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Thomas S.

Knowledgeable English, Writing and Social Sciences Tutor

Potomac, MD (20854)

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Are you a high school, college, or graduate student who wants to go beyond a basic level of knowledge in US History, World History, European History, Government and Politics, English, or Geography? Are you motivated to excel in one of these fields? I can help!

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. International Studies/Relations is a multidisciplinary subject area that encompasses history, political science, and economics.

My graduate and professional research has given me a deep knowledge of national and international politics and the history of the United States, Western Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and World Geography. I have lectured to academic audiences. I have taught undergraduates as a Teaching Assistant for first and second-year International Relations courses. I have designed and taught undergraduate and graduate seminars, primarily focusing on political violence and terrorism.

I have professional and academic experience writing everything from press releases, term papers, and intelligence briefs, to book chapters, and a book-length thesis. My preferred style of teaching is to engage the student in a conversation that enables the student to articulate what he or she has learned from study, and to use that as a means to suggest additional pathways to acquiring and deepening their knowledge of the subject.

I can help you develop a deeper understanding of the subjects listed above. I can also help you prepare a research plan for a term paper, a proposal for a thesis, or a manuscript for publication. I can provide editorial and critical input during the writing process, and help you master academic and professional writing styles and citation standards. If you are prepping for AP exams, I can assist you in teasing out and framing concepts, facts, connections, personalities, and dates that you will need to do well.

My schedule is flexible. I will work with you to set goals, and provide input to assist you in meeting them. I look forward to working with you.

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Thomas’s subjects

English, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Public Speaking
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Public Speaking


I use a phonics-based method, which my father used when he taught me to read when I was 5, and which I used to teach my children to read. I seek to engage children, draw them out, and show them that not only is reading fun, but that it is actually useful.

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Johns Hopkins (Intl. Studies)

University of Aberdeen, UK (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 10 miles of Potomac, MD 20854.

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