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Dr Thomas B.

Leesburg, VA

$40/hr

W and M Law School Grad spec. in Writing, Reading, Test Prep.

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W and M Law School Grad spec. in Writing, Reading, Test Prep.

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I am a retired attorney, recently relocated from Southwest Florida to reside near my fiancée as she completes her last two years of medical school. My professional experience is as follows:
From December, 2000 to the present time, from offices in Sanibel Island, Florida and Northern Virginia, I have
owned and operated a law firm consulting business, providing assistance in marketing and in the organization, evaluation, negotiation, and settlement of personal injury claims. Prior to that, from May 1981 to December 2000, I was self-employed as founder and sole proprietor of a law firm that employed an average of 12-15 employees and grossed an average of $1,000,000+ annually.

During law school, from May 1980 - September 1980, I served as chief law clerk to the Hon. Russell Carneal, chief judge, circuit court for the counties of York and James City, VA in Williamsburg, Virginia.

I assisted in daily docket administration; researched legal issues, assisted at civil and criminal trials and drafted opinions of the circuit court for Judge Carneal.

My education is as follows: College Of William & Mary, 1978-1981 Doctorate in Jurisprudence; Virginia Commonwealth University 1971-1975, bachelor's degree in government administration.

As a tutor, I have chosen to specialize in standardized testing, teaching, coaching and training skills in disciplines related to logic, critical thinking, reading comprehension, English, grammar, test-management skills, legal and non-legal writing and related areas of academic pursuit.

I have scored in the top 1% in most of the standardized tests which I have taken and have been extensively involved in the test-taking skills/prep arena for most of my academic and professional career. I have a passion for teaching, learning, and volunteering. As examples, I take pride in having professionally trained numerous attorneys and paralegals and coached many law students as they prepared for the Bar Exam.

My life-long involvement with teaching extends beyond the academic realm as I have head-coached numerous YMCA Youth basketball and football teams as well as participants in the Pepsi Cola National Basketball Skills Contest. I have most enjoyed my role as a head coach in the Special Olympics Program. Special Olympics coaches not only work directly with the athletes to improve their skills in sports, but they also act as role models who teach the athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth. My sincere desire is to impart to my students not only the ability to learn but the love of doing so.





English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law, Marketing,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball,
Football
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice,
Grammar, Law, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Bar Exam

I have scored in the top 1% in most of the standardized tests which I have taken and have been extensively involved in the test-taking skills/prep arena for most of my academic and professional career.
I have a passion for teaching, learning and volunteering. As examples, I take pride in having professionally trained numerous attorneys and paralegals and coached many law students as they prepared for the Bar Exam.
I passed the Bar Exam on my first attempt, scoring 100% on the State portion of the exam. My education is as follows: College Of William & Mary, 1978-1981 Doctorate in Jurisprudence; Virginia Commonwealth University 1971-1975, bachelor's degree in government administration.

Basketball

My love of teaching extends beyond the academic realm I have most enjoyed my role as a head coach in the Special Olympics Program. Special Olympics coaches not only work directly with the athletes to improve their skills in sports, but they also act as role models who teach the athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth.

I have head-coached numerous YMCA Youth basketball and football teams as well as participants in the Pepsi Cola National basketball skills contest.

I was voted onto my high school football/basketball all-district teams.

Criminal Justice

I practiced Criminal Defense Litigation as an Attorney for 20 years. I have a passion for teaching, learning and volunteering. As examples, I take pride in having professionally trained numerous attorneys and paralegals and coached many law students as they prepared for the Bar Exam.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a WyzAnt-approved tutor in Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, English Literature, Vocabulary, Writing and Study Skills. I have experience as a County-wide Community Center Director, providing direct instruction to pre-K to 6th-grade children and in supervising subordinate Community Center Staff in various Summer Education and Recreation Centers.
I utilize these core skills and my diverse educational background as a basis for K-6 instruction.
In directing K-6 cognitive development, I recognize that children are individuals in terms of personality, level of current academic achievement, speed and style of learning. I adjust my teaching methods to accommodate these differences so that the child will learn at his own level and in a manner that best suits his individual academic needs. With this approach your child is more likely to be motivated to learn. Consequently, the student not only attains the requisite level of knowledge but also gains self-esteem and confidence through a sense of achievement.

Football

My love of teaching extends beyond the academic realm as I have head-coached numerous YMCA Youth basketball and football teams as well as participants in the Pepsi Cola National basketball skills contest. I have most enjoyed my role as a head coach in the Special Olympics Program. Special Olympics coaches not only work directly with the athletes to improve their skills in sports, but they also act as role models who teach the athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth. I was voted onto my high school football/basketball all-district teams.

Marketing

I was solely in charge of marketing my own Law Firm for 20 years and was a marketing consultant for numerous other law firms. I have also been in charge of marketing in the restaurant/hospitality industry for over 15 years.

Political Science

I have a passion for teaching, learning and volunteering. As examples, I take pride in having professionally trained numerous attorneys and paralegals and coached many law students as they prepared for the Bar Exam. I practiced criminal law and personal injury law for 20 years. The study and practice of law is heavily weighted toward political science. The study and practice of Law is essentially the practice of Political Science. As a law student, I studied Constitutional Law, Legal Philosophy, Legal Logic and was a member of the Moot Court Team. As a lawyer, I have argued scores of cases, the essential core of which were based in Political Science.

Public Speaking

I have a passion for teaching, learning and volunteering.
As examples, I take pride in having professionally trained numerous attorneys and paralegals and coached many law students as they prepared for the Public Speaking aspect of Civil and Criminal Litigation. I practiced criminal law and personal injury law for 20 years, arguing hundreds of oral arguments in pre-trial motions as well as in-court opening and closing arguments.

SAT Reading

I have a 38-page attachment that provides an overview of my SAT prep course that I am happy to email to you upon your request. I have copied and pasted the introduction to the attachment:

"Following are brief samples of practice tests with reasoned answers provided, along with study guides and pointers for excelling on the Vocabulary, Writing and Critical Reading sections of the SAT. Also included is advice on how to score highly on the required SAT essay, including an actual SAT essay question with 6 graded essay answers.
Good Luck and Good Scores."

Please let me know if I can be of help.
Thomas

Study Skills

I have coached and trained numerous pre-law students as they prepared for the LSAT and I have coached and trained numerous law school graduates as they prepared for the Bar Exam.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Govt. Administration
William & Mary
J.D.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Govt. Administration)

William & Mary (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Reduced Hourly Rate of $40 for all Students (including K-12, college and post-grad) and Seniors (60+)

Travel policy

Dr Thomas will travel within 10 miles of Leesburg, VA 20175.


About Dr Thomas

I am a retired attorney, recently relocated from Southwest Florida to reside near my fiancée as she completes her last two years of medical school. My professional experience is as follows:
From December, 2000 to the present time, from offices in Sanibel Island, Florida and Northern Virginia, I have
owned and operated a law firm consulting business, providing assistance in marketing and in the organization, evaluation, negotiation, and settlement of personal injury claims. Prior to that, from May 1981 to December 2000, I was self-employed as founder and sole proprietor of a law firm that employed an average of 12-15 employees and grossed an average of $1,000,000+ annually.

During law school, from May 1980 - September 1980, I served as chief law clerk to the Hon. Russell Carneal, chief judge, circuit court for the counties of York and James City, VA in Williamsburg, Virginia.

I assisted in daily docket administration; researched legal issues, assisted at civil and criminal trials and drafted opinions of the circuit court for Judge Carneal.

My education is as follows: College Of William & Mary, 1978-1981 Doctorate in Jurisprudence; Virginia Commonwealth University 1971-1975, bachelor's degree in government administration.

As a tutor, I have chosen to specialize in standardized testing, teaching, coaching and training skills in disciplines related to logic, critical thinking, reading comprehension, English, grammar, test-management skills, legal and non-legal writing and related areas of academic pursuit.

I have scored in the top 1% in most of the standardized tests which I have taken and have been extensively involved in the test-taking skills/prep arena for most of my academic and professional career. I have a passion for teaching, learning, and volunteering. As examples, I take pride in having professionally trained numerous attorneys and paralegals and coached many law students as they prepared for the Bar Exam.

My life-long involvement with teaching extends beyond the academic realm as I have head-coached numerous YMCA Youth basketball and football teams as well as participants in the Pepsi Cola National Basketball Skills Contest. I have most enjoyed my role as a head coach in the Special Olympics Program. Special Olympics coaches not only work directly with the athletes to improve their skills in sports, but they also act as role models who teach the athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth. My sincere desire is to impart to my students not only the ability to learn but the love of doing so.






Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Govt. Administration
William & Mary
J.D.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University (Govt. Administration)

William & Mary (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Reduced Hourly Rate of $40 for all Students (including K-12, college and post-grad) and Seniors (60+)

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Leesburg, VA 20175

Dr Thomas’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law, Marketing,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball,
Football
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice,
Grammar, Law, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


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