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Tom J.

Math/Science/English/Writing

Cedar Lake, IN (46303)

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20 miles
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Tom's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
General Computer
Grammar
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Chess more »
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
ASVAB
GED
GRE
MCAT
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Biology
Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Geometry
Physics
Prealgebra
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Spanish
Study Skills more »
Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Music:
Trumpet
History:
American History
Geography
Religion
Social Studies
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Spanish
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Genetics
Organic Chemistry more »
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physics
Physiology
Sociology
Zoology
Computer:
General Computer
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Prealgebra
SAT Math
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
Bible Studies
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing

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Chess

I began playing when I was young and was part of the chess club in high school. I was champion of a boys' dorm tournament my first year of college. I recently ran a table at a local Boy Scout Jamboree for the Chess Merit Badge, where I had 3 chess boards set up and was playing 3 people at-a-time for most of the day. I had another Boy Scout leader recommend me as a Chess Merit Badge counselor. I have already bought and read the Boy Scout Chess Merit Badge book just for fun. I currently study the game in deeper detail through a computer program called Chessmaster, as well through books. My favorite opening is the "Giuoco Piano" opening.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently have had 3-and-a-half years experience teaching students in grades K-6. My previous experience working at a Montessori school and performing in the fine arts has helped expand the patternistic-approach I will sometimes use to make the study-material more easily understandable for the student. Some of my latest successful students include a 3rd grade girl, 4th grade boy, and a high school algebra student.

Organic Chemistry

As a Biology major I studied Organic Chemistry, both in the textbook and in the laboratory, for two full semesters. I then took those organic chemistry skills and used them to study biochemistry, human physiology, cell biology, and to conduct research on osteoblasts. During the rest of my years as an undergraduate, I would find myself assisting (tutoring) other students whom I would observe struggling with their organic chem. I now enjoy any opportunity I can seize to help other college students survive their organic chemistry as I continue to utilize my organic chemistry skills in preparation for my graduate school research.

Study Skills

While earning my Bachelor's I had the opportunity to put to practice the study skills I had already learned in high school, as well as learn new skills from professors and classmates. As a volunteer I have been reminded that everyone has a different way of learning as well as a unique combination of the study skills that works best for them. I have had experience putting these skills into practice for the past 4 years as a private tutor, substitute teacher, and boy scout assistant scoutmaster.

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