I love math! Tutoring sessions 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.
Math can be confusing.
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 text or 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.
Peg has completely turned my son's attitude and grades in Geometry around. I hired her after my son did miserably on his first unit test. He had several sessions with Peg prior to the retake and got a perfect score on the retake. He now has an A in the class and is no longer stressed about the homework and tests. Peg is patient, knowledgeable, and a perfect fit as a tutor for my son. I never expected that a tutor could make a difference as quickly and painlessly as Peg has!
The most incredible tutoring experience one could have ever experienced. Period. Too many incredible qualities....spend a fraction more and get mountains in return. There is not one single reason one should look any further!! Period! (I've been told I'm not easily impressed... and I would have to agree).
Peg was an amazing match for my teenage sons. She is professional, prompt and "no-nonsense" in the best kind of way. She enforced the importance of accountability with their schoolwork while helping them set short and long-term academic goals. Peg is by far the best tutor we have worked with and I Vwould give her 6 stars if I could (and so would the high school math teacher!)
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/her learning and subject matter understanding.
Then, we’re off and running. And we have some fun while we’re at it.
I have a BS and an MS in Math Education and have taught for 10 years.
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