Peg Reid

Peg Reid

5.0 (16)
37 hires on Tutors.com
1 employee
3 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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Credentials

Westmont, IL 60559
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16 Reviews

5.0

  • Mary Sheridan

    Peg is a WONDERFUL tutor!!! She made a world of difference in my teen’s journey to achieving her diploma. Her energy, patience, and empathy was remarkable. Her encouragement was so well-received. We recommend Peg highly!!!!!!

  • Gerard McGovern

    I would like to commend Peg for being an excellent tutor. I found Peg to be very honest as she advised me of the topics that I really need to study and the topics that there was no need to. As an older learner Peg explained math subjects to me using real life examples that I could visualize which made learning easier for me. After Pegs math lessons I passed my math placement test for one of the community colleges. I work full time and Peg was very adaptable to my schedule. I would highly recommend Peg as she has a great understanding of students challenges when it comes to Math.

  • Megan

    The best!

  • Mary Sheridan

    Peg is very helpful and patient with my teenager. I appreciate her thorough and positive approach very much.


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FAQs


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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