Peg Reid

Peg Reid

5.0 (22)
60 hires on
1 employee
4 years in business

About this tutor

Tutoring sessions are highly interactive as I engage the student in thoughtful reasoning and analysis.  I stretch the student's thinking.  And make it enjoyable.   I use techniques and methods honed over ten years teaching math to middle school and high school students.  

Two aspects of learning are critical: understanding of underlying concepts and good study and test prep skills.  

As a tutor, I combine these together to help my students increase understanding and knowledge, improve study habits and build confidence. I am adept at accommodating personal learning styles. 

I specialize in high school Math subjects and ACT/SAT test prep.

Math can be confusing.  Grammar and punctuation was long ago.

Preparing for a test can be stressful.

Homework can be frustrating.

I take an analytical approach to diagnose underlying deficiencies and remediate them while progressing with new material and building confidence.  I am very insightful when it comes to understanding the student’s thought process; I then adapt the lesson to student needs.

My Test Prep Methodology - three pillars:  

1)  Become "test smart",

2)  Dust away the "cobwebs", and

3)  Get plenty of experience and practice.

I keep parents informed by communicating frequently by email regarding session activity, homework activity, observations and recommendations. 

If you agree that my approach is sound and will help your student be their very best, please reach out.

I have the "teacher gene" and love working with young people. I pride myself on doing a nice job of keeping things light and encouraging while making progress toward goals.

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Westmont, IL 60559
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22 Reviews


  • Laura Tortorello

    Peg was very responsive to my initial inquiry. She is very accommodating with scheduling and provides a detailed post-session report each week.

  • Carmen Gnatenco

    We’ve known Ms Reid for a year now, we started when our daughter struggled as a freshman in high school, after a confusing period with hybrid classes during Covid. She started with a positive attitude, a calm demeanor and strong skills, assessed the situation and built the best strategy to work with my daughter . I’ve noticed that my kid’s confidence was boosted right away and her grades started going up steadily . We are very grateful to Mrs Peg for her dedication, talent, patience and knowledge. She’s the best teacher and we highly recommend her !

  • A Notto

    Peg helped our daughter with preparation for her ACT not only in identifying the best test to take - SAT vs ACT and improving her score, but in helping reduce test anxiety plus identifying learning opportunities and solutions that presented themselves during the tutoring. Peg was assertive in her instruction and tutoring while caring about our daughter's life success in addition to her test scores. We highly recommend Peg if you son or daughter needs a professional tutor.

  • Rebecca Mayorga

    Peg is great! Since starting tutoring with Peg my sons geometry grade has gone from failing to passing with a B. She is very knowledgeable in multiple math concepts. She communicates well with the student and parent, takes any suggestions into consideration and does her best to accommodate her students.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to start out with personal introductions to establish a rapport and get the student talking.

I outline the ground rules: materials, cancellation policy, assignments, communication to parents, format of sessions, etc. and take questions.

I ask a lot of open-ended questions to probe for issues, attitude, strengths and weaknesses in subject matter, study habits, personal organization and test-taking skills.

For math tutoring, we will start by reviewing a recent test, quiz or homework.  Test prep students take a practice test before the first meeting.  I use this exercise to assess current skill status and needs.

I encourage the student to take the lead and be responsible for his/her learning and subject matter understanding.  

Then, we’re off and running.  And we have some fun while we’re at it.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BS and an MS in Math Education and have taught for 10 years.   I've been tutoring test prep for 5 years.

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