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Margaret M.

Richmond, VA

$50/hr

Margaret M: English/ESL, Public Speaking, Study Skills, Acting Skills

Background check passed as of 11/19/14
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Margaret M: English/ESL, Public Speaking, Study Skills, Acting Skills

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Greetings! My name is Margaret; my nickname is Peggy. I am a certified ESL teacher - English as a Second Language (TESOL, TESL, TEFL), through Oxford Seminars. As of January 2014, I am also certified to tutor online through WyzAnt Tutoring, which is a convenient option for distance students or for local students.

My teaching experience includes: English and ESL, voice presentation/public speaking, performing and visual arts, study/organizational skills, and event management.

My Bachelor of Arts degree is in Business Management, with a focus on Arts Management, from Vermont College, Union Institute & University. My professional experience includes a diversity of areas: teaching, writing, performing and visual arts, marketing, public relations, and business administration.

It is always enjoyable to meet and teach a diversity of students in different styles of classrooms, which have included: public and private schools, theaters, arts and recreational organizations, and as Adjunct Faculty for Continuing Adult Education programs at Virginia community colleges.

I have experienced living and working internationally. I have also worked in the U.S. as District Coordinator for a student exchange program, placing international students with Host Families and overseeing the well-being and cultural adjustments of over 100 students.

Engaging in the creative process of learning can be very interesting and rewarding for both teacher and student. I adapt my teaching methods to the individual student's needs and learning abilities, and often integrate the use of the arts as tools in learning. This technique also aids students with their other studies, developing their minds and hearts, and making the educational experience more enjoyable.

If requested, I can assist students with presentation skills. Whether they are young children, teens or adult professionals, this guidance will provide them with strong communication tools and confidence.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lilian, Richmond, VA on 2/11/13

"100% Satisfaction"

- Yangmin, Richmond, VA on 1/16/14
Margaret replied on 5/1/2014

Yangmin's son is now spelling and reading; his vocabulary in conversation and his comprehension is impressive. He is a joy to know and tutor!

"Good first session with Margaret."

- Juliana, Chester, VA on 11/10/13

"Very energetic"

- JIEUN, Glen Allen, VA on 11/1/13

"Great tutor!"

- Peggy, Chesterfield, VA on 4/29/13
Margaret replied on 5/1/2014

Brandon is now in first grade. His reading has improved tremendously - above his grade level. I am so proud of him!

"She is a great tutor"

- Basil, Richmond, VA on 4/18/13

"Margaret M. is not just my tutor, but also a friend!"

- Mabel, Richmond, VA on 4/16/13

"Great Tutor Search"

- Yuko, San Antonio, TX on 1/28/13

"She is the best."

- Abdullah, Charlottesville, VA on 1/26/13
Margaret replied on 5/1/2014

Abdullah is now attending an American university and doing well!

Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I studied art at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, where I won First Prize for a painting in my age group. I studied art in highschool; I sold a painting. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University, I studied art history.

My teaching art experience includes: substitute-teacher in Stafford County Public Schools, VA, different grades and levels, and group sessions at Art First Studio, Fredericksburg, VA.

English

Provide a thorough foundation for the subject of English: grammar, vocabulary and comprehension, listening, speaking, reading, writing skills. All levels.

ESL/ESOL

TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification - ESL/English as a Second Language
Speaking, Writing, Reading
Oxford Seminars, Charlottesville, VA, 2011 (classroom studies)

Grammar

A thorough study of grammar: to include the names and purpose of the various parts of speech, and how they interact, and are used in creating good communication.
I am a certified ESL (English as a Second Language for International students), which covers all aspects relating to learning English.

Proofreading

In order to be successful in proofreading, one must first have good grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. First, the tutor reviews the basics of these areas with the student. Next, the tutor provides guidelines for training the eye to recognize mistakes, and teaches the student skills for better proofreading.

Public Speaking


Teacher of Voice Presentation: Adjunct Faculty, Piedmont of Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA.
2010; consultant, 2010-present.

Extensive experience in making presentations before a diversity of audiences:
as a speaker before classrooms, school boards, civic groups, churches,
as an announcer on regular radio show, stage performances, and events.

Education in this field: studied voice and diction, and theatre arts, during undergraduate studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Reading

I provide exercises in recognizing grammar, and the 'root' of words - how they are built upon that foundation (i.e. adding prefixes, subfixes), noting syllables, pronunciation, etc. Tutor shows student valuable tools in creating sounds and rhythms, pacing, and comprehension of material.

Study Skills

I provide a strong foundation of study skills and tools that can be used by children, adults and professionals to achieve success in their goals. Practical, sensible tools for organizing materials or thoughts for a creative process. Tutor has many years of professional experience in management consulting.

Theatre

Teacher:
Acting teacher - Camps in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties, VA, and Germanna Community College, summer youth program, Fredericksburg, VA.

Adjunct Faculty - Event Planning workshops, Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg and Culpeper, VA, and Piedmont of Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA.

Production Work:
Producer/Stage Director/Tech Director of large productions in notable Washington, DC venues, and for arts organizations in Virginia.

Used theatre studies skills:
Appeared in television and film in Washington, DC area, and in England.

Education: studied theatre arts/acting during undergraduate studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.


Vocabulary

I work with the student in developing vocabulary, that is appropriate and necessary for the student. Included in the studies are: vocabulary definitions and comprehension, spelling, speaking writing within sentences of the growing vocabulary.

Writing

I provide the basics of good, strong writing and assists the student in developing creatively, and finding their individual "voice" in communicating.

Tutor is a published writer, and previous member of national and state professional writer's organizations.

Margaret’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Margaret. View all of Margaret’s resources

We learn through life that there is a 'learning curve'. We are introduced to something new, whether it is learning a procedure on a new job, how a piece of technology works, learning to like a new food, or a new personality, or a difference in cultures. The entire experience can be viewed with an open mind as a creative process. This life journey is one long education. We can either crack the... read more

It is not unusual for a speaker to be nervous in anticipation of, or during, a presentation of any kind. It is important to first recognize this fact, and feel comforted in knowing many people experience this feeling. How we cope with this challenge is the next step. Whether you are a student with an upcoming class presentation, a sales executive, lawyer, an actor preparing for an audition,... read more

Vermont College of Union Institute & University
Business Management

Education

Vermont College of Union Institute & University (Business Management)

Great Tutor — Great choice! I met Peggy few weeks ago, after I moved to Richmond. My English level was extremely beginner and now I already feel much better, less shy and encouraged to practice more. She works softly which makes the learning easier. We've been talking about everything and we laugh a lot, besides that, she's a great person. Amazing tutor! Peggy is a great teacher. With the classes, she makes ...

— Lilian, Richmond, VA on 2/11/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Tutor requests two weeks advance warning if you are planning a long break in your lesson schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 15 miles of Richmond, VA 23228.


About Margaret

Greetings! My name is Margaret; my nickname is Peggy. I am a certified ESL teacher - English as a Second Language (TESOL, TESL, TEFL), through Oxford Seminars. As of January 2014, I am also certified to tutor online through WyzAnt Tutoring, which is a convenient option for distance students or for local students.

My teaching experience includes: English and ESL, voice presentation/public speaking, performing and visual arts, study/organizational skills, and event management.

My Bachelor of Arts degree is in Business Management, with a focus on Arts Management, from Vermont College, Union Institute & University. My professional experience includes a diversity of areas: teaching, writing, performing and visual arts, marketing, public relations, and business administration.

It is always enjoyable to meet and teach a diversity of students in different styles of classrooms, which have included: public and private schools, theaters, arts and recreational organizations, and as Adjunct Faculty for Continuing Adult Education programs at Virginia community colleges.

I have experienced living and working internationally. I have also worked in the U.S. as District Coordinator for a student exchange program, placing international students with Host Families and overseeing the well-being and cultural adjustments of over 100 students.

Engaging in the creative process of learning can be very interesting and rewarding for both teacher and student. I adapt my teaching methods to the individual student's needs and learning abilities, and often integrate the use of the arts as tools in learning. This technique also aids students with their other studies, developing their minds and hearts, and making the educational experience more enjoyable.

If requested, I can assist students with presentation skills. Whether they are young children, teens or adult professionals, this guidance will provide them with strong communication tools and confidence.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lilian, Richmond, VA on 2/11/13

"100% Satisfaction"

- Yangmin, Richmond, VA on 1/16/14
Margaret replied on 5/1/2014

Yangmin's son is now spelling and reading; his vocabulary in conversation and his comprehension is impressive. He is a joy to know and tutor!

"Good first session with Margaret."

- Juliana, Chester, VA on 11/10/13

"Very energetic"

- JIEUN, Glen Allen, VA on 11/1/13

"Great tutor!"

- Peggy, Chesterfield, VA on 4/29/13
Margaret replied on 5/1/2014

Brandon is now in first grade. His reading has improved tremendously - above his grade level. I am so proud of him!

"She is a great tutor"

- Basil, Richmond, VA on 4/18/13

"Margaret M. is not just my tutor, but also a friend!"

- Mabel, Richmond, VA on 4/16/13

"Great Tutor Search"

- Yuko, San Antonio, TX on 1/28/13

"She is the best."

- Abdullah, Charlottesville, VA on 1/26/13
Margaret replied on 5/1/2014

Abdullah is now attending an American university and doing well!


Education

Vermont College of Union Institute & University
Business Management

Education

Vermont College of Union Institute & University (Business Management)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Tutor requests two weeks advance warning if you are planning a long break in your lesson schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Richmond, VA 23228

Margaret’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Margaret’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Margaret. View all of Margaret’s resources

We learn through life that there is a 'learning curve'. We are introduced to something new, whether it is learning a procedure on a new job, how a piece of technology works, learning to like a new food, or a new personality, or a difference in cultures. The entire experience can be viewed with an open mind as a creative process. This life journey is one long education. We can either crack the... read more

It is not unusual for a speaker to be nervous in anticipation of, or during, a presentation of any kind. It is important to first recognize this fact, and feel comforted in knowing many people experience this feeling. How we cope with this challenge is the next step. Whether you are a student with an upcoming class presentation, a sales executive, lawyer, an actor preparing for an audition,... read more


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