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Tom O.

Chicago, IL

$85/hr

Tutor most Levels of Math (Including Calculus) and the sciences

Background check passed as of 9/26/13
Usually responds in about 23 hours

Tutor most Levels of Math (Including Calculus) and the sciences

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My Name is Tom O. and I am a 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was a mechanical engineer with Caterpillar for three years and I have been tutoring at Wright College (one of the City Colleges of Chicago) for over three years.

Although I tutor different levels of different courses, I like to approach tutoring from a student's perspective. In this view, I am usually able to reach the student more effectively and patiently without diminishing the efforts of instructors that have to go through the material at a faster pace.

I tutor different levels of mathematics from intermediate algebra to third year calculus (including differential equations and linear algebra). I also tutor different levels of Physics (both calculus and non-calculus based), general inorganic chemistry, and music.

Testimonials

"Makes Calculus Easy"

- Kevin, Park Ridge, IL on 3/19/13

"Enthusiastic and Engaging"

- Dan, Oak Park, IL on 11/28/14

"A Professional Tutor "

- Laura, Chicago, IL on 4/27/14

"Amazing Tutor"

- William, Elmwood Park, IL on 10/13/13

"Very Effective"

- Chris, Elkhart, IN on 10/3/13

"Very Patient and Kind"

- Johnathan, Chicago, IL on 10/3/13

"Great tutor, knows how to connect with students."

- Rosa, Chicago, IL on 9/30/13

"Great tutor!"

- Mary, Oak Park, IL on 9/29/13

"Accommodating"

- Nina, Oak Park, IL on 1/31/13

"Excellent follow-up."

- Sam, Chicago, IL on 12/5/12

"Great Tutor"

- Sibel, Oak Park, IL on 10/16/12

"Prompt response and very patient!"

- Margaret, Chicago, IL on 10/2/12

"Excellent tutor."

- Ayoola, Flossmoor, IL on 9/20/12

"Fabulous! A Lifesaver"

- Andrew, Park Ridge, IL on 9/3/12

"Best Tutor Ever"

- Patryk, Harwood Heights, IL on 2/12/12

"Good Tutor"

- Joseph, Chicago, IL on 2/7/12

"The Greatest Tutor Ever!!!!"

- Denise, Evanston, IL on 1/23/12
Tom replied on 1/23/2012

You and your son are great to work with. I'm glad he did great and I am also looking forward to working with him as well. Thank you.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Music:
Music Theory
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Differential Equations

I am a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois and took Differential Equations while attending the university. I also currently tutor Differential Equations at Wright College.

Linear Algebra

I am a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois and took Linear Algebra while attending the university. I also currently tutor Linear Algebra at Wright College.

Mechanical Engineering

I am a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois and took several classes pertaining to Mechanical Engineering such as Statics, Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials while attending the university.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Makes Calculus Easy — Tom is a great tutor and is extremely UNDERSTANDING, PATIENT, and knows how to approach math problems from a STUDENT PERSPECTIVE. I contacted him a week before a huge test, and he was understanding and helped me understand all the test material within a week. He truly cared how I did on the exam, and gave me individualized attention- he even contacted me after to ask how the exam went. He saved my ...

— Kevin, Park Ridge, IL on 3/19/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60634.


About Tom

My Name is Tom O. and I am a 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was a mechanical engineer with Caterpillar for three years and I have been tutoring at Wright College (one of the City Colleges of Chicago) for over three years.

Although I tutor different levels of different courses, I like to approach tutoring from a student's perspective. In this view, I am usually able to reach the student more effectively and patiently without diminishing the efforts of instructors that have to go through the material at a faster pace.

I tutor different levels of mathematics from intermediate algebra to third year calculus (including differential equations and linear algebra). I also tutor different levels of Physics (both calculus and non-calculus based), general inorganic chemistry, and music.

Testimonials

"Makes Calculus Easy"

- Kevin, Park Ridge, IL on 3/19/13

"Enthusiastic and Engaging"

- Dan, Oak Park, IL on 11/28/14

"A Professional Tutor "

- Laura, Chicago, IL on 4/27/14

"Amazing Tutor"

- William, Elmwood Park, IL on 10/13/13

"Very Effective"

- Chris, Elkhart, IN on 10/3/13

"Very Patient and Kind"

- Johnathan, Chicago, IL on 10/3/13

"Great tutor, knows how to connect with students."

- Rosa, Chicago, IL on 9/30/13

"Great tutor!"

- Mary, Oak Park, IL on 9/29/13

"Accommodating"

- Nina, Oak Park, IL on 1/31/13

"Excellent follow-up."

- Sam, Chicago, IL on 12/5/12

"Great Tutor"

- Sibel, Oak Park, IL on 10/16/12

"Prompt response and very patient!"

- Margaret, Chicago, IL on 10/2/12

"Excellent tutor."

- Ayoola, Flossmoor, IL on 9/20/12

"Fabulous! A Lifesaver"

- Andrew, Park Ridge, IL on 9/3/12

"Best Tutor Ever"

- Patryk, Harwood Heights, IL on 2/12/12

"Good Tutor"

- Joseph, Chicago, IL on 2/7/12

"The Greatest Tutor Ever!!!!"

- Denise, Evanston, IL on 1/23/12
Tom replied on 1/23/2012

You and your son are great to work with. I'm glad he did great and I am also looking forward to working with him as well. Thank you.

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Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60634

Tom’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Music:
Music Theory
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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