Meg Murphy and Michael Curtin, co-founders of DreamRoots, are intuitive essay coaches who possess over 30 years' combined teaching experience and a keen understanding of college admissions audiences.
Meg received her MA in English from Northwestern University and later taught English at Hinsdale Central. As a Visiting Professor at DeVry University for the past twelve years, Meg enjoys a dedicated following in her writing, critical thinking, and humanities courses. Meg most enjoys teaching high school juniors and seniors in the DeVry University Advantage Academy program through the Chicago Public Schools. In addition, Meg leads workshops in rhetoric, mentoring DeVry instructors in the Toulmin Model of Argumentation.
An empathetic and results-driven college essay coach for the past six years, Meg has collaborated with hundreds of college applicants, helping them find their ideal fit in schools such as Bowdoin College, Notre Dame, NYU, and Tulane.
Michael received his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College in Chicago. As a graduate student in the renowned John Schultz Story Workshop, he received the Associated Writers’ Program Intro Award for Non-Fiction.
Michael’s 15 years of teaching creative writing, critical thinking, composition, and ESL has helped him become attuned to the strengths and needs of each individual. Currently a Visiting Professor at DeVry University and Co-Director at Waypoint Tutoring Studio, Michael believes that teaching is about helping students find their voice and the platform to best express it. His prevailing goal at DreamRoots is to convey to college admissions departments who his students are and where they are headed. He has collaborated with students who now attend such prestigious colleges as Vanderbilt University, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.