HI! My name is Meredith Hale! I graduated with my B.A. in Elementary Education from Trinity International University in 2008. My greatest title is Mommie to four amazing kids. I started tutoring in 2014, which was the start of this amazing learning community. I enjoy reading (really!), making music, working out, and doing anything outside.
Hello, my name is Brittany and I am the Operations Manager here! I have a background in Finance & Controlling as well as HR / Adult Training and Education. Outside of work I love sewing and designing. I am married with a son and 2 dogs who all keep me very busy!
Hello, my name is Megan Frey. I am a secondary education teacher specializing in high school English and ESL. I earned my Masters of Art in Teaching at National-Louis University. I have had the opportunity to tutor grades K-12 as well as ACT Prep. I live in South Elgin with my husband and my three kids. We love to spend our time traveling and being outside. I'm excited to work with students and help them achieve their potential!
My name is Robyn Slater. I am a former 7th grade math/science teacher. My Bachelors degree is in Elementary Education, my Masters in in Teaching and Leadership. I love reading, all things health and wellness , and spending time with my family.
THE CLASSROOM AND UPPER LEVEL MATH
My name is Jessica Reed and I have 12 years of experience working with elementary school students. I have my Masters as a Reading Specialist, and I have spent most of my career as an elementary reading and math interventionist. I am a trained Orton Gillingham educator and credentialed with the International Dyslexia Association. I have recently left the classroom to focus on tutoring and spending more time with my husband and two children. I love to read, ride horses, and do anything outdoors!
ASSESSOR & ORTON GILLINGHAM CERTIFIED
Jenna Ditsch is a a published author, assessment specialist, and life coach who balances her role as mama to a spunky six-year-old and curious eight-year-old with the passions of being an eclectic creative. Jenna has over fifteen years' experience teaching Pre-K through 8th grade in both public and private school settings, as well as twenty years' experience working with a variety of educational publishing companies. Jenna holds a BS degree in education and a MA degree in Spiritual Formation. Besides teaching, Jenna has worked as a homeschool consultant, an educational assessment specialist, and as the director of children's ministry. Jenna also co-manages an international online cooking class with her chef fiancé creating awareness of and raising money for humanitarian charities and causes across the globe.
TEST PREP, ELA & ELEMENTARY MATH
I have been working in education for nearly 20 years now. I have experience working with children from Pre-K through high school in one-on-one and classroom settings in all subjects. I provide services in math and literacy at The Learning Door. I enjoy spending time with my wife Maria and my two daughters Samarah (10) and Evelyn (8). We have two golden doodles that bring lots of joy to our lives too, Mozart & Ruby. I look forward to working to meet your child's needs and assist him or her in growing leaps and bounds!
ELEMENTARY READING & MATH
My name is Megan Patterson and I am so excited to be a part of The Learning Door! I am a wife and a mother of two littles. As a family we love to bake, play board games, and explore the outdoors. For the past four years, I have taught high school math at Westminster Christian School. While I loved being in the classroom, I am looking forward to working with students in a smaller setting and focusing more on individual growth and success.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL MATH, ACT PREP
Hello everyone! My name is Lindsay Micheli and this is my first semester tutoring with The Learning Door. I have an Elementary Teaching License (K-6th grade) and I have been teaching Kindergarten for 3 years. I have also taught 3rd-5th graders during summer school for the last two summers. My husband and I bought a house in St. Charles last year in August and we just got a new adorable Corgi puppy named Cannoli. I like to go running, watch Netflix, and play with our puppy.
ELEMENTARY READING & MATH
I'm Laura Johnson, and I'm excited to be tutoring at the Learning Door! My husband and I moved to Bartlett in 2019 and welcomed our daughter in 2020. I enjoy reading, baking, and having fun with my family. I taught in an elementary school for six years before coming home to take care of my daughter. I absolutely love teaching and making connections with students– watching them grasp a concept and build their confidence is one of my greatest joys!