Tina Melendez

During her 11 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 daughter. 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.

Photo (17)

Meredith Rice

The 2017-18 school year marks Meredith’s 11th year in the classroom. 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, Washington D.C., Quito, Ecuador, and finally right here in Bethesda, MD. Meredith is working towards a certification as a Reading Specialist and as a teacher and tutor, Meredith 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 loves traveling and languages and is a marathon runner; she also loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen! 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 middle school English teacher and Middle School Advisory Program Coordinator at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, MD.