I am a certified math teacher and an independent tutor. I majored in Math Education at University of Illinois and also have a Master's Degree in Secondary Education - Math. I have ten years teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels.
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, knowledge, good study habits and confidence. I am adept at accommodating personal learning styles into student sessions.
Math can be frustrating.
Preparing for the ACT/SAT can be a daunting task.
Tests create stress.
By taking an analytical approach, I diagnose underlying deficiencies and remediate them while progressing with the current 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.
I keep parents informed by following each session with a note detailing session activity, assignments, 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.
Peg is the best tutor we have ever used, and sadly we have used many. She is methodical and patient. She takes meticulous notes so that she can work on the underlying concepts that need to be reviewed in addition to the current topics. Highly recommend.
My daughter worked with Peg for many weeks and her confidence soared. Her understanding of how to approach test questions in the ACT has continued into the classroom.
The College Entrance Exam preparation was extensive. Reid Enterprises reviewed all areas of the ACT test with my student. His strengths and weaknesses were identified through these exercises and focus was placed on areas that would improve his score. We were very happy with the end result. His ACT score is where he wants it to be. He has already been accepted into the college that is his first choice and it's only September. One professional attribute that made a difference with our son was the approach Reid Enterprises took with him. The experience was positive and would build up our son's confidence in academic areas. Reid Enterprises has a special way of reinforcing what a student already knows and building on that knowledge. Our son looked forward to his ACT preparation sessions.
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.
We will generally start by reviewing a recent test, quiz or homework. I use this exercise to assess current skill status.
I encourage the student to take the lead and be responsible for his learning and subject matter understanding.
Then, we’re off and running. And we have some fun while we’re at it.
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