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Margaret M.

Margaret M: English/ESL, Writing, Public Speaking

Margaret M: English/ESL, Writing, Public Speaking

$50/hour

  • 812 hours tutoring

  • Richmond, VA 23228

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About Margaret


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Vermont College of Union Institute & University
Business Management

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Online tutoring is a reduced rate of $40 per hour. Tutor requests two weeks advance warning if you are planning a long break in your lesson schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Richmond, VA 23228
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/20/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

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.

Business

Public Speaking

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.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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,

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

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.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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.
Reading,

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,

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.
Vocabulary

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.

English

English,

English

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

ESL/ESOL

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

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,

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,

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,

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.
Vocabulary,

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

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.

Homeschool

English,

English

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

ESL/ESOL

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

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

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

Most Popular

English,

English

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

ESL/ESOL

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

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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.

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Happy with the first class

Margaret was able to connect with my daughter in the first class and helped her with presenting her first speech. She definitely added value and happy with the first class. She is very accommodating with her schedule too. Thanks Peggy.

Thej, 1 lesson with Margaret

Great tutor

Peggy's great. Her background in acting and singing provides great insights into our work on voice and projection. She's also an excellent listener..

Rob, 6 lessons with Margaret

Great tutor!

Peggy is great with my 7 year old son. He loves his time with Peggy and responds to her easily. She has been an asset to his progress in his learning confidence. Peggy constantly finds new ways to challenge my son. I can see the progress he has made since Peggy has started working with him. I anticipate him to be reading above his level in no time.

Peggy, 60 lessons with Margaret

100% Satisfaction

Ms. M is really a good tutor. She has been tutoring my 4 year-old son for 3 months. My son knew little English at first and can only say a few words. We have noticed really big progress with Ms. M's help. He can now speak in full sentence and recognize both upper and lower case. She is very patient and always well-prepared. My son likes her a lot!

Yangmin, 40 lessons with Margaret
Tutor responded:

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.

My husband and I were looking for a tutor who would be experienced, organized, patient, with a good sense of humor and happy. We think we found it in "Peggy." That was our first impression of her. Hope she can help us improving our communication in English.

Juliana, 48 lessons with Margaret

Very energetic

Margaret M. is a really nice teacher for my two kids who speak a foreign language. I thought my kids just needed the writing, so I asked her to correct the mistakes of book reviews. Even though she has many material to teach my kids, she focused on correcting proof. Then, she found that my kids need to learn some grammars so she had taught both book review and word forms. Her voice is very good to hear, so my kids can learn a correct pronunciation. She is usually on time at the class and replies quickly whenever I sent an e-mail to her. At first, My kids learned together at the same time, but now they learn at the different time. My kids love her and they look forward to learning English more.

JIEUN, 17 lessons with Margaret

She is a great tutor

I highly recommend her! The best tutor I've met so far. She goes through everything you need and have to know.

Basil, 14 lessons with Margaret

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

Having Peggy as my tutor has been an useful and encouraging experience. Peggy taught me that the key to learn the English Language is musicality and rhythm. Therefore, Peggy helps me create the right sounds for the letters and words, showing me the right movements that my mouth and my tongue have to make and become accustom to. Secondly, to talk with Peggy is a delightful way of loving the American culture. This is great and necessary for me in the process of learning the English Language, because I think you cannot learn if you are not passionate for a subject. It is also extremely important for me to have the feeling that I am welcome. To communicate with Peggy is such a warm welcome to my desires of speaking the English Language, and also the evidence that is really a wonderful thing to do. I feel that Peggy really wants me to speak a perfect English. It certainly makes a difference that an American person values how difficult it is to come to a new country and to try to learn its language.

Mabel, 10 lessons with Margaret

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 me feel confident to rise to improve in my level. I really feel comfortable nowadays to communicate with people. The classes are very pleasant and I've figured out the answers to all my questions quickly. I recommend her to everyone.

Lilian, 107 lessons with Margaret

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Margaret M.

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