Aspire Tutoring, Peg Reid
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 - four pillars:
1) Become "test smart",
2) Dust away the "cobwebs",
3) Get plenty of experience and practice, and
4) Build confidence.
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.
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
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 and comfortable.
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, accommodations, study habits, personal organization and test-taking skills.Parents are invited to join for these first ten minutes.
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 and math courses for 5 years.
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What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
I ask a lot of open-ended questions to probe for issues, attitude, strengths and weaknesses in subject matter, accommodations, study habits, personal organization and test-taking skills.