Personal Statement

Meaghan began her career as a journalist, but she fell in love with teaching ten years ago and hasn’t looked back since. She has spent the past decade working with students in grades 9-12, focusing mainly on the study of American Literature, British Literature, and Creative Writing. She also has worked as a private SAT/ACT/college admissions essay instructor during this time. Her greatest joy is helping young people discover their most authentic voice in their written and oral expression. Meaghan graduated cum laude from Loyola University’s Honors Program, where she double-majored in journalism and theater. She earned an MFA in Writing from the National University of Ireland in Galway. She has taught at private schools in Manhattan and Long Island, where she has served as the drama and musical director, advised literary publications, and garnered many awards as moderator of the schools’ newspapers. She founded two Shakespeare companies and has directed and produced more than 10 classical plays and musical productions. She currently works at a nationally ranked private school in NJ, where she teaches English 9 and 10, co-directs the fall play, and co-advises the yearbook. In her spare time, she enjoys reading contemporary fiction, writing original plays, going to the movies, comparing Macbeth to Breaking Bad, and spending all of her money on Broadway shows.

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

Masters Degree

  • MFA from The National University of Ireland
  • BA from Loyola University
  • NYS Teaching Certification from St. Joseph’s College
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • AP English
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • ISEE Reading & Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • Reading
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • Honorable Mention for Best Children’s Play, sponsored by Dublin, Ireland’s National Science Week, 2005
  • Winner of USA Today’s Best High School Musical for New York State, 2009
  • Scholarship Recipient and Featured Playwright in Stony Brook Southampton’s Summer Writers’ Conference, 2012

“…Innately talented, Meaghan is innovative, always seeking ways to enrich her classroom community and to promote her individual students’ personal achievement and self –worth. She has a welcoming style that motivates students to grow and thrive.”

Satisfied Parent

“…She is an exceptional educator. She is constantly seeking ways to extend her love for her content area and to challenge her students to express themselves through word and action. She possesses infectious enthusiasm. Her students respect and love her because of her concern for them and her belief in them to be successful.”

Satisfied Student

“…Your approaches to the test, including writing and reasoning skills, have enabled my daughter to become more proactive in her studying.”

Satisfied Parent