• Educating the Heart of Humanity

    Ms. Merritt

    Micro-schooling Services

  • A globally-minded, intimate education. In your home. For your kids.

    ~ Ms. Merritt

  • Is your child truly learning, integrating, becoming their education or is he or she simply doing the work... to get through?

    Ms. Merritt can help...

    Our promise is to...

    • provide supplemental dedicated support for your child in a micro-schooling format - with mixed aged peers in pod-learning groups


    • develop a program and schedule for your child to begin learning at home


    • support your child's needs to achieve his or her full potential for the 21st century
  • Does your child “hate to read and write” or perform poorly on standardized exams?

    Let's team up for that...

    Our team...


    • helps your child reach his or her potential in reading, writing, and social/emotional development.
    • supports the development of your child’s individually identified needs to thrive as a balanced human being in an ever-changing and complex world AND perform according to the standards they need to succeed at school.



  • Does your child need support in developing second language skills to function in the culture and society of a target country?

    Ms. Merritt offers language and culture development in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Our Philosophy

    Educating students one heart at a time...

    Creating the World Our Hearts Know is Possible

    As our world becomes more technologically advanced, we are dedicated to working with students to develop their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. It imperative for the coming generation of 21st-century learners, leaders, thinkers, and doers to be able to face the very human challenges of life.


    Our aim is to help students perform according to certain standards that are required of them for passing class and achieving academic success, but ultimately we are concerned with taking coursework deeper into the artful education of the child and his or her development of a full, whole and integrated sense of self.


    In collaboration with Meditate Everywhere LLC, Ms. Merritt operates from the work developed by Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D and his Attachment Project on child and human development and attachment theory.

    Intimate and Personal Micro-schooling

    Working in the home is a more intimate space than a classroom, and we work in a way that is heartful, authentic, self-reflective and in mutuality when communicating with the child and parent.


    Cultural Global Tutoring

    Cultural and language learning of a higher caliber. Your child will not only learn the grammar used in life, culture, and society of a second language but most importantly, how to function in real life as if they were a dual citizen in that target language. This is if you or your child already has two years of language study and wishes to take it to the next level. This is not for complete beginners, this is for students who want to become the language and culture.

  • 4 simple steps


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    You work, run errands.
    I'll take care of the rest.

  • Our methodology

    How to be and how to become...

    Co-active learning

    Co-Active Learning

    Being together, in action

    Balancing "being" who they are, with "doing," what needs to get done

    Emergent learning


    What is present here?

    Following natural curiosity and coming alive and awake to the present moment

    Study skills for the 21st century

    Teaching How to Learn

    Study skills for the 21st century

    Using technology, and in-home resources to discover answers to lines of inquiry driven by child's natural curiosity

    Emotional intellegence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Interpersonal relations and empathy

    One of the seven skills needed to thrive in the world ahead

  • Our Teachers

    We've got a top notch team!

    Merritt Wuchina


    Merritt has 6 years of ESL and Elementary teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad, in public, charter and private schools. She speaks Spanish and Chinese with conversational fluency and is happy to support students seeking support in areas of language development.


    We're hiring

    We are hiring qualified staff. Please write us a letter to apply.


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  • What clients are saying

    Ms. Merritt is...

  • Merritt Wuchina is a unique and talented caregiver. She has been watching my four-year-old son intermittently for about a year. She is caring and firm and speaks to him respectfully using vocabulary that is stimulating and challenging that he is able to understand and relate to. She takes him interesting places and allows him to lead the activities while imbuing their time together with interesting and educational content. I have been so pleased with her at every level and my son just adores her. I highly recommend her services as a caregiver and tutor and am happy to sing her praises to any potential client of hers. Thank you Merritt! We love you!​

    ~Carmelle, Silver Spring, parent of child age 4

  • You’re the best tutor for a working mom!

    ~ parent of child age 10, Potomac, MD

  • The Blog

    Find out about our latest events

    August 12, 2020 · homeschool,parents,pod,remote learning,education
    Is this you? You feel: ...dissatisfied with remote learning options ...curious about “pods” and want to learn how to form your own ...feel empowered to direct and accompany your child’s learning at your own pace ...see the need for structure and guidelines as humanity creates a ‘new way...
    May 14, 2020 · micro-schooling,homeschooling
    So far, the story of humanity has been a story of separation--less for you means more for me--and that happiness can be found through greater growth, advancement and having more things in life. But now we need to move into a whole new world and way of being, one in which we develop confidence and...
    April 8, 2020 · microschool,education,awareness,emergence,parenting
    A unique way of education that focuses less on learning how to “do” and more on learning how to “be. We are at a critical time in human history. Fear, panic, and confusion spread more rapidly than a disease. To protect the collective safety and security of our children, schools around the...
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  • Introducing the Ms. Merritt Micro-schooling  Summer 2020 “Pilot-Pod”   A SUMMER CAMP of FRIENDS LEARNING AND DISCOVERING TOGETHER Student and Parent pods for a new kind of online learning  Comfort in multicultural engagement Enjoyment and fulfillment through learning in groups Parents developing mutual engagement with their children Ages: 6-10  /  cost: $90-$270/week  /  6 hrs/week - 4 weeks June

    Set up a meeting to talk about your child's needs
    to see if this is a good option for him or her.

  • As we begin to re-emerge into this new world, we need an educational philosophy that will guide our children into a new cultural world-view.  Ms. Merritt


  • A Children’s Pod in France learning “Pebble Meditation” The Pebble Meditation by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is commonly taught to children as an introduction to meditation.  By using four pebbles the children foraged together, this meditation teaches the four qualities of happiness: beauty/freshness (flower), stability/solidity (mountain), peace/tranquility (still water), freedom/liberation (space/emptiness).

    A Children’s Pod in France learning “Pebble Meditation”

    The Pebble Meditation by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is commonly taught to children as an introduction to meditation. By using four pebbles the children foraged together, this meditation teaches the four qualities of happiness: beauty/freshness (flower), stability/solidity (mountain), peace/tranquility (still water), freedom/liberation (space/emptiness).



  • Kids need connection. They are hard-wired for it. In this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, children are adapting to circumstances that no one in their family has faced in living memory. Without connection, children feel lost and unable to express both their deepest held feelings and their innate gifts and talents. They cannot grow and learn from those around them in meaningful ways.


    As essential policies are implemented to protect the physical health of the classroom community, many opportunities to foster and develop social-emotional learning are lost. Children need these interactions to support healthy growth and development. These fundamental skills cannot be measured by standardized tests.


    In “How Will The Coronavirus Shutdown Affect Education Next School Year And Beyond?”, founder of Academic Business Advisors and EdChat Interactive, Mitch Weisburgh writes:


    Learning is social, we learn best from and with each other. This will take many forms. Schools will initiate some programs where older students will help younger students, others where students will work in groups, and others where students will share accomplishments and offer encouragement and feedback to other students.


    There’s no denying we are on the verge of a whole new way of human interaction. This is the time to come together to imagine new possibilities. But how can we safely bring our children and support their learning at a crucial time of development when it's so risky to do so in public and private places?


    Ms. Merritt Micro-Schooling is a new way of social interaction and education for the future which focuses on building social networks between cultures and communities. Our learning method creates engaging experiences of unified aliveness and connection between participants of online groups.


    The Ms. Merritt Micro-School was founded in the Summer of 2019 by teachers with years of experience teaching in the Washington, D.C. public school system, animating Children's Programs in Europe, and facilitating different ways of learning in Thailand. Instead of designing and developing a better solution to online education, our teaching methods were discovered through our direct experience of what's possible in mental performance, well-being and the mastery of everyday living.


    You know how there's a land-rush to figure out the best 'one-sized' fits all solution to online learning? That's not what this is. Our curriculum is a framework of dynamic practices, processes, and methods which are fun, engaging, and life transformative.


    We have a big vision to grow a small global school of schools. We invite you to find out more about our June 2020 Summer School Micro-Schooling Pilot-Pod!



    What you and your child will experience in this Summer Camp


    This micro-schooling pilot will be the first tight-knit “pod” that operates from a place of mutuality (e.g. from the field of our shared human experience), trust (e.g. from our own innate intelligence and ability), and deep connection (e.g. global awareness and interbeing) with each other and all things.


    In this new experience of a ‘We-space’, we will be expressing ourselves, our hopes, dreams, and desires. We don’t have to be “right” or “perfect.” This is a place where we have space for the MAGIC, IMAGINATION, and EXPLORATION that a typical school day doesn’t allow.

    We will learn about the world we want to know and discover the possibilities together. We will look at the world we inhabit and the one that our hearts know is possible. We will explore and research topics that interest us and start “writing for life” -- answering the question of why life matters to us, not just to prepare for a test or to meet a goal. From “goal to whole”, Ms. Merritt’s Micro-schooling is an expression of the future of whole-being education.




    Come, children and caregivers, join us this June 2020!

    Set up a meeting to talk about your child's needs
    to see if this is a good option for him or her.

  • “Museum Day” in Ms. Merritt's 3rd grade classroom

    At different “stations” students created their own bird feeders, planters, and art projects. They wrote letters to Senators about climate change. Other students came to visit the classroom and they taught them about the environment.

  • The Summer Camp Micro-school Pilot-Pod

    32 hours over 4-weeks in June 2020

    Program Description


    A four-week, 32-hour, Summer Camp is being offered this June 2020 as a way to engage with children and caregivers in a test run of a viable innovation in the micro-schooling movement. The Summer Camp will be a taste of our full program being launched this Fall. Enrolling your child will shape and guide the delivery of this innovation in micro-schooling.

    The core elements of our learning method


    1. Student Pods: Student pods are groups of five students who stay together for an entire school year or summer school. Parent caregivers do not participate in Student Pods. These five-student pods are located around the world and connect with each other regularly for cross-cultural learning and engagement. The Ms. Merritt Micro-schooling learning pod framework of processes and practices is supported by the work of Integral philosopher and author Terry Patten and his book A New Republic of the Heart as well as the philosophical thinking of Charles Eisenstein and his book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.


  • Our micro-school system of Student/Parent pods is a “Holarchy of Holons”

    A 'holarchy' refers to systems in which the 'whole' is governed by connections between its smaller parts or holons, wherein a holon is both a part, and a greater whole. The term holarachy was coined in Arthur Koestler's 1967 book The Ghost in the Machine. Both Parents Pods and Students Pods are examples of holons.



    2. Parent Pods: Each five-student pod has a corresponding pod of five parent caregivers which meets independently from the Student Pods. The parent’s pod - known as the Parent’s Heart Circle - will meet with a trained facilitator four times during summer camp or ten times over the regular school year. More than a ‘PTA,’ it’s a safe space for mutual nourishment and engagement, deeper self-awareness, and seeing ‘Self’ through the other’s eyes. Caregivers are given space to be held, seen, and to speak about “what’s up” for them. It’s the key differentiator of this micro-schooling solution. The methods and teachings of the Ms. Merritt Micro-schooling Parents’ pod are supported by the work of Saniel and Linda Groves-Bonder and their teachings on Waking Down in Mutuality™.


  • 3. Character Strength and Virtues: Our curriculum is guided by creating direct experiences of the positive qualities of character and virtue. This emergent approach to learning prepares students to become masters of everyday living, motivated to learn by their own intrinsic values, rather than teacher-enforced systems of reward and punishment. Children are guided to discover a larger commitment to life and what really matters to them, moving from ‘goal-based’ to ‘whole-based’ learning.

    Like preventative medicine, this approach to learning fortifies psychological wellbeing early in life, rather than later in adulthood, when ‘fixing’ and ‘coping’ strategies don’t lead to a sense of completion or solidified learning. The Ms. Merritt Micro-schooling learning framework is supported by research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center and the research of Christopher Peterson and Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman on the twenty-six universal character virtues common among all cultures of the world.


  • 4. Affordability and Inclusiveness: Our larger vision includes making this micro-schooling experience affordable and accessible to anyone who wishes to participate. To enable this vision, an education economy for affordability and inclusiveness is needed to deliver what we all want for our children: education excellency. A currency is needed that is based on a market of education, whose value is not influenced by school zoning, politics, and fluctuations in world financial markets. The Ms. Merritt Micro-school proposes its own digital currency called the Dana Chip.

    Transferring your debt-based currency to DanaChips for education purposes makes sense. Anyone will be able to buy DanaChips at 10% less the value of the local currency, earn them, or trade or gift them to other parents in need. The Ms. Merritt Micro-schooling education currency is supported by the development of purposeful, direct, and secure digital blockchain crypto-currencies and tokens being created around the world. The Summer School shall be paid in local currency (e.g. USD, Euro, SGD, Bhat, etc.), while the regular 10-month Micro-school year may be paid in Dana Chips or local currencies or both.



  • The DanaChip education currency

    Dāna is a Sanskrit and Pali word that connotes the virtue of generosity. It is a practice of cultivating generosity in some Eastern cultures.




    • The Summer Camp program runs 4 weeks from start to finish
    • Camp starts Monday June 1, or June 8 depending upon interest and demand
    • Student Pods meet 2 times per week for 3 hours (24 hours total)
    • Parent Pods (Parent’s Heart Circle) meets 4 times for two hours (8 hours total)
      (Meeting time and day to be determined between the facilitator and all five parents)

    Admissions Process

    The admissions process includes 3 steps:


    1. Express interest by either calling to leave a voicemail with the best time to call you back at (202) 599-6331, or Send us an e-mail at: hello@whoismsmerritt.com

    2. Schedule a one-on-one interview by Sunday, June 7th, and pay the $25 admissions fee. (Admissions fee is credited for paid enrollment into the Summer Camp)

    3. Admission decisions may be made at the end of the interview or after enough interviews have been conducted to determine an optimal class profile. Since classes are limited to five students, emphasis will be placed on assembling the first pod. Depending upon demand and compatibility of applicants, multiple pods may be created to run simultaneously.


    Enrollment is limited to five

    children, so reserve your spot early!



    Cost and Affordability

    We are offering this Summer Camp at a significantly reduced admission price of $45 per day to make it available to those experiencing financial hardship or uncertainty. At whatever level you decide to join this summer camp micro-schooling pilot, we will receive the benefit of learning from you and your child. You and your child will receive an exciting experience of the future of education. The Parents’ Heart Circle is included in the admissions price as it is an integral part of how the program works.

    Which price level would you like?

    1. Suggested Admission: $840 ($105/day)
    We appreciate your continued support

    2. Reduced Admission: $360 ($45/day 8 x days)
    For those experiencing financial hardship or uncertainty

    3. Supporting Admission: $1,080 ($135/day)
    Support our applicants with financial need and uncertainty


    Invite your friends to join!

    20% Discount Off Suggested & Supporting Admission

    For you and each parent and child you bring

    Referral Program: $100 paid for each parent and child enrollment




    Set up a meeting now to see if this is right for your child!

  • The Ms. Merritt Micro-schooling Manifesto

    So far, the story of humanity has been a story of separation--less for you means more for me--and that happiness can be found through greater growth, advancement and having more things in life. But now we need to move into a whole new world and way of being, one in which we develop confidence and character as the sovereign individuated ‘me’ and learn to operate with the larger Collective of humanity from a higher sense of ‘We.’ The social technologies and human potentialities being explored and refined since the 1960s have matured to the point that a sense ‘We-ness’ can be experienced, felt and most importantly, taught. A whole new world full of ‘We-Spaces’ awaits..

    As children, we do not see the barriers between Self and ‘other’ so distinctively. So why not learn from the place of non-separation at an early age before we are conditioned to believe otherwise? How do we do this?

    We do it by trusting ourselves, trusting others, and trusting life itself…
    ...rather than forming those barriers, only to dismantle them later.


    Trust is a teachable subject in our curriculum.

    As children, when we look ‘out’ into the world, we are dreaming alive the positive qualities within us and mirroring the qualities of others we see around us. This is why the Parent’s Heart Circle is so important. When we learn to express our aliveness, we can transcend the limitations that society and culture place upon us. Information stored in the body comes forth from that point of aliveness, and can be expressed through the wisdom of innate knowing, rather than from conditioned response.

    The world within becomes the world outside. It’s not out ‘to get us,’ -- we can learn that it’s actually working FOR us! And it’s so important for the human race that we learn this as early as possible.

    We’re fearless in this state. We’re not conditioned to be afraid of certain things, and in that sense, certain people, and certain others who are not ourselves.

    “But, I’m not always going to get along with everyone...am I ?”

    This is where the practices of Mutuality comes in. Tension and conflict naturally arise in life. In order to grow and have the truth revealed to us through those experiences, what matters most is how we step towards those experiences, rather than away from them. It’s one thing to conceptually say “we got it”; and it’s another thing to fully integrate and embody our experience.

    Can we step towards these tensions and conflicts with courage, bravery, and a sense of knowing and trust?

    Before we even learn to speak, we have a sense of fearlessness to do things that we didn't know we were supposed to be afraid of... It’s the only way we really grow.

    Through trust, we can imagine a world where the child’s learning is…


    • Self-organizing based on the child’s interests and desires (expanded choice, creative exploration time in meaningful projects, and sharing our knowledge with the greater whole)
    • Engaging daily interaction with people from across the world who we otherwise would not have the chance to meet and learn from
    • Nourishing Mutuality with caregivers in a safe space of self-learning, growth, and connection with other caregivers, each developing personal interests, purpose and legacy at the same time


    Trust in life is what matters most. When we establish trust in life itself, we are able to establish trust in ourselves and all others. We feel safe to be ourselves more and more fully and reveal our authentic expression to the world. That trust grows best when children are surrounded by parents, teachers, and peers who allow them to be who they are, who radically support their attempts; and who enthusiastically celebrate each small step along the way. We can teach children the power of trust.

  • Set up a meeting to talk about your child's needs

    to see if this is a good option for him or her.

  • Set up a meeting to talk about your child's needs
    to see if this is a good option for him or her.

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