meredith brings a warm, patient, and personalized approach to tutoring. She naturally enjoys getting to know each student as a multifaceted individual, and delights in seeing youth build their confidence and enthusiasm in both academics and life. Having personally progressed from struggling to thriving in certain academic subjects as a young student, Meredith is a strong believer in the "growth mindset" -- a theory that intelligence can be developed, and that natural talent is only a small portion of a student's full potential in any given area. She especially delights in helping students transform their self-perception from being "simply not good at __" to realizing their full capabilities.
Meredith began working with students more than a decade ago, and she has tutored and taught students from elementary through college level. Meredith is a generalist but usually specializes in reading, writing, math, and test prep (SSAT and ISEE). Meredith graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Peace & Conflict Studies, but she dabbled in coursework ranging from astrophysics to Mozart's operas to an organic farming practicum.
Meredith hails from Colorado, and she finds centeredness through time spent hiking, relaxing, and practicing yoga in nature. Her quest to see the natural world has led her to such diverse places as Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Tasmania and the Kingdom of Tonga. Most recently, she spent several months backpacking in national parks around the Western US. When closer to home, Meredith can be found practicing yoga on her porch, growing vegetables in her backyard, or hiking in the Marin Headlands.
"Meredith was a terrific tutor. We especially appreciated her calm demeanor and her precise instruction. We never felt that she was overloading our daughter with too much work or stress. She is clearly a kind and compassionate person but also a knowledgeable tutor. I would highly recommend her to anyone." - Parent, The Hamlin School