A Holistic Approach to Child and Adolescent Development

    Supporting social development

    Adolescence is a trying time for teens and adults alike. We offer parent education series and social circle groups to support the development of kind, empowered, and confident teenagers.

    Academic Enrichment & intervention

    Whether in need of enrichment or intervention, we design tailored plans to meet the needs of your child. Each child has his or her own strengths – we work together to further develop those strengths while supporting growth in areas of challenge.


    We will guide you through the necessary steps for admission to secondary schools or college. This could include admissions exams, applications, standardized tests, and writing requirements.


    Meredith Cooley

    The 2020-21 school year marks Meredith’s 13th year as an educator and second year as a pre-kindergarten-8 Literacy Specialist. With a diversified career in education, Meredith has taught and worked one-on-one with students ranging from ages 6-18 in New York City, the Washington D.C. metro area, Quito, Ecuador, and landed in Annapolis, MD in 2018. Meredith is certified a Literacy Specialist and as a teacher and tutor, Meredith is currently in training to be an Orton Gillingham instructor and specializes in the instruction and support of reading comprehension skills and strategies as well as all genres and levels of writing; inclusive of college essay writing. Additionally, Meredith does intensive work with students who have test taking needs, from the Secondary School Admissions Tests through College prep and the SAT/ACT exams.

    Outside the classroom, Meredith is excited to help not only students, but also parents and educators in the ongoing work of true holistic education and social-emotional development in the growing digital age.

    In her spare time, Meredith  spends time with her husband and daughter, loves traveling and languages, and spending time on the water; she also loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen when there is time! Meredith graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in English, and from The George Washington University with a master’s degree in Secondary Education. Meredith currently works as a pre-kindergarten-grade 8 Literacy Specialist at The Chesapeake Montessori School in Annapolis, MD.

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    Tina Hamilton

    During her 14 years of classroom and one-on-one tutoring experience, Tina has recognized that a student’s success is directly related to his or her own motivation to succeed. Tina works with her students to identify focus areas and to help each student devise a personal plan that is both appropriate and self-driven, ensuring ownership and success. Tina believes that with the right resources, each student can maximize his or her own learning. She works diligently to make education enjoyable, developing a love of learning and a desire for life-long growth and development.

    In June 2017, Tina made the decision to leave the classroom in order to take on the new challenge of working with parents and educators to assist in the social-emotional development of adolescents in our growing digital world.

    Outside of education, Tina has her 200-hour yoga teacher-training certificate and spends time with her husband and daughter. She is expecting a baby boy in October 2021! Tina graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and political science and a master’s degree in secondary education. She also holds an Education Leadership certificate from The University of New England.

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    • Tina recognizes the importance of having parents be involved in their child’s learning. She does not hesitate to communicate with parents and continues to keep them informed of their child’s progress.
    • I learned so much math, but I also learned that learning can be extremely fun and that I am able to be a great math student when I push myself.
    • She was extremely helpful to us ... in understanding our son’s accomplishments and challenges. She impressed us with her perception, insight, intuition, empathy, and mature judgement.

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