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Thomas W.

Specializing in Middle School/Junior High Math, Prealgebra, Algebra 1

Merrillville, IN (46410)

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Hello, students and parents!

I love learning, and I make it a priority to instill this enthusiasm for knowledge in my students. My diverse educational background is testament to my passion. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Speech & Hearing Science/Speech-Language Pathology, and I have also completed additional studies in music performance and vocal pedagogy in Colorado, Utah, and overseas in Berlin, Germany.

I am an Indiana state-certified substitute teacher for grades PreK-12. I can offer assistance with a variety of subjects including English- reading, writing, grammar, proofreading, phonics, and speech therapy; Math- elementary and basic math, prealgebra, and algebra; Science- elementary science and biology; Beginning German; and more. All ages from elementary school to adult are welcome!

Effective learning is a dynamic and interactive process. My approach depends on each individual's needs and learning style. However, in each case, using subject areas that may provide certain challenges to a student, I encourage each individual to think for themselves to build confidence, to overcome mental obstacles, and to learn crucial problem-solving skills. I have found that once a student is empowered with the proper skills, learning is no longer the daunting task it may have once been.

Location for tutoring is flexible, as I hope to make the process as convenient and comfortable for you as possible. I can come to your home, you can come to mine, or we can meet in a public place, such as a library or cafe. I live in Merrillville, IN, and I am happy to travel throughout the area within a roughly 15-mile radius. Meeting times are also flexible and can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. I do ask that each student respects a 24-hour cancellation policy. Makeup sessions can be arranged at that time, as well.

I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your academic goals!

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Thomas’s subjects

Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
ESL/ESOL, Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Special Needs
Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an Indiana state-certified substitute teacher for PreK-12th grade, and I currently work as a substitute teacher for elementary and middle school in the Gary school system. Additionally, I have worked as a pediatric speech-language pathology assistant, where I specialized in working with children between the ages of 3 and 12. I am able to assist with any elementary or middle school subject!


My degree in speech and hearing science includes heavy concentration on language development, phonology, and articulation.

Voice (Music)

My initial undergraduate studies were as a vocal performance major at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have completed additional studies in voice science, vocal pedagogy, and vocal performance at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, Germany and Utah State University.

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Speech Hearing Sci)

Great tutor!! We are very pleased with Tom's work, he is dependable,and very patient with our son. My son LOVED working with Tom. He is a great tutor!!!! He is very good at what he does. ...

— John from Cedar Lake, IN on 11/22/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 15 miles of Merrillville, IN 46410.

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