Mr. Peacock's Academic Tutoring & Literacy Coaching

Mr. Peacock's Academic Tutoring & Literacy Coaching

4.6 (5)
6 hires on
1 employee
2 years in business

About this tutor

Mr. Peacock taught for three years in the Hazel Park School District at the Advantage Alternative School in the Detroit metro area, working with students grades K-10. I had a special education caseload to manage. I also managed a Title I caseload and co-authored the state-mandated School Improvement Plan. As a student teacher I worked in a 2nd grade general education classroom for half a year, during the second half I worked in a special education resource room for grades K-6. I am certified to teach grades K-6, but I have worked with students in the upper grades. If your child would benefit from tutoring, I would meet with you and your child to see if I can meet your needs

As a psychology student my practicum experience led me into different settings. I provided psychotherapy to adults in a local homeless shelter. I provided psychotherapy to adolescents at an alternative high school. I also co-led a parent support group at a psychiatric hospital.

I have presented at 10 professional conferences from Denver to Halifax on a variety of topics. I have been published three times (poetry, college textbook chapter, and research monograph entry). I have helped many people write their college entry essays. I've attended 8 colleges across the country from Alaska to Michigan (e.g., community college, Big 10 university, and private) and I was never rejected. I can help you write your college acceptance essays!

My Credentials

Bachelor's degree in Humanities from University of Michigan-Dearborn

Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan School of Professional Psychology

Master's degree in Elementary & Special Education from Eastern Michigan University

My mission is to help children fulfill their potential.

What is “academic tutoring and literacy coaching?”

I use a holistic, person-centered/individualized approach to help your child succeed. I employ interdisciplinary methods in my teaching. A list of skills with which I may be able work with your child includes:

Early and emerging literacy

English as a foreign language

Vocabulary development

Math computation

Story problems

Scientific method

Science topics

Social studies

International cultures

Behavior management

Social skills

Gifted & talented reinforcement

Homework help

Test-taking skills


Typing skills

Arts and creativity

Speech and articulation issues


Making friendships

College entrance essays

College essay assistance

I enjoy working one-on-one with students who are in need of help. I've seen some of the most at-risk students jump 2 or more grade levels in reading and math within a year. While I am certified to teach general education grades K-6, I have done Title I academic interventions with students up to grade 10. I have many interests and love to share them with students, and I enjoy learning about what fascinates them. I believe that children who can feel successful in a school environment develop a sense of mastery and self-esteem, resulting in feelings of confidence. I'm a fairly non-conorming teacher, which is a skill that I learned quickly working in an alternative school environment for children whose behaviors were so extreme they were placed out of "regular" school. I play off the strengths of each child to build new skills and interests. Ultimately, my goal is to help children love life and live it to their fullest potential.

For adult students seeking writing assistance, let it be known that I enjoy proofreading and helping people express their ideas. More often than not, the subject matter of the essays are based on topics with which I am not familiar. So, I enjoy getting to learn as I help you!

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Tehachapi, CA 93561
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5 Reviews


  • Kai Bradford

    My daughter looks forward to seeing him every visit. Mr. Peacock is able to keep her attention which is very important to me. I know he will continue to help my daughter progress with her reading skills.

  • Kai Bradford

  • Veronica Jones

    Mr. Peacock is an amazing tutor. He goes above and beyond. He is tutoring my grandsons in reading and math and also teaching them sign language.

  • Kye Myers

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

I will use a variety of assessments related to the identified problem area(s). I will measure progress and compile data to measure my effectiveness. I will alter my approach to fit the child's needs/interests. I personalize every aspect of each lesson and tailor my interventions to meet the needs of the child. I am happy to provide academic progress data to you if you are interested in showing this information to your child's teacher(s). I am able to provide extra homework to your child, if that is something you would like. Homework could include a reading log, a science lab and report, math practice, etc.

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

Bachelor's degree in Humanities from University of Michigan-Dearborn

Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan School of Professional Psychology

Master's degree in Elementary & Special Education from Eastern Michigan University

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The Standard Rate is $25 per one-hour session per pupil. I enjoy doing what I do, and I do not want the cost incurred by you to prevent you from getting the help you need. I am willing to work around your needs and budget. If shorter sessions (reduced cost) will work better for you, that is something I am amenable to do. I strongly believe that anyone who seeks development should not be barred from doing so due to economic constraints.

Bulk Pay-in-Advance Standard Rates are as follows:

5 sessions = 20% savings!

10 sessions = 25% savings!

Ask me how I can accommodate pricing and timing of sessions to fit within your family's budget. I also can offer discounted pricing for multiple children being tutored in one home. Just ask! 

How did you get started teaching?

I visited a special education preschool for Reading Month and read to a class. I had such an amazing experience that I decided to go to graduate school and continue my education so that I could be a source of empowerment for students who are, unfortunately, typically marginalized or misunderstood. My graduate education involved working with general education students and students with emotional impairments. I decided to go back to school and get a second master's degree in clinical psychology after the program where I was working dismantled. I enjoyed working with people of all ages on a variety of issues from PTSD to substance abuse to coping with having a child with behavioral disorders, and more. I believe clinical psychology was a bridge for my education training. Good psychology resembles good teaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

In my student teaching I worked a half-year with a general education 2nd grade classroom in an exurban area. The second half of my year of student teaching I worked in a special education resource room for students in grades K-6 at a first-ring suburb. During my first year teaching I taught grades 2-6 in a single room. My second and third years of teaching involved me taking on a special education caseload, a Title I caseload, and co-authoring the School Improvement Plan. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I'm always happy when it snows. There's just something about snow that makes everything appear timeless. I have yet to build a snowperson or a snow fort. I'm hoping for a good amount of snow to happen so that I can do those things!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Develop a relationship with the teacher. Be honest; say what you mean, and mean what you say. Let the teacher get to know you so s/he can build on your interests and strenghts. If you're having trouble and are becoming frustrated, it never hurts to ask for a break; the worst answer you can get is a simple "no" or "not right now." Learn to accept that your teacher has your best interests in mind, and they aren't asking you to do things to make your life miserable. We want to see the best in you!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students shouldn't have to think too much about their educational needs. But, if they have a desire to learn certain things, please let me know. I love to individualize my instruction toward each child's interests. 

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