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Thomas M.

Dumfries, VA

$50/hr

Chemistry and Math Tutor GED specialist

Background check passed as of 3/27/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Chemistry and Math Tutor GED specialist

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I am a retired chemist with 30 years of practical, chemical and pharmaceutical industrial experience. I have enjoyed tutoring high school level chemistry and algebra for the last 3 years. I have been tutoring GED students in the math portion of the GED exam for 4 years. I use a process oriented approach to teaching math and science principles. Once a process is learned for a given topic, almost any problem within that topic can be solved. I use a variety of tools that complement the student's text, previous tests and worksheets. I am familiar with the Virginia Dept. of Education's SOL's and the new GED math test requirements. My one goal is to help the student succeed. My hourly rate is $50.

Testimonials

"Chemistry SOL"

- Allen, Manassas, VA on 5/20/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Chemistry,
Geometry, Prealgebra

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have been a one on one GED math tutor for Literacy Volunteers of America, Prince William County for 5 years. The subjects covered in the GED book are prealgebra, algebra, geometry and basic statistics. I have been successful in helping many students in the GED program and high school understand and apply math principles to pass tests and courses.

Chemistry

I have a master's degree in chemistry with 35 years of laboratory experience in studying organic molecule structure and properties. I worked in two types of industrial labs: pharmaceuticals and chemicals used in photography. My job was to provide structural and compositional details of a variety of chemical species using sophisticated instrumentation to other scientists in the organization. I have been tutoring math and general chemistry for about 3 years.

Organic Chemistry

I have a master's degree in chemistry with 35 years of laboratory experience in studying organic molecule structure and properties. I worked in two types of industrial labs: pharmaceuticals and chemicals used in photography. My job was to provide structural and compositional details of a variety of chemical species using sophisticated instrumentation to other scientists in the organization. I have been tutoring math and general chemistry for about 2 years.

University of Richmond
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

University of Richmond

Rochester Institute of Technology (Master's)

Chemistry SOL — I will like to thank Mr. Thomas M for making chemistry more understandable and user friendly for my son. My son needed to pass his Chemistry SOL for an advance diploma. My son spent two hours with Mr. M and passed his SOL. He didn't pass it after a year in Chemistry and he was able to pass it after two hours with Mr. M. Again, Thank you very much!! ...

— Allen, Manassas, VA on 5/20/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 10 miles of Dumfries, VA 22025.


About Thomas

I am a retired chemist with 30 years of practical, chemical and pharmaceutical industrial experience. I have enjoyed tutoring high school level chemistry and algebra for the last 3 years. I have been tutoring GED students in the math portion of the GED exam for 4 years. I use a process oriented approach to teaching math and science principles. Once a process is learned for a given topic, almost any problem within that topic can be solved. I use a variety of tools that complement the student's text, previous tests and worksheets. I am familiar with the Virginia Dept. of Education's SOL's and the new GED math test requirements. My one goal is to help the student succeed. My hourly rate is $50.

Testimonials

"Chemistry SOL"

- Allen, Manassas, VA on 5/20/13
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Education

University of Richmond
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

University of Richmond

Rochester Institute of Technology (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Dumfries, VA 22025

Thomas’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Chemistry,
Geometry, Prealgebra

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.


Background Check Status for Thomas M.

Thomas M. passed a background check on 3/27/13. The check was ordered by Thomas through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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