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Margaret S

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Joined Oct 2022 · She/Her

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The tutoring session was phenomenal as you explained very well the material. Also you are very friendly towards students.

Learner · 25 days ago

Thank you so much for the help! You're awesome :)

Learner · 1 mo. ago

You did a great job of validating the learner in how the poorly-written problem would make someone stressful as well as confirmed their suspicions that the question was faulty. You also did a great job of nudging them towards asking their teacher about the problem during their next class period, noticing that the learner said that they would "maybe" do it rather than positively do it. This shows your attention to their confidence level, even without having the ability to use their camera or voice to determine it. In addition, you would check in to see whether or not the learner wanted to continue the session once the question was pointed out to be faulty, showing your focus on them learning rather than just getting service hours for the tutoring. When the learner would get questions wrong, you never made empty words of encouragement but genuinely shared how the topic is confusing and why it would be easy for the learner to make a conceptual mistake. Great job!

Tutor · 1 mo. ago

Thank you for the help! Explained things perfectly and made it everything easy to understand :)

Learner · 1 mo. ago

I thought you did an excellent job at making sure the learner was the primary progress-maker during this session. You asked a lot of great open-ended questions that forced the learner to think about the next steps of the problems without accidentally giving them away, and I particularly liked how you heavily involved the learner in the process of drawing the diagrams for the problems (I have made the rookie mistake in the past of drawing diagrams to help myself understand a problem better only to realise afterwards that coming up with a good drawing was 80% of the challenge of the problem). I also thought it was great that when the learner proposed an idea that was correct but suboptimal that you acknowledged the merits of their idea and gave them the option to proceed with it while also proposing a more efficient path that they could take.

Tutor · 2 mo. ago

You clearly expressed mastery of the concept as you were able to identify to what extent of information you needed for the first problem! You also quickly and thoroughly responded to the questions that the learner asked and comprehensively explained and identified the learner's gaps and weaknesses. You also accurately explained each of the problems.

Tutor · 2 mo. ago

Thanks for the zoom session you answered my questions well.

Learner · 3 mo. ago

Thanks for stay over the session to answer a few of my questions, I am thankful you checked for me!

Learner · 3 mo. ago

Thanks again for helping out, Margaret! Your help in the session was amazing.

Learner · 4 mo. ago

You have a great knowledge of Algebra II. All your math was correct. Great job annotating on the whiteboard! Visual learning is a great tool to help your learners better grasp concepts that you are teaching.

Tutor · 5 mo. ago

Thank you for all the help, Margaret!! This was really helpful and really helped me understand the topic a lot better. You had great explanations and tips. I think after a few more practices at Khan Academy, I'll be good to go. Thank you so much!

Learner · 7 mo. ago

thank you for the amazing session 💙

Learner · 8 mo. ago

Thanks for hosting such an engaging and interactive session with a fun math competition. I really didn't expect this much fun to be associated with math!

Learner · 8 mo. ago

Thank you for the in-depth explanation! I never knew anything about the sums of the roots of quadratics beforehand (you learn something new every day), but you explained it in a very concise manner for me. :)

Learner · 9 mo. ago

Thank you so much for this lesson! I really learned a lot of new, valuable information.

Learner · 9 mo. ago

Great session. Absolutely no complaints and I'm so glad you covered trigonometric functions, a topic that no other tutor has reached so far. Thank You, and looking forward to the next session.

Learner · 10 mo. ago

Great job being friendly to the learner and keeping a positive attitude. The learner seemed to be very grateful of your help and felt comfortable making mistakes. Great job gently correcting mistakes as it made the learner feel more comfortable. Keep up the great work!

Tutor · 10 mo. ago

Thanks for the session, I looked back at the lesson and what you teaching finally clicked!

Learner · 10 mo. ago

The session was a lot of fun and I learned a lot of it! I like that you showed me the road to get to the answer instead of just saying what it is, even when I was struggling. Thank you so much and I can't wait to see you next session!

Learner · 10 mo. ago

Looks at math in such a cool way I think I change my opinion on how hard math is. RLY FUNNY!! And I rlly recommend this tutor

Learner · 11 mo. ago

RLLY RECOMMENDED!! TYSM FOR THE GREAT HELP!!

Learner · 11 mo. ago

1 OF THE BEST TUTORS EVER!!! EXPLAINS EVERY THING SO WELL!

Learner · 11 mo. ago

Explained it throughly and in a way simpler that my teacher did.

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Margaret was so incredibly sweet and supportive! She guided me the entire time and was really helpful! She went through every problem thoroughly and encouraged me throughout. I feel way more confident in my Algebra I abilities now! Thank you so much :))

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Thank you for taking time out of your day to help me! I feel more confident in similarities and congruence in triangles now! It means a lot!

Learner · 1 yr. ago

She has absolutely amazing explanations! Her session helped me a lot.

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Very patient, and talkative, would love to be her student again.

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Margaret was very interactive and fun to work with this session! I learned a lot and am looking forward to future sessions!

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Awesome session. Thank you for your good explanations and kindness. And your patience. I hope to attend more often

Learner · 1 yr. ago

this was one of the best sessions I have attended thank you for your super helpful explanations and patients.

Learner · 1 yr. ago

The practice problems that you included throughout the slide show from Khan Academy with transformations were also very helpful in confirming that the learner was internalizing what you had to say, but maybe next time you could include some miniature impromptu practice questions on each individual transformation. Nonetheless, your learner was able to answer the practice questions with ease under your comforting assistance, which was very outstanding to see in that transformation practice question. Moreover, your learner was very much already engaged with everything you had to say with your very thorough explanations of the diagrams and shapes you had, with concepts like rotational symmetry, so a very nice job in this respect!

Tutor · 1 yr. ago

Throughout the session, I could easily sense the feeling that you really wanted to uncover what the learner wasn't too familiar with. Though this session would have been more appropriate for a Live Help session, you did amazingly well in caring for your peer. Just a little caveat I would like to address is that there could have been a little 30-second introduction of who you are and who the learner is- doesn't have to be long, but this just helps in creating an even more conversational tone than it is already. Right off the bat, your slide show already demonstrated commitment and devotion into the learner's time. Rather than simply reading what you had on the slides, I LOVE that you were so patient with your explanations, making sure that your learner understood where the properties of a certain transformation, for example, was coming from. The conversational tone throughout the session was also impeccable; at one point you also let the learner know that she was not rushed- as she was writing down notes, you amiably stated that she could take all the time in the world, which I felt was very nice. Finally, I love that you were able to put yourself in the learner's shoes as you very much understood what the learner was trying to say in the practice problems that were provided, also stating that you also made mistakes all the time, creating a feeling of empathy with the learner, which refined the atmosphere of the learning environment. Great job!

Tutor · 1 yr. ago

Thank you for the helpful session! I appreciated everything you've taught me (and for the riddle with the star in the circle lol) Thank you!!! :)

Learner · 1 mo. ago

Thank you so much! although I'm still struggling, your session actually did help me to clear off a lot of questions.

Learner · 1 mo. ago

I'm so grateful for you finding the stars and bars connection and taking a chance on a weird problem.

Learner · 1 mo. ago

Margaret is a great tutor and an amazing person! She is always helpful and patient, even when you get the answer right 100 times. She is great to talk to, and bounce ideas off of. Our sessions go beyond math, we can learn math and talk about everyday life. Overall, 1000% recommend Margaret as a tutor.

Learner · 2 mo. ago

Thanks, I always enjoy our sessions, and every time you help me I always get 100s.

Learner · 2 mo. ago

Margaret was a great tutor! She helped me with my math homework and was super helpful!! Shes great:)

Learner · 2 mo. ago

Thanks! I got a very glowing report from my teacher!!! She absolutely loved how you helped me explain things. I also got a good grade on the DBA because you explained it to me so well. Thank you!!!!

Learner · 3 mo. ago

Thank you so much for helping me with my homework. You were a really great tutor and made me feel good about Schoolhouse.

Learner · 4 mo. ago

Thank you so much for hosting this geometry session on proofs, Margaret! I never really understood or was successful at proofs, but I came away from this session with a deeper understanding and some helpful tips!

Learner · 4 mo. ago

The constant discussion that you had with your learners helped to make them more comfortable with you. This creates a learning environment in which learners feel safe to ask questions, make mistakes, and be themselves. I honestly don't think you could have done much more to make your learner feel comfortable. You were talking together and learning, but also having a fun time (here is a quote from the session transcript: " So yeah, hi, guys. hey, Margaret does so good. You should give her advanced"). Great job! Keep up the good work!

Tutor · 5 mo. ago

Thank you your explanations Margaret! It surely helped me a lot!

Learner · 8 mo. ago

Thank you so much for this session. Even though I won the blooket every time, I love how we all playing with as a group and knowing math knowledge at the same time

Learner · 8 mo. ago

Extremely fun once more, thank you for hosting!

Learner · 9 mo. ago

Thanks for the session! It gave me motivation to keep on going!

Learner · 9 mo. ago

Amazing Session. Absolutely No Complaints. She was interactive, fun, patient, and like every other good thing there was. She is very skilled, knows the basically every corner of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry.

Learner · 9 mo. ago

Helpful session in terms of helping to grasp Trigonometry concepts! Thank you, Margaret!

Learner · 10 mo. ago

I have so much fun in these sessions. They really motivate me to write! I especially had fun with our little DuckApocalypse today :) Thank you Margaret!!

Learner · 10 mo. ago

Thanks for our session! Can't wait for our next one!

Learner · 10 mo. ago

Always helping me out, giving me great examples, makes me laugh, has a unique mind!! Great tutor

Learner · 11 mo. ago

Tysm- super funny and extrodinary way of thinking math. Makes sessions waaaay less boring and I always look forward to being in a session with you!!

Learner · 11 mo. ago

It was a great idea to begin with a couple of warm-up questions before asking your learners to complete the whole assessment. This allowed you to discuss the solving process with your learners and fill in any knowledge gaps they might have had. You were continuously engaging learners and asked them to explain how they got their answers. There wasn't time to review the practice test (the learners had to finish the session already), but if you could review the test during the next session, that would be great. It is important for learners to understand why they made mistakes and also to reinforce their understanding of a concept even if they got all the questions right. However, you did an amazing job. Keep up the good work!

Tutor · 11 mo. ago

Thank you so much for your help, Margaret! This was a very helpful session, and it helped me understand what I was learning much faster as I was very confused. Thanks again!

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Thank you so much for your help. I was having a very hard time but this session made things easier to understand. I appriciate your help. Thanks again!

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Thank you for the good explanations! I'm actually only in 7th grade and I actually understand some stuff you were talking about.

Learner · 1 yr. ago

Thank you for encouraging the learner as they were working through the problems! It seemed like they already possessed a good understanding of proofs, so you were able to nicely supplement their learning. I also thought you opened up really well, asking them if they had specific problems and trying to understand what they needed assistance on.

Tutor · 1 yr. ago

Reviewed a lot and have better understanding of the topic.

Learner · 1 yr. ago

An amazing session as always! :D I learned a lot, and they walked me through a lot of problems that I was struggling with (circles, radians, etc.). Thank you for furthering my knowledge in Geometry (and motivating me to learn more)!

Learner · 1 yr. ago

So friendly and superkind. Plus good explanations that cleared my confusion. Loved how critical your thinking was and would absolutely love to have more sessions with you!

Learner · 1 yr. ago

I liked that there were slides and Margaret had a very good grasp of the subject. Looking forward to more classes.

Learner · 1 yr. ago

The learner's confusions were able to be thoroughly addressed throughout this Q&A session and very individualized on the specific weaknesses the learner had. You also made sure to hone in on the learner's weaknesses as you were able to discern what she knew and what she didn't by having her briefly explain the concepts of what she knew. Though just a little caveat I would add to the already phenomenal session, I would give miniature practice questions that don't take longer than a minute for the concepts that the learner was unfamiliar with, to refine the concepts that the learner may have just learned, and also have the learner explain them too. This not only helps the learner but lets you know if the learner is keeping up with what you are teaching so that you can further tailor the session to the learner's needs.

Tutor · 1 yr. ago

First of all, after finishing with the peer review of this session: This session was SO OUTSTANDING considering that it's one of your first on Schoolhouse!! I highly encourage you to keep up the great work! Your explanations (and the identifications of your learner's weaknesses) were very thorough and you explained every minute detail. For instance, for translations, you were able to explain their properties very clearly to the learner based on what translations were, which was very impressive, so keep it up! The prepared drawings that you had in preparation for the Q&A meeting showed that you really valued the comprehension of the concept(s) in your learners (which I will get into in further detail in the 'Respectful Community' criteria :) )

Tutor · 1 yr. ago

She was super helpful and friendly

Learner · 1 yr. ago

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