A photo of Megan, a tutor from Texas State University-San Marcos

Megan

Certified Tutor

Call us today to connect with a top tutor
(888) 888-0446

I hold a Masters' degree in Communication from Texas State University, and have taught in higher-ed for 10 years. I have been the instructor of record for over one-hundred & fifty courses at three universities and four community colleges, and been part of the lives of over 2,500 students. I've taught at Cal Poly, Texas State University, & Ashford University just to name a few places. I also hold 18 hours in doctoral coursework towards a PhD in Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning.

During my teaching career, I’ve taught students ranging in age from 16-72, with varying interests and backgrounds.

My favorite part of the tutoring experience is the "ah-ha" moment, when a student understands the topic.

When I tutor, I treat all my pupils as adults, meaning I give them respect, and explain things in a way I would my peers. I do not believe in condescension, scolding, or telling them what to do. I offer choices and reasoning. I prefer to use examples and tell stories to explain points. I can help students who feel anxious or frustrated by using empathy, patience, and enthusiasm.

Megan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Texas State University-San Marcos - Bachelors, Communication Studies

Graduate Degree: Texas State University-San Marcos - Masters, Communication Studies

Hobbies

Hiking, yoga, National Parks, chai lattes.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Writing

9th Grade Writing

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School

High School English

High School Writing

IB Literature and Performance

IB Literature and Performance SL

Literature

Other

Public Speaking

Reading

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning occurs for each individual differently. Thus I try to adapt to each student.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

An ice-breaker where we might get to know each other.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Practicing the Socratic method, and allowing students to find the answer vs. giving them the answer helps.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Encouragement, high-fives, and short 30 second or 1 minute breaks when they seem stressed.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Anything and everything. If the student is not understanding it, I will switch to a new modality.