Retired engineer - math/science, lang arts, elem through early college

Peggy H.
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Retired engineer - math/science, lang arts, elem through early college

Peggy H.
I have degrees in Materials Science/Engineering and Psycholinguistics so I have a strong background in many different science and language arts subjects. I worked professionally as a scientist/engineer for more than 20 years. After I retired, we homeschooled a number of subjects and I taught as a substitute sometimes at Oasis School, a private K-8 school. Other functions I filled at the school included working on their school board, assisting with PR/marketing, creating and running a large...

undergrad

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Microsoft Word

General Computer,
#### General Computer

I use Word and Excel quite a lot (I used to teach my secretaries how to do things on Word, when I was still working). I've used Google docs as well, and use quite a few apps and streaming services on my PC, iPhone and iPad. I've been Zooming 5 days a week for tutoring sessions with students from 2nd through 12th grade during the pandemic, and that has been quite successful.

Microsoft Outlook,
#### Microsoft Outlook

I have no formal training in using Outlook but I have been using it for well over 10 years, teaching myself how to use the new versions as they come out and exploring new features to figure out what they did and how they worked. I have taught my secretaries and my professional colleagues how to do many things in Outlook when they came to me asking how to do something, and continue to perform that function for a variety of people today.

Microsoft Windows,
#### Microsoft Windows

I am the go-to person in my family for questions on how to do something in Windows. I have used it for over 10 years, upgrading with new versions as they came out, and I am very familiar with the operating system and the various things one can do with it.

Microsoft Word
General Computer,
#### General Computer

I use Word and Excel quite a lot (I used to teach my secretaries how to do things on Word, when I was still working). I've used Google docs as well, and use quite a few apps and streaming services on my PC, iPhone and iPad. I've been Zooming 5 days a week for tutoring sessions with students from 2nd through 12th grade during the pandemic, and that has been quite successful.

Grammar,
Microsoft Word,
Proofreading
Elementary (K-6th),
#### Elementary (K-6th)

I am certain that I can handle anything covered in K-6 grades, given that I have degrees in both engineering and psycholinguistics, I have home schooled a child that learned to read at age 3 and figured out multiplication on her own at age 4, have tutored or taught many math levels, taught classes with LEGOs on simple machines, and worked with all three kids of my own all the way through high school.

Phonics,
#### Phonics

Phonics is a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables. I have a degree in linguistics and have helped several children learn to read before they started school.

Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I was an engineer out at Westinghouse and Battelle for 20+ years, with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in materials science and engineering. I have tutored or taught (homeschooled) in many levels of math, Latin, chemistry, and a few other subjects.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I've tutored middle school and high school kids in algebra, geometry, and pre-calc, which includes algebra/geometry/trigonometry. I'm comfortable working with whatever textbook they are using in school or for homeschooling. I was an engineer professionally rather than a teacher, so I can't tell you what curricula I have used, since I haven't done that. I haven't tutored a bazillion kids but I have worked with my own three all the way from elementary through high school, I have helped their friends as well as numerous kids of my own friends, and I have substitute taught algebra on short notice for several weeks at Oasis School. The kids all aced that chapter test so I knew I had done a reasonably good job with that.
I used a lot of geometry in my job, doing things like developing new miniature test specimen geometries when I had to get test specimens made out of broken radioactive duct sections. I can help give kids perspective on why geometry (or algebra, or trig) might be useful in the real world. One thing that always helps kids is translating math-lish to English, i.e., helping them approach whatever problem they are having with math jargon by re-expressing it in language they do understand (i.e., English). I help students deal with problem solving after they understand the concepts by helping them see how to state what they DO know, what they DON'T know, and how to get from one to the other. And I recognize that sometimes the best way to understand things that are presented as mathematical concepts is to see how the new information is actually used to solve problems, so sometimes its very useful to just go through a bunch of problems with a student and talk about why and how you use something new. So I am used to looking at what the student's issues are and figuring out how to best address them. I do work in a very Socratic way, i.e., I don't just talk but I ask a lot of questions that get the student to engage with the material so I can tell what they understand and what they don't. I don't beli

Elementary (K-6th),
#### Elementary (K-6th)

I am certain that I can handle anything covered in K-6 grades, given that I have degrees in both engineering and psycholinguistics, I have home schooled a child that learned to read at age 3 and figured out multiplication on her own at age 4, have tutored or taught many math levels, taught classes with LEGOs on simple machines, and worked with all three kids of my own all the way through high school.

Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Reading,
SAT Math,
Spelling
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I was an engineer out at Westinghouse and Battelle for 20+ years, with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in materials science and engineering. I have tutored or taught (homeschooled) in many levels of math, Latin, chemistry, and a few other subjects.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I've tutored middle school and high school kids in algebra, geometry, and pre-calc, which includes algebra/geometry/trigonometry. I'm comfortable working with whatever textbook they are using in school or for homeschooling. I was an engineer professionally rather than a teacher, so I can't tell you what curricula I have used, since I haven't done that. I haven't tutored a bazillion kids but I have worked with my own three all the way from elementary through high school, I have helped their friends as well as numerous kids of my own friends, and I have substitute taught algebra on short notice for several weeks at Oasis School. The kids all aced that chapter test so I knew I had done a reasonably good job with that.
I used a lot of geometry in my job, doing things like developing new miniature test specimen geometries when I had to get test specimens made out of broken radioactive duct sections. I can help give kids perspective on why geometry (or algebra, or trig) might be useful in the real world. One thing that always helps kids is translating math-lish to English, i.e., helping them approach whatever problem they are having with math jargon by re-expressing it in language they do understand (i.e., English). I help students deal with problem solving after they understand the concepts by helping them see how to state what they DO know, what they DON'T know, and how to get from one to the other. And I recognize that sometimes the best way to understand things that are presented as mathematical concepts is to see how the new information is actually used to solve problems, so sometimes its very useful to just go through a bunch of problems with a student and talk about why and how you use something new. So I am used to looking at what the student's issues are and figuring out how to best address them. I do work in a very Socratic way, i.e., I don't just talk but I ask a lot of questions that get the student to engage with the material so I can tell what they understand and what they don't. I don't beli

ACT Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I was an engineer out at Westinghouse and Battelle for 20+ years, with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in materials science and engineering. I have tutored or taught (homeschooled) in many levels of math, Latin, chemistry, and a few other subjects.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I've tutored middle school and high school kids in algebra, geometry, and pre-calc, which includes algebra/geometry/trigonometry. I'm comfortable working with whatever textbook they are using in school or for homeschooling. I was an engineer professionally rather than a teacher, so I can't tell you what curricula I have used, since I haven't done that. I haven't tutored a bazillion kids but I have worked with my own three all the way from elementary through high school, I have helped their friends as well as numerous kids of my own friends, and I have substitute taught algebra on short notice for several weeks at Oasis School. The kids all aced that chapter test so I knew I had done a reasonably good job with that.
I used a lot of geometry in my job, doing things like developing new miniature test specimen geometries when I had to get test specimens made out of broken radioactive duct sections. I can help give kids perspective on why geometry (or algebra, or trig) might be useful in the real world. One thing that always helps kids is translating math-lish to English, i.e., helping them approach whatever problem they are having with math jargon by re-expressing it in language they do understand (i.e., English). I help students deal with problem solving after they understand the concepts by helping them see how to state what they DO know, what they DON'T know, and how to get from one to the other. And I recognize that sometimes the best way to understand things that are presented as mathematical concepts is to see how the new information is actually used to solve problems, so sometimes its very useful to just go through a bunch of problems with a student and talk about why and how you use something new. So I am used to looking at what the student's issues are and figuring out how to best address them. I do work in a very Socratic way, i.e., I don't just talk but I ask a lot of questions that get the student to engage with the material so I can tell what they understand and what they don't. I don't beli

Elementary (K-6th),
#### Elementary (K-6th)

I am certain that I can handle anything covered in K-6 grades, given that I have degrees in both engineering and psycholinguistics, I have home schooled a child that learned to read at age 3 and figured out multiplication on her own at age 4, have tutored or taught many math levels, taught classes with LEGOs on simple machines, and worked with all three kids of my own all the way through high school.

Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Reading
Phonics
#### Phonics

Phonics is a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables. I have a degree in linguistics and have helped several children learn to read before they started school.

Sewing
#### Sewing

I learned to sew in high school and made all my own clothing for long time. I still sew and use both a serger and a sewing machine with embroidery capability. I am familiar with both following patterns, modifying patterns to suit myself, and with creating my own patterns.

ACT Math,
SAT Math

## Wonderful reading tutor

Peggy has done a fabulous job catering to what my daughters needs are. She has done a lot of research and work to create lessons specific to my daughterâ€™s needs.

Kathryn, 24 lessons with Peggy

## Very experienced, thorough and professional.

Peggy is terrific! She has thought about my son, and his situation in his honors classes, very carefully and thoroughly. She has done a surprisingly accurate assessment of his needs at this point, in both is ELA and math. In his Math, she explains things in new ways, and teaches study skills along with the material. She is very helpful. I can't say enough good things about Peggy!

Gail, 6 lessons with Peggy

## Great Teacher

Great lesson... I feel great about the lesson and what the future has to hold. Within the first lesson I have already learned some tips to help not only my math section but test taking as well.

Robin, 5 lessons with Peggy

## Knowledgeable and patient

Thanks Peggy for your patience in breaking down the college math I am learning and look forward to learning more on our next appointment. I found the tips you gave on solving the math problems very helpful.

Bud, 2 lessons with Peggy

## Amazing!

Peggy has been such a blessing to our family! She has helped our daughter reach higher math scores and has noticed things that have slipped through the school system. We are incredibly greatful for our time with her. My daughter actually looks forward to going to her tutor!

Ashlea , 26 lessons with Peggy

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Peggy does an excellent job of assessing my math weaknesses and strengths and using that info to help me build stronger math skills to reach my goals.

Chris , 7 lessons with Peggy

## Good Tutor

Peggy has been tutoring my daughter in algebra 2. She was having difficulties understanding the process and how to think through math questions. As a result she wasn't doing well on her tests. Going to Peggy was a great help. She is very patient, kind and has started teaching my daughter how to think through math questions mathematically. My daughter wrote her math test after being tutored by Peggy and she got a A. I thank The Lord for finding her for my daughter.

Senaiah, 41 lessons with Peggy

## Very Helpful and Thorough

Peggy is great with my son. He has found her very helpful and she knew the subject (geometry) completely. She has taken the time he needs to explain the fundamentals as well as the more advanced concepts. She is great and I highly recommend her.

Robert, 1 lesson with Peggy