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Thomas M.

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La Grange, IL (60525)

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I have taught since 1983, am an experienced tutor and consultant, and enjoy working one-on-one with my students. I am available evenings and weekends. I am also a certified teacher, librarian, and administrator with over 20 years of gifted education experience. I am currently an adjunct professor in the educational leadership department at Argosy University.

I have an degree in English and elementary education, an MA from the University of Chicago, and a second graduate degree in Education from Concordia University.

I am certified in elementary education, media, administration, and I have middle school endorsements in English and Social Studies.

I am available before school, evenings and weekends.

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Thomas’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a current Illinois type 3 certificate, and have taught elementary grades since 1983. I am also a certified media specialist and administrator. I mainly taught in grades 3 through 6, but am endorsed for middle school English and Social Studies. I've taught a both private and public schools, and have tutored for 15 years.


As a student in the 1960's, I was given a strong background in phonics. As an undergraduate education major at Beloit College, I studied the teaching of phonics as part of my teaching of reading class. Even when phonics fell out of favor in the 1980's, I continued to teach it in my classes. I am glad that it is back in the mainstream curriculum.

Public Speaking

As Head of School I've spoken to both large and small groups, in formal and informal settings. I taught public speaking, and have given seminars on various topics as part of my membership and leadership in SALIS. I now am an adjunct professor, teaching in the higher education leadership program at Argosy University. I've written over 50 articles published on my last school's website. I've also taught story telling on the college level.

Study Skills

I have been teaching since 1983, and now am an adjunct professor and educational consultant. I taught College 101 at Moraine Valley CC, which is basically a study skills class for incoming freshmen. As a consultant, the majority of my work involves teaching study skills to elementary and high school students.

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Beloit College (English and Educatio)

University of Chicago (Master's)

Concordia University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 20 miles of La Grange, IL 60525.

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