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Dr. Peggy H.

English Today: Grammar, Writing, Literature, ESL, SAT Prep help

English Today: Grammar, Writing, Literature, ESL, SAT Prep help

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About Dr. Peggy


Bio

I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Composition and Literature at the university level for 25 years. A few years ago, I started tutoring private high school students from non-native families to bring their writing up to standards for the IB degree. That work branched into helping students review/learn the grammar, writing, reading, and general testing skills needed to be successful on the ACT/SAT tests for college. I also work with non-native speakers (adults as well as children)...

I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Composition and Literature at the university level for 25 years. A few years ago, I started tutoring private high school students from non-native families to bring their writing up to standards for the IB degree. That work branched into helping students review/learn the grammar, writing, reading, and general testing skills needed to be successful on the ACT/SAT tests for college. I also work with non-native speakers (adults as well as children) who are needing to improve their English language skills. Using workbooks available at the local bookstore, we work together to improve the writing, reading, speaking, testing skills that need help!


Education

Miami University Ohio
Communication and Theatre
University of South Florida - College of Education
Masters
University of South Florida - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Special pricing available for sessions lasting 1.5 or 2 hours at a time
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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

The first key qualification for this area is my bachelor's degree in Theatre. However, the better qualification is found in the 30 plus years I have been working in the theater community, analyzing plays as an actor, designer, and director, in preparation for putting them on the stage in performance. The knowledge in this area is augmented by my PhD studies, which had "Drama" as one of the 3 areas of expertise for the exams required to earn the degree.

Business

Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Using Microsoft Word effectively has been essential to my work over the past 30 years writing essays, letters, and other documents for various organizations and employers.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In addition to having 18 contact hours of graduate level courses in Communication, I taught the subject at the University of Tampa for 8 years. Courses taught included general Oral Communication (basic public speaking) and Business Communication (public speaking geared toward business situations).
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have been using QuickBooks for a non-profit business for the past 15 years. In the process, I have successfully figured out to use the program best to create the kinds of reports needed for the business while logically keeping track of income and expenses for audit purposes.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Using Microsoft Word effectively has been essential to my work over the past 30 years writing essays, letters, and other documents for various organizations and employers.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have been using QuickBooks for a non-profit business for the past 15 years. In the process, I have successfully figured out to use the program best to create the kinds of reports needed for the business while logically keeping track of income and expenses for audit purposes.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Using Microsoft Word effectively has been essential to my work over the past 30 years writing essays, letters, and other documents for various organizations and employers.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been editing others' work for over 30 years, both within the university classroom and without, helping them improve their language and ensure the point being made is clearly conveyed. In 2012, Palgrave/Macmillan published a book I co-edited on the Harry Potter series.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In addition to having 18 contact hours of graduate level courses in Communication, I taught the subject at the University of Tampa for 8 years. Courses taught included general Oral Communication (basic public speaking) and Business Communication (public speaking geared toward business situations).
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

With my PhD in English and my experience teaching English at the University level, I have been successful helping students improve their reading skills. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have had articles and chapters published in various journals and books that I would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a PhD in English, which enables me to help students with all but the math aspects of the ACT exam, though the test-taking tips I provide during our sessions apply to any section of the standardized tests. I have been helping students prepare for ACT exams for over 4 years now and have helped every one to improve her or his scores on the exams.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

With a PhD in English and over 25 years experience teaching English at the University level, I have had success helping students improve their ACT scores. For the past 5 years, I have been tutoring high school students in test prep for ACT and other exams.
English,

English

I have a PhD in English and over 25 years experience teaching English at the University level. In addition, I have 5 years experience tutoring high school students in English and test prep for ACT, SAT, FCAT.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been editing others' work for over 30 years, both within the university classroom and without, helping them improve their language and ensure the point being made is clearly conveyed. In 2012, Palgrave/Macmillan published a book I co-edited on the Harry Potter series.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In addition to having 18 contact hours of graduate level courses in Communication, I taught the subject at the University of Tampa for 8 years. Courses taught included general Oral Communication (basic public speaking) and Business Communication (public speaking geared toward business situations).
Reading,

Reading

With my PhD in English and my experience teaching English at the University level, I have been successful helping students improve their reading skills. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have had articles and chapters published in various journals and books that I would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My PhD in Literature has been quite helpful as I work with students to improve their active reading skills in order to improve their scores on the Reading portions of the SAT exams.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

With a PhD in English and over 20 years experience teaching students college-level composition, I am well-positioned to help students improve their writing skills in preparation for the SATs. My own publication list includes over 50 essays, articles, and reviews published in various places.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

The TOEFL exam requires an understanding of basic English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. My 25+ years of experience teaching English and public speaking have served me well in helping students prepare for this exam.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Advanced Composition, Business and Professional Writing, and Technical Writing for over 20 years. In addition, I have a long list of publications on a variety of topics in a variety of journals and edited books that I would be happy to provide, if requested. I am intimately familiar with both the APA and MLA styles of writing, and I have access to the Chicago Style Manual as well, should that one be needed.
Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a PhD in English and over 25 years experience teaching English at the University level. In addition, I have 5 years experience tutoring high school students in English and test prep for ACT, SAT, FCAT.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.
Reading,

Reading

With my PhD in English and my experience teaching English at the University level, I have been successful helping students improve their reading skills. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have had articles and chapters published in various journals and books that I would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My PhD in Literature has been quite helpful as I work with students to improve their active reading skills in order to improve their scores on the Reading portions of the SAT exams.
Writing

Writing

I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Advanced Composition, Business and Professional Writing, and Technical Writing for over 20 years. In addition, I have a long list of publications on a variety of topics in a variety of journals and edited books that I would be happy to provide, if requested. I am intimately familiar with both the APA and MLA styles of writing, and I have access to the Chicago Style Manual as well, should that one be needed.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.
TOEFL

TOEFL

The TOEFL exam requires an understanding of basic English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. My 25+ years of experience teaching English and public speaking have served me well in helping students prepare for this exam.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a PhD in English and over 25 years experience teaching English at the University level. In addition, I have 5 years experience tutoring high school students in English and test prep for ACT, SAT, FCAT.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.
Reading,

Reading

With my PhD in English and my experience teaching English at the University level, I have been successful helping students improve their reading skills. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have had articles and chapters published in various journals and books that I would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
Writing

Writing

I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Advanced Composition, Business and Professional Writing, and Technical Writing for over 20 years. In addition, I have a long list of publications on a variety of topics in a variety of journals and edited books that I would be happy to provide, if requested. I am intimately familiar with both the APA and MLA styles of writing, and I have access to the Chicago Style Manual as well, should that one be needed.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

For several years, I served the University of Tampa in their Counseling Office, initially placing incoming students into their first semester of courses to ensure they were headed for success in college and in their major. The job expanded with me checking graduating seniors to ensure they had met the requirements of their major for their degree, and helping them, as needed, with their plans for graduate school, which, for many of them, included getting into medical school.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Since 2004, I have been working for a major relocation assistance company, providing ESL training, as needed. Students included people relocating from China, the Philippines, Mexico, France, Italy, and Spain to work at various companies here in America. Training can be provided in reading, writing, speaking, and test preparation, as needed to meet the individual's situation.
Reading,

Reading

With my PhD in English and my experience teaching English at the University level, I have been successful helping students improve their reading skills. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have had articles and chapters published in various journals and books that I would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
Writing

Writing

I have a PhD in English and have been teaching Advanced Composition, Business and Professional Writing, and Technical Writing for over 20 years. In addition, I have a long list of publications on a variety of topics in a variety of journals and edited books that I would be happy to provide, if requested. I am intimately familiar with both the APA and MLA styles of writing, and I have access to the Chicago Style Manual as well, should that one be needed.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a PhD in English, which enables me to help students with all but the math aspects of the ACT exam, though the test-taking tips I provide during our sessions apply to any section of the standardized tests. I have been helping students prepare for ACT exams for over 4 years now and have helped every one to improve her or his scores on the exams.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

With a PhD in English and over 25 years experience teaching English at the University level, I have had success helping students improve their ACT scores. For the past 5 years, I have been tutoring high school students in test prep for ACT and other exams.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

For several years, I served the University of Tampa in their Counseling Office, initially placing incoming students into their first semester of courses to ensure they were headed for success in college and in their major. The job expanded with me checking graduating seniors to ensure they had met the requirements of their major for their degree, and helping them, as needed, with their plans for graduate school, which, for many of them, included getting into medical school.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My PhD in Literature has been quite helpful as I work with students to improve their active reading skills in order to improve their scores on the Reading portions of the SAT exams.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

With a PhD in English and over 20 years experience teaching students college-level composition, I am well-positioned to help students improve their writing skills in preparation for the SATs. My own publication list includes over 50 essays, articles, and reviews published in various places.
TOEFL

TOEFL

The TOEFL exam requires an understanding of basic English reading, writing, listening, and speaking. My 25+ years of experience teaching English and public speaking have served me well in helping students prepare for this exam.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (188 ratings)
5 star
(177)
4 star
(6)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(3)

Reviews

Knowledgeable

Fantastic and patient tutor. She helped with college essay writing for my senior and able to complete it and work around a tight schedule got it all done within a few sessions.

Christina, 2 lessons with Dr. Peggy

Dr. Peggy was amazing.

Dr. Peggy was very patient. She helped me immensely with my excel assignment. She worked at my pace and paid close attention to accuracy. I would highly recommend her!

Leigh, 1 lesson with Dr. Peggy

Dr. Peggy explained rules for context and grammar conventions

Dr. Peggy was exceptionally thorough in her explanations and helped my son to understand why he was answering some of the questions incorrectly. She spent a lot of time going through the passages to aid in his understanding.

Susan, 6 lessons with Dr. Peggy

Very nice and knowledgeable.

Dr. Peggy H. was tutoring my daughter for her upcoming SAT. She was very punctual and friendly. My daughter felt very comfortable and will take into account some of the testing tips Dr. Peggy gave her. I will most likely call her again in the future.

Diana, 1 lesson with Dr. Peggy

Good

Thanks for the guidance and patience. She was kind and nice to explain each error I made in writing. It helped me to understand how to do in the future.

Linqi, 1 lesson with Dr. Peggy

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Dr. Peggy arrived on time and is very patient. She is knowledgeable and I am pleased with our first lesson and her teaching style. I like her choice for the material we will be using.

Iclea, 2 lessons with Dr. Peggy

Great with Quickbooks help

Dr. Peggy did a great job assisting my wife and I with our Quickbooks issues. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She helped us straighten out our accounting issues. Would definitely hire her again.

Aldo, 1 lesson with Dr. Peggy

Experienced and meticulous

Dr. Peggy has loads of experience. This translates into being able to pick out deficiencies, and proper tips to improve scores in grammar and writing. She's a great tutor!

Salil, 1 lesson with Dr. Peggy

Very informative

Dr. Peggy was very patient with my questions. She was able to help me understand my strengths and weaknesses with writing. Through my session with her I learned what I need to do to in order to strengthen my writing. I would highly recommend her for tutoring.

Rossana, 1 lesson with Dr. Peggy

Best writing tutor

Very professional, excellent tutoring and instruction on how to improve writing. She helped me a lot on getting a great paper structure and writing style.

Abeer, 2 lessons with Dr. Peggy
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