Toronto, Ontario, Canada
At Tutor Doctor, we believe that everyone can learn. It is this driving principle that has shaped franchise owner, Meighan Sutherland’s professional path, and one that she wants to share with you.
With an original desire to become a university professor in English literature, Meighan completed her honours BA in English literature at the University of Waterloo, and her MA at the University of Toronto. Recognising and appreciating the diverse and varied population of Canada, and her home city of Toronto, Meighan then turned her professional goals into those of helping immigrants and international students succeed in an English speaking landscape. She obtained her Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate from the University of Toronto, and embarked on a career of teaching newcomers to Canada how to succeed in their academic and professional aspirations.
Meighan’s first foray into formal teaching was to create an English for Academic Purposes program that would allow international students the ability to bypass partner colleges’ English proficiency requirements. This was an intense program that sought to prepare students to be competitive with students who had grown up speaking and living in English their entire lives.
Following this, Meighan took her academic skills to work as Academic Director of an ESL school downtown Toronto. There she took care of the academic planning of the school, once again with the focus toward helping students succeed, either back in their home country, or in an English speaking country.
Her latest appointment was as an Advisor for a tutoring centre at a major Toronto college. Here she collaborated with faculty, program coordinators, success specialists, and department coordinators to operate as a partner in learning for students’ post-secondary success. With a focus of providing timely support to ensure retention of students from first to second year, the tutoring centre offered an essential service to hundreds of students each semester.
Through all of this, Meighan tutored students across grade levels and proficiency, volunteered to help newcomers transition to Canadian life, and never stopped learning herself as she took up web design and web development.
It is this passion that drove Meighan to Tutor Doctor and forms her commitment to you. Backed by experience, education, and expertise, work with Meighan and Tutor Doctor to design a plan that suits your learning goals