Bringing joy back to learning — for children and their parents
Joyfully Learning is a private tutoring and educational consulting practice dedicated to fostering kids’ and teens’ strengths, supporting their growth, increasing their confidence as learners, and rekindling their joy in learning.
The academic experience can feel overwhelming —
but it doesn’t have to.
We get it. As parents, it’s hard to see our kids overwhelmed by classwork,
frustrated over homework, or demoralized by tests.
At Joyfully Learning, we believe that education is supposed to help your child shine – not dim your child’s light.
Welcome to Joyfully Learning
Demystifying education — and inspiring lifelong learners — is what we do.
Joyfully Learning was designed with your family’s needs in mind. We know how important it is to bring inspiration and joy back into learning. We help your children use their strengths to overcome challenges and achieve their goals, and we empower you, as parents, to understand and support how your child learns best.
I’m Caitlin Meister
And I’m so glad you’re here
I believe that kids learn best when they’re having fun. That’s why I started The Greer Meister Group. Our mission is to make sure that every child we work with feels seen, heard, and respected in school and that parents are empowered to advocate for their children’s learning needs. Today, Joyfully Learning at The Greer Meister Group is made up of a team of passionate tutors working with students around the world. We’ll show you how learning can feel joyful again, so you can get back to focusing on the parts of parenting that you actually enjoy.
How We Can Help
At Joyfully Learning, we know the importance of understanding how each child learns best. We use evidence-based methods to foster kids’ strengths while teaching them how to use their strengths to grow in areas they find more challenging. Through private tutoring and educational consulting, we create customized educational experiences based on your child’s strengths, challenges, and goals.
Our tutoring builds confidence and fosters academic independence. We provide the choice and flexibility that families need. Choose from one-on-one, small-group, in-person, and remote tutoring options. We offer:
- Academic tutoring
- Early and emerging learning
- Executive functioning coaching
- Test Prep
A good fit for:
Our academic tutoring services are designed to support learners at any age or stage! Do you have a preschooler or kindergartener who is learning to read and do math? A child of any age whose needs aren’t being met in the classroom? A tween or teen who would benefit from support developing executive functioning skills? An accelerated learner craving more challenge? Kids who need to do well on a particular test in order to reach their greater goals? A homeschooler interested in a topic you can’t teach? We are here for you.
Kids learn best when they’re having fun! We create customized educational experiences based on your child’s interests. Our students’ past projects have included:
- History and engineering of skateboards
- Imagination Architects: the math of amusement park design
- Dancing the movement of molecules
- Lego particle physics
- Creative non-fiction for publication
A good fit for:
If you want to nurture your kids’ natural curiosity, give them the skills they need to learn outside of the structure of a classroom, grow and feel confident while learning about something they love, or if your child has an interest that wouldn’t be covered in a typical school curriculum, our self-directed enrichment is the right fit for you!
We have more than a decade of experience helping families successfully navigate opportunities, changes, and challenges in their children’s academic environments, including:
- Private school admissions
- College admissions
- In-school advocacy and understanding how your child learns best
- Selecting courses, extracurriculars, and service providers
A good fit for:
If you’re looking for highly personalized, one-on-one guidance, our educational consulting services are right for you.
In the last five years:
- 100% of our college admissions clients have gotten into their first-choice schools
- 99% of our private elementary, middle, and high school admissions clients have been accepted at one of their top three schools
We Do Things Differently Here
Our approach comes from years in the industry as educators and parents. We believe that the best education decisions are informed by a combination of scientific research, flexibility, and a profound desire to understand what makes each child thrive. When you work with us, you get an unparalleled, evidence-based, customized experience that will empower you and your child.
What You Can Expect:
Unparalleled educational support and experience. Our tutors are Ivy League graduates, published authors, scientists, journalists, internationally-renowned artists, Broadway performers, private and public school teachers, college professors, and learning specialists — to name just a few — and the experience they provide is second to none.
A return to joy in the learning process — for everyone involved. You want emotional connection with your kids, which doesn’t happen when everyone’s in tears over homework. That's why we bring joy back to learning… for parents and children alike.
A strengths-based, neurodiversity-affirming approach. Every child is different, but all kids learn best when they're having fun. It's why we value our students’ interests, passions, skills, and capacity. Taking a strengths-based approach means that we help your children discover their strengths and build new skills from that foundation.
Ready to learn
Whether it’s empowering your children to connect with the best version of themselves, setting your kids up for success, or customizing your family’s own educational path, you’re in the right place.Book a Call
A Gift for You
5 Executive Functioning Strategies (that really work!)
Executive functioning skills enable us to plan, focus, follow directions, manage time, prioritize, avoid distractions, keep track of what we’re doing, manage a variety of expectations (such as those from different teachers), and set and achieve goals. When we provide the right support, our kids can navigate their education with confidence.
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Your child deserves a learning experience that fuels their joy and potential.
At Joyfully Learning, we’ll help them achieve just that.