Testimonials

Before Leahy Learning, I was lost in the college process and didn’t even know it. I came to Leahy Learning for a “final review” of my college essays, and ending up rewriting most of them. She knows the business well aside from editing essays; she helps organize and inspire people in addition to pushing them to work harder. Meghan was more than my coach — she is kind and has a good sense of humor, well needed during cram sessions. Overall, I could not have asked for a better college essay/process coach. Not only am I proud of my essays and confident that they are my best work, but I also believe she improved my writing tactics. Honestly, I am happy to say that I will most likely hear her voice in the back of my head, guiding me through the rest of my writing career, helping me to continue to challenge myself.  — Emily Schantz, Academy of Notre Dame ’16

There are some professionals who just “get it”, and Meghan is certainly one of them. Over the years, we have worked together on behalf of students, and I have marveled at how Meghan can restore a student’s faith in his or her abilities.  She is a motivator, a counselor, a cheerleader, and when necessary, a “tell it like it is” educator. Meghan takes the time to learn the approach that works best with each student, rather than asking them to conform to her style.  She invests the full measure of her effort and asks the kids to do the same.   Once they form a partnership, the sky’s the limit. — Mary Lee FitzPatrick,  Learning Specialist

Meghan Leahy is magic — she brings joy and deep caring to her work, and inspires her students to care as much as she does. Somehow, she manages to make it fun. Meghan is also an amazing resource for advice, recommendations, and general insight into learning and study skills. We (and our daughter) are terrifically grateful that Leahy Learning has been there for us all. Thank you! — Dan and Sally Gordon

Meghan Leahy changes lives, in ways that are sculpted to each individual. She has helped improve not only my academic career, but also my personal career. I started at Leahy Learning when I entered my sophomore year at the Academy of Notre Dame. I was a very timid, anxious student who lacked confidence. Meghan helped shape me into the student I am today. Leahy Learning is an extremely positive, nurturing, and relaxing learning environment where I felt I could confidently succeed. I recently graduated from Loyola University Maryland with honors and a consecutive Deans List recipient. Meghan has been a wonderful mentor through my time at Leahy Learning and has helped me conquer the interview process and the real world! I would not have been able to achieve these accomplishments without Meghan. I can’t begin to thank you enough Megs, you are the best!  – Adrienne Ashton, Loyola University Maryland ’14

My husband and I wanted to get a jump start for my daughter’s future standardized testing. I never dreamed the real benefit that she would receive from Leahy Learning! Meghan’s holistic approach optimizes each individual’s accomplishments. She helps the student and parent with their transition to college without the stress. — An Academy of Notre Dame Parent

Meghan instills the confidence necessary to succeed in a competitive academic environment. She has the unique ability to identify the learning style of each individual student and work with them to achieve academic success. — A Malvern Prep Parent

I cannot say enough about Meghan Leahy and the incredible work she has done with me during my job application and interview process. After years of working in middle management I reached out to Meghan for assistance on how to get a step ahead. Meghan gave me invaluable tools for interview preparation, and the knowledge and confidence when it came time for salary negotiations. Meghan’s positive and encouraging approach turned a commonly stressful process into an insightful learning experience that helped me land my dream job and salary. I undoubtedly would recommend Leahy Learning for students of life at any age! — Maggie R., Miami, FL

Meghan is unbelievable! As a parent sending her first child to college, preparing for the SAT and ACT in addition to timely completion of the college application process was daunting. Not only did she devise a plan and supply math tutoring, her style of engaging my daughter was phenomenal. I wish I had learned about Leahy Learning early on in my child’s schooling. Her test scores and confidence improved immensely. Meghan’s expertise and insight about the college application process was invaluable. I have not only referred friends and colleagues to Leahy Learning, I have acquired her services for my younger son. Authenticity, integrity, commitment, and caring are all exemplary attributes that Meghan embodies. She is a dynamic person and professional! — A Springfield High School Parent 

I would not be where I am today without the help of Meghan and Leahy Learning! Working with Meghan from my freshman year of high school through college, I have developed my skills beyond what I could ever have imagined. I am very comfortable and relaxed doing my work and do not feel the need to erase entire papers and start all over again! You are the best Meg! — Amanda Davis, Boston College ’14

Meghan and her team were very instrumental with my son’s success with taking the ACTs and with his college admissions. After completing tutoring sessions with the Leahy Learning team my son went into the ACT exam with a feeling of confidence!  As other parents have mentioned, I too wished that I had known about Meghan before Terence’s senior year as I would have engaged her to further enhance his academic performance.  Her knowledge of the challenges of ADHD and how that translates during the college application process proved to be invaluable.  Thanks to Meghan’s support in developing my son’s executive function skills, he has excelled in college and has not required assistance from his school’s support services department.  Thanks Meghan and keep up the good work. — A Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Parent

Meghan and Leahy Learning have helped me become the student I am today. With their loving support, from always being there (even when you’re abroad!) to the endless hours they have worked with me, I am now more organized, a better writer, and I went from a C student to a B+/A- student. Whoever knew I would receive Dean’s List my sophomore year of college…not me. I would not be where I am or who I am without them. I am forever grateful for them and I still continue to work with them because I have learned through Leahy Learning that “the learning never stops”! I have made a connection with Leahy Learning that no one can ever take away. Love you guys so much!! Xoxo — Stephanie Bellisario, High Point University ‘16

As an ADHD serial procrastinator, getting into college and then into the real world with real jobs was not going to be an easy task. Due to Meg Leahy however, that all actually happened! I have a great job that I enjoy and the future’s so bright I gotta wear shades. Thanks Meg! — Ben Stein, Brandeis University ’12

We were first referred to Meghan when my daughter, Katie, was in middle school. Who would have ever thought that 10 years later we still see Meghan and consider her a good friend?  Meghan was there to guide, teach and counsel – from organizational skills to mastering vocabulary – Meghan was there to support both of my children through high school and then help them get into college. My son, Alex, also worked with Meghan – from practice tests for the ACTs to the dreaded college essays – Meghan and her team worked endlessly to prepare him for college. Meghan became a confidant to the kids while keeping me sane during the crazy college process. I don’t know how we would have ever survived without you Meghan!! So happy for all of your many accomplishments and I always look forward to our nights out.  — A mother of two children who attended Episcopal Academy, Notre Dame Academy and Gettysburg College.

Our son was struggling mightily, early in his Junior year of high school. Testing revealed reading difficulties and a minor case of ADHD. He was not a happy camper. Meghan thoroughly reviewed his test results and quickly implemented a plan of action. Our son was soon feeling much better about himself and doing much better in school. He looked forward to his weekly sessions with Meghan and continues to visit when he has a chance. He’ll graduate in about a month with honors and is attending a highly competitive private liberal arts college — none of which would have been possible without Meghan’s help. — A Haverford School Parent

As you know, we have been very pleased with the success our daughter has achieved. You have been instrumental in teaching her organizational skills, breaking her work into manageable pieces that she can handle, providing vocabulary group sessions, incredible math and science support. You offer a wealth of knowledge for students to help themselves become the best that they can be once they put their mind to it. All of this is done in a non-threatening environment in which our daughter has become more confident in herself academically. Leahy Learning has been an extremely positive experience for our girl. — An Academy of Notre Dame Parent

Meghan was a great help to Jon with increasing his SAT scores. He really enjoyed working with her. — Cindy O’Hara

I refer clients frequently to Leahy Learning. Meghan’s style easily and quickly develops a trusting relationship with each of her students. Families see that trusting relationship yields results for their child. Meghan’s ability to help each child with organization skills for school success is a lifelong gift for success anywhere in the world.  —Dr. Carol Just, OTR/L

Adrienne has most importantly gained confidence with Leahy Learning and has become very independent in her studies. She is happy to go each visit and learns in a relaxed and fun atmosphere and feels reassured when she is finished with her session. She has made some great friends too! Lise Ashton

Meghan Leahy is an amazing reading/language specialist. She has done a great job not only with my son but also with the children that I have recommended to her. As the director of a Parenting Group I am constantly asked for references and I am always referring children to Meghan. Every parent that I have sent to Meghan has been extremely satisfied with their child’s results. She is conscientious and committed to each child that she works with. She treats them each as an individual by defining their needs and working out a program that addresses those needs. When no one would take on the challenge of my son’s dyslexia, Meghan was willing, confident, and experienced enough to pinpoint the areas that were most lacking and developed a specific program for him. He is doing well and I credit Meghan for all of his progress going forward. To sum it up, Meghan is one of my favorite people in the world! — Diane Reott

Leahy Learning has changed my life. With the help of Meg and her Leahy Learning method, I was able to excel as a student. Meg showed me how to view my ADHD in a positive way, and helped me learn alternative strategies to cope with my disability. She taught me how to stay organized in my work and techniques to stay calm in stressful situations. While Meg coached me through tough high school papers and the dreaded SATs, she was more than just a tutor. Meg Leahy is an incredible person and mentor. She is someone that teaches more than academics, she is a life coach. She is truly remarkable. So proud to watch all of her success! — Katie Blumenthal, Gettysburg, ’14

I don’t know where we would be right now if it was not for Leahy Learning! Meghan has been the best thing that that has happened to our son’s education. She has a tremendous way of connecting to her students. She is able to draw out of them their very best and is able to instill in them the confidence that they need to succeed. Our son is gifted /LD and has been with Meghan since the sixth grade. He is now a freshman in high school and doing very well. Meghan has become a mentor for him and someone that he is very comfortable going to with problems. Meghan and her staff have always been available if our son need extra attention either with a difficult project, a stumbling block in math or help with final exams. I would highly recommend Leahy Learning – they are the best around. A Haverford High School Parent

My daughter worked with Meghan during her junior and senior years of high school for SAT test preparation. Meghan’s background made her an excellent match for my daughter who has auditory processing disorder. Meghan’s commitment, caring and positive reinforcement throughout the tutoring process made all the difference for my daughter. Meghan was not only her tutor, but her “life coach” as she navigated her through the college search, application process, as well as her college essay. Meghan’s guidance and insights were invaluable. My son, who is a junior, is now working with Meghan and Jason and is enjoying his one-on-one time, as well as vocab group. I am confident that my son will be as successful as my daughter, thanks to Meghan’s personal attention. — An Academy of Notre Dame and Cardinal O’Hara Parent

Dear Meghan,
Lisa and I would like to express how much your help has meant to Ben’s post-high school plans. Pulling the right colleges out of the hat is no easy feat these days, with the marketing that they all push making it hard to distinguish the few among the many. But more importantly, your constant optimism and enthusiasm is contagious, and kept Ben pushing ahead, away from feeling all of the highs and lows that come with the process on a weekly basis. Ben’s understanding of the nuances of the process was critical in making his choices, which we are very comfortable with and in full support of. Your compassionate guidance helped him to know that these are his decisions and that he can strike out confidently on his new pathways! The bonds you have forged with our family make us so very happy to have found you at this critical time in Ben’s (and our own!) life.
                                                                                                  Fondly, Lisa Popowich and Jon Stein

Meghan is one of a kind. Her passion for education is inspiring. She not only helped me become a better student but also helped me mature into a confident, well rounded individual. Without her help I do not think I would be where I am today. Meghan wants the best for her students and her true passion lies in helping others succeed. Thanks for everything you have helped me with over the years Meghan! You are the best. — Alex Penza, Villanova ’13

There are not enough words to thank Meghan and Leahy Learning for all their support. Meghan has instilled in me a sense of confidence I never thought I would be able to achieve. She has always been the one to believe in me, even when I did not!  She is the only person I know who can make all the negative thoughts disappear and replace them with positive energy. Without Meghan, I would not be the student or person I am today. I would not be here at Dickinson College as an American Studies major succeeding in ways I never knew were possible! You have changed my life and for that I am grateful. Your incredible knowledge and dedication to me as not just a student but also a person is irreplaceable. I am beyond thankful to be able to call you both a teacher and a mentor. Thank you for everything Meg, you are truly unbelievable! – Cait Farrell, Dickinson College ’17

 I am a 46 year old mother and never finished college. I have always put work before finishing my education. I had shared my dream of being a child psychologist with Meghan and she was both supportive AND encouraging. Last year I sent a simple text to Meghan that would change my life. I told her that I was starting a personal shopping business. Meghan’s reply was “what about your dream of being a child psychologist?” Meghan’s question stopped me in my tracks! With her support and encouragement I am now a college sophomore! — Natalie K., Winston-Salem, NC