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Thomas L.

Physics and Chemistry Certified Teacher

Mc Lean, VA (22101)

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I am currently teaching physics labs at Shenandoah University and tutoring chemistry and physics via WyzAnt in the Washington, DC area. I have over 30 years of teaching experience includes Conceptual, Honors, New York Regents, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2 and AP Chemistry. Most years, 90 to 100 percent of my AP students earn a 3 or higher on their Advanced Placement Exams. My education includes two BS degrees from The University of Florida, a Master's degree from Clemson University and 37 semester hours of additional graduate course work at Clemson Univ. (6), Univ. of Virginia (16), George Washington Univ. (6), Univ. of Hartford (4), Univ. of South Florida (2) and Fitchburg State Univ. (3). Summer experience includes teaching and developing training materials for the Training Department at the Kennedy Space Center, and evaluating performances of physics teachers for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Additional service includes: Guided Study, co-sponsoring the Academic Team and Chess Club, serving on the Technology Committee, the Discipline Committee and the Faculty Development Committee, and managing the Science Department Computer Lab.

Philosophy: A good teacher helps students develop and improve their abilities and skills to the fullest; conveys enthusiasm, understanding and an appreciation for the subject; and makes decisions based on what is right, not what is politically expedient. Classes are well organized with continual checks for understanding and appropriate adjustments. He is a good listener, creative in questioning skills and praises student positive performances. He cultivates an atmosphere of mutual good will with students, is sensitive to their legitimate needs and eager to be helpful. He is very careful and just in evaluating their performances and always doing whatever he can to contribute to a healthy school climate.

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Thomas’s subjects

Chemistry

35 years of teaching experience includes Conceptual, Honors, New York Regents, and Advanced Placement Physics and Chemistry. Most years, 90 to 100 percent of my AP students earn a 3 or higher on their Advanced Placement Exams.

Education: 37 sem. hrs. of graduate work beyond the MEd includes 20 graduate sem. hrs. of Physics and 7 graduate sem. hrs. of Chemistry.

3.7 GPA, Secondary Ed., Natural Science, 8/81, Clemson University

BS, 3.6 GPA, Secondary Education (completed national and state accredited program in Chemistry), 3/74, University of Florida

Teaching Certificates:
New York: Physics, Chemistry and General Science, permanent
Florida: Physics and Chemistry, 9/2011-6/2016
Mississippi: Physics and Chemistry, 9/2010-6/2015
New Jersey: Physical Sciences, permanent

Physical Science

35 years of teaching experience includes Conceptual, Honors, New York Regents, and Advanced Placement Physics and Chemistry. Most years, 90 to 100 percent of my AP students earn a 3 or higher on their Advanced Placement Exams.

Education: 37 sem. hrs. of graduate work beyond the MEd includes 20 graduate sem. hrs. of Physics and 7 graduate sem. hrs. of Chemistry.

3.7 GPA, Secondary Ed., Natural Science, 8/81, Clemson University

BS, 3.6 GPA, Secondary Education (completed national and state accredited program in Chemistry), 3/74, University of Florida

Teaching Certificates:
New York: Physics, Chemistry and General Science, permanent
Florida: Physics and Chemistry, 9/2011-6/2016
Mississippi: Physics and Chemistry, 9/2010-6/2015
New Jersey: Physical Sciences, permanent

Physics

35 years of teaching experience includes Conceptual, Honors, New York Regents, and Advanced Placement Physics and Chemistry. Most years, 90 to 100 percent of my AP students earn a 3 or higher on their Advanced Placement Exams.

Education: 37 sem. hrs. of graduate work beyond the MEd includes 20 graduate sem. hrs. of Physics and 7 graduate sem. hrs. of Chemistry.

3.7 GPA, Secondary Ed., Natural Science, 8/81, Clemson University

BS, 3.6 GPA, Secondary Education (completed national and state accredited program in Chemistry), 3/74, University of Florida

Teaching Certificates:
New York: Physics, Chemistry and General Science, permanent
Florida: Physics and Chemistry, 9/2011-6/2016
Mississippi: Physics and Chemistry, 9/2010-6/2015
New Jersey: Physical Sciences, permanent

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Education

University of Florida (Chemistry Education)

Clemson University (Master's)

University of Virginia (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor — Thomas has tutored our son in Physics, and he is a great teacher. He is punctual and gets to work immediately. His explanations are very thorough and he is enthusiastic about the topic. He also makes the student feel capable of mastering a very difficult subject. I highly recommend him! ...

— Ana from Falls Church, VA on 5/17/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 10 miles of Mc Lean, VA 22101.

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