Over 50 tutoring hours

Margaret L.

Friendswood, TX

$45/hr

Patient & Encouraging Tutor

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Background check passed as of 10/28/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
26 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Great, energetic, patient tutor who connected with my 9th grader on Algebra!
— Trevor, League City, TX on 9/18/14

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About Margaret

Hi, my name is Maggie and I am a very experienced tutor with over 16 years experience that wants nothing more than to see each of my student's knowledge and confidence grow!

My approach includes patience, presenting concepts in multiple ways, and teaching utilizing concrete methods before abstract. I use as many 'hands on' manipulatives to introduce concepts because it's fun (and who doesn't like fun?) and it makes it easier to 'see' what's really going on. I am firm believer in 'it's not WHAT you present, it's HOW you present it', and the more creative & interesting, the better!

For the past 2 years, I lead the STAAR Math Tutorial Series at a local Junior High. And I have created math tools specifically for students to enable them to master concepts based on their dominant learning style.

I consider myself VERY fortunate to have the AMAZING students and parents I do! I am thankful everyday that I am able to do what I LOVE.

Thank you for looking at my profile. I would love to help your child succeed, too!
Hi, my name is Maggie and I am a very experienced tutor with over 16 years experience that wants nothing more than to see each of my student's knowledge and confidence grow!

My approach includes patience, presenting concepts in multiple ways, and teaching utilizing concrete methods before abstract. I use as many 'hands on'
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Friendswood, TX 77546
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great, energetic, patient tutor who connected with my 9th grader on Algebra!"

- Trevor, League City, TX on 9/18/14

"Fantastic"

- Gregory, Friendswood, TX on 6/30/15

"Genuinely Fun and Professional "

- Ashley, Friendswood, TX on 2/25/15

"Great Tutor!!"

- Stacy, Friendswood, TX on 10/20/14

"Great Tutor "

- Frances, Houston, TX on 4/21/14

"Hit the ground running."

- Tracey, Seabrook, TX on 12/19/13

"Great tutor who knows how to connect with kids."

- Elena, Friendswood, TX on 11/11/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, Reading
Science:
Biology, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
GED, STAAR

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am experienced in elementary, K-6 subjects including math, reading, reading comprehension, and language at all levels. I also have experience tutoring students in math and reading specifically for the Texas State test (TAKS or STARR for math, reading and science), resulting in the highest level of recognition.

Phonics

I have taught several children to read (prior to entering kindergarden), tutored 1st graders once a week in reading 2011-2012, tutored 3rd graders in reading (ESL) 2010-2011, tutored 3rd graders in reading 2011-2012 and tutored students in reading comprehension 2011-2013 for Texas State tests (TAKS or STARR) with several years resulting in highest level of recognition.

STAAR

I just completed a Math Tutorial Series for 6th grade specifically for STAAR students that needed extra help at a local Jr. High. I have been tutoring for the STAAR (and previous Texas State Test, TAKS) for years.

Study Skills

I utilize effective study skills with ALL my students and my own children to maximize their learning and help them reach their full potential. (and when they follow my recommendations, they always do well, because they truly work). Tutors should both teach and model great study skills during lessons ~ for example, my students know now to 'make a card' for areas that they need to review: (I provide brightly colored cards and these are only for areas that are not clear; they learned this from me...'hey, let's make a card for that'). Many of my students have a series of 'cards' and then they can be reviewed for mid-terms/finals, etc. This is just one example but it is a very effective study skill!

University of Maryland

Education

University of Maryland

Great, energetic, patient tutor who connected with my 9th grader on Algebra! — Ms. Maggie, after 1 lesson on Algebra I, has already gotten my son on the right track. He was resistant on the idea of tutoring until we met her and had a lesson. Now he is asking for her help! She is full of energy and prepared for lessons. She has a way of getting and keeping his attention and trying to relate the lessons to things in life. By connecting with him on his level, and immediately ea ...

— Trevor, League City, TX on 9/18/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 15 miles of Friendswood, TX 77546.

Background Check Status for Margaret L.

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