O.W.L. Educational Services
We believe the knowledge one acquires is the key to success in today's world. This is why O.W.L. Educational Services is committed to providing academic support of the highest quality. We help students from all walks of life succeed in the world of academics and beyond. O.W.L. Educational Services works in a manner that best suits your busy schedule.
O.W.L. was launched in 2018 by a former classroom English teacher who wanted to focus on providing more than just another tutoring company. We work with not only K-12 students but also adults of all ages. Since our debut, we have worked with families worldwide and have expanded our programs into the world of secular homeschooling through the 2020 launch of "Our Wisdom Leads Academy" which promotes "learning at your student's pace." We also were recognized as a top 5 finalist in The Free Lance-Stars's 2020 and 2021 Best of the Burg for "Best Tutoring Service."
Owls have long been associated with wisdom. However, our name is spelled differently. Why? We believe the wisdom we share helps lead our students towards their goals.
Hence our tagline: "Our Wisdom Leads."
Megan Padden-Shin began her educational career over fifteen years ago as a college-level French and Spanish tutor. She has since taught students from age three through adult in various areas, including English, French, Spanish, math, science, and social studies. Padden-Shin has also run several SAT test prep programs over the last decade, both in-person and online. Padden-Shin currently owns and operates O.W.L. Educational Services, an education company she built from the ground up.
A native of Massachusetts, Padden-Shin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in education and minors in French and Spanish from Westfield State University in 2009. In 2014, she earned a Master of Science in Education from Walden University. In addition, she holds a postgraduate professional license in English along with a TESOL certification.
Professionally, she has presented on pedagogy and learning styles. These have included: “Vocabulary Instruction for Gifted Learners” at the 2017 National Curriculum Network Conference and “Language with the Five Senses” at the 2019 American Association of Teachers of French Conference. Padden-Shin has also presented original written works, including a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut entitled “The Fall” at the 2008 Sigma Tau Delta Convention. In July 2020, she was a guest featured in Book Smart Prep's Blog and was featured on the Cool Cat Teacher podcast in September 2020 and a guest on The Lisa Show in August 2021.
Padden-Shin is a member of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the American Independent Business Coalition. She is a proud member of several organizations, including Kiwanis of Fredericksburg. She is a member of several honor societies, including Sigma Tau Delta, Golden Key, and the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi). She was also recognized in 2009 as a “Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty” for her work in creating and implementing an SAT reading and writing class for high school students in Western Massachusetts.
Megan Padden-Shin also gives talks and provides workshops and training on a number of educational topics. Download the PDF file to learn more.