Your Child's Math Journey can be Magical
At Meryl’s Magic Math, we believe all students can learn math and be successful in it.
We explain concepts simply and in multiple ways to ensure understanding. We help students improve their confidence, math understanding, and grades.
Meryl's Magic Math started after Meryl saw students struggle in her high school math classes. Meryl knew her students' grades didn't reflect their abilities. They needed more individual instruction, which was difficult with growing class sizes. Tutoring allowed for building better relationships with students, resulting in higher student motivation and confidence in their math ability. Students showed tremendous gains in improved grades and understanding in a short amount of time. They realized they can excel in math.
Meet Meryl and Her Team
Education: Meryl earned a Bachelor's degree in Math Education and Master's degree in Mathematics, both from Ohio University. While completing her degrees, she competed on the Women's Golf team and went on to be the Graduate Assistant for Women's Golf and a Teaching Assistant in the Math Department.
Awards: Meryl received student-nominated teaching honors such as Ohio University Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award (2013), Student and Teacher Achievement Recognition (2017), and National Honor Society Honor Teacher (2016 and 2017).
Teaching Success: As a high school teacher for five years, students consistently said they didn't like math until they took her AP Calculus class (admittedly, she's not sure she believed them--who is crazy enough to sign up for an AP course if they disliked the subject?!). Not only did they have fun taking on the challenging concepts, but they also improved from a 20% pass rate to over 70% on the AP exam. Meryl was a Reader for the AP Calculus exam so she is familiar with the grading and how to help students succeed on the exam.
Tutoring Experience: As a math tutor for over a decade, Meryl helped students through math courses from 8th grade pre-Algebra to college level Calculus. She worked with students individually and in small groups. Recently her focus shifted to tutoring online, especially being an AP Calculus tutor. Read more about previous student success.
Other Interests: Meryl enjoys golfing and competing in triathlons.
Education: While studying math and computer science at OSU, she worked as a teaching assistant and discovered a passion for math education. She's now going back to school to become a high school math teacher.
Tutoring Experience: Shaina is a Columbus, Ohio based math tutor specializing in Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. She's been tutoring over 5 years and gets more excited with each student! She particularly loves tutoring as she can personalize her approach to each student’s own needs and learning styles.
Tutoring Success: One parent shares her daughter's experience working with Shaina:
"My daughter was tutored by Shaina this past year in Geometry and her final grade was "A" thanks to her excellent teaching skills. Even better news is she received her test results for the Ohio State Air Testing and scored "Above Average" in Geometry. I can't begin to explain how excited, overjoyed and shocked she was with the test result score!"
-Victoria D., June 2019
Education: Hilary received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Otterbein University, a Juris Doctorate from University of Cincinnati College of Law, and a Master of Education from The Ohio State University.
Tutoring Experience: Hilary is a former teacher with 9 years of public school teaching experience. She has over 16 years of private tutoring experience, and I enjoy working with all different types of learners. She offers tutoring on all sections of the ACT and grades 7-12 mathematics.
She loves travel, concerts, books, restaurants, theater, learning, dogs, cats, animal rescue, gardening, and houseplants.