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Thore D.

Minneapolis, MN

$65/hr

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Thore has logged over 2000 one-on-one instruction hours, tutoring both academic subjects and standardized tests. Named a National Merit Scholar in 2008, he holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Norwegian from St. Olaf College, graduating summa cum laude and with distinction in both degrees. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor given to roughly one percent of college seniors nationally. While at St. Olaf, Thore worked as an Academic Assistant, helping students who needed extra assistance with study and organizational skills. He also tutored content in Norwegian, music theory, and music history. He received extensive training in tutoring academic mathematics, reading comprehension, and standardized tests from his previous employer, an online tutoring firm. Thore left the company with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating from his students, with top score increases of 9 points on the ACT and 500 points on the SAT. He is happy to have helped a diverse range of students meet their academic and testing goals.

Testimonials

"Thore does not simply teach the ACT, he teaches the ACT to his student."

- Mathew, Minnetonka, MN on 9/30/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Ann, Chanhassen, MN on 8/16/14
Thore replied on 8/17/2014

Your son worked hard and managed this score increase in only seven two-hour sessions. Congratulations and best wishes on the college search!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Nikita, Saint Paul, MN on 8/2/14

"Great Tutor"

- Pat, Chaska, MN on 4/30/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

Ear Training

I hold a B.M. in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. I have two years of general ear training. I have strongly developed sight-singing skills. I have tutored ear training at the Academic Support Center at St. Olaf College.

General Music

B.M. in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. Training included extensive music theory and history. Performed in 9 operatic productions during that time. Long choral experience, including numerous state, regional and national honor choirs during high school.

Music History

I have a B.M. in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. I received multiple A's in music history courses, both survey and advanced level (Baroque music). I have vocal literature/history knowledge as well. I have study abroad experience with history of Norwegian music in Tromsø, Norway.

Voice (Music)

I have a B.M. in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude with distinction. I performed in nine operatic productions during that time. I have long choral experience, including numerous state, regional, and national honor choirs during high school.

St. Olaf College
Music and Norwegian

Education

St. Olaf College (Music and Norwegian)

Thore does not simply teach the ACT, he teaches the ACT to his student. — What I mean by the statement above is that Thore teaches the material in a way that each student can understand it. He truly understood how I was thinking about problems and taught in methods that complemented my thought process. This method of teaching made it easier for me to grasp material and learn how to do the problems faster. For example, my reading scores were low so he had me perform a pa ...

— Mathew, Minnetonka, MN on 9/30/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thore will travel within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55403.


About Thore

Thore has logged over 2000 one-on-one instruction hours, tutoring both academic subjects and standardized tests. Named a National Merit Scholar in 2008, he holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Norwegian from St. Olaf College, graduating summa cum laude and with distinction in both degrees. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor given to roughly one percent of college seniors nationally. While at St. Olaf, Thore worked as an Academic Assistant, helping students who needed extra assistance with study and organizational skills. He also tutored content in Norwegian, music theory, and music history. He received extensive training in tutoring academic mathematics, reading comprehension, and standardized tests from his previous employer, an online tutoring firm. Thore left the company with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating from his students, with top score increases of 9 points on the ACT and 500 points on the SAT. He is happy to have helped a diverse range of students meet their academic and testing goals.

Testimonials

"Thore does not simply teach the ACT, he teaches the ACT to his student."

- Mathew, Minnetonka, MN on 9/30/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Ann, Chanhassen, MN on 8/16/14
Thore replied on 8/17/2014

Your son worked hard and managed this score increase in only seven two-hour sessions. Congratulations and best wishes on the college search!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Nikita, Saint Paul, MN on 8/2/14

"Great Tutor"

- Pat, Chaska, MN on 4/30/14
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Education

St. Olaf College
Music and Norwegian

Education

St. Olaf College (Music and Norwegian)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55403

Thore’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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 Thore D.

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