Tell us a bit about yourself! Where are you from originally, and what brings you to New York?
My name is Meg Ryan. I grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York. After receiving my Bachelors degree from SUNY Albany, I quickly enrolled at Hunter College for my Masters degree. After going to school and student teaching in New York I realized I loved this city and moved here permanently.
What was your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school has always been Math. I’ve always enjoyed the content throughout the years and continue to enjoy problem solving.
What is your favorite book?
I love way too many books to pick just one. Right now, I’m loving A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to every student reading this?
My advice to all students is to ask more questions. Ask for help when you need it and ask for more information when you want it. More often than not we associate questioning with not knowing, when it reality it’s the only thing that helps us continue to grow.
What’s your favorite word?
My favorite word is separate. It sounds odd, but as a young student I always misspelled the word. Every time I write it, I still remember how difficult it was for me back then.
How do you spend your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends going to new places and trying new things.
What does learning mean in your life?
Learning is critical in my life. As a teacher and tutor it’s easy to assume we are teaching kids to learn skills. As adults, it’s critical for us to continue learning in as many ways as possible.