History of the Group

Marin Educators in Private Practice was founded in 1979 by a group of teachers who met in the special education credential program at Dominican University. After graduation, they decided to offer tutoring, testing, and educational therapy in individual private practices rather than in a school setting. They created MEPP as a means to share information and expertise, to support each other, and to promote their services.

Since 1979, MEPP has grown from that initial group of eight teachers to almost one hundred members, including educational therapists, reading specialists, math specialists, speech and language therapists, educational evaluators, psychotherapists, neuropsychologists, content area tutors, and tutors for the SAT and other standardized tests.

MEPP members work individually in their own private practices. Members vary in the services they provide, the locations where they tutor, and their fees. Some specialize in specific age groups, such as elementary, middle or high school students. Some offer services to infants and pre-schoolers; others work with adults and college students. Most of our members see clients in their offices or homes, while some will go to the students’ homes or schools or to a public place such as a library. Fees range from $30 to $250 per hour, depending on the service provided and the qualifications of the provider.

MEPP provides referrals for students and parents seeking tutoring or educational services. A referral list is mailed each September to public and private schools, pediatricians, child psychologists, and agencies in Marin County. Referrals are also available by phone (415-464-0322) or through this website. We provide continuing education for our members at bi-monthly meetings, in order to keep them current on topics such as educational trends, teaching strategies, and interventions for learning disabilities.