Tom C.

Fayetteville, AR


Tom C. Math, Computer Programming, History, Accounting

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100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/1/11
4.6 average from 72 ratings
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— Jessica, Fayetteville, AR on 5/11/16


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Hendrix College
French minor in German and Mathematics
Asbury Theological Seminary
Graduate Coursework
Defense Language Institute


Hendrix College (French minor in German and Mathematics)

Asbury Theological Seminary (Graduate Coursework)

Defense Language Institute (Other)

About Tom

I am an experienced and certified teacher in mathematics 7-12 and am in between teaching contracts and available for tutoring again.

I have years of experience in training and tutoring. Second in my high school class in Helena-West Helena, my cumulative GPA in 200 semester hours of college work is 3.81.

My passion is mathematics, and I have professional experience as a Mandarin Chinese translator and a degree in French.

I have also worked as an accountant and GRE/GMAT test preparation tutoring.

The Fayetteville Public Library is the ideal location for tutoring in and around Fayetteville. There is plenty of free parking protected from the weather and there are numerous study rooms and tables.
I am an experienced and certified teacher in mathematics 7-12 and am in between teaching contracts and available for tutoring again.

I have years of experience in training and tutoring. Second in my high school class in Helena-West Helena, my cumulative GPA in 200 semester hours of college work is 3.81.

My passion is
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Travels within 10 miles of Fayetteville, AR 72701
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In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Jessica, Fayetteville, AR on 5/11/16

"Tom is knowledgeable and patient."

- Crystal, Rogers, AR on 9/15/15

"Awesome! Friendly and knowledgeable"

- Cameron, Fayetteville, AR on 9/2/15

"Does not know AP Physics"

- Charlene, Springdale, AR on 12/9/12

"Graet tutor!!"

- Marivel, Farmington, AR on 11/9/12

"Good Tutor"

- Dale, Springdale, AR on 5/28/12

"Very helpful!"

- Rachel, Fayetteville, AR on 4/9/12

"Tom has been a great help!!"

- Irene, Farmington, AR on 4/4/12

"Very knowledgeable and patient!"

- Brian, Rogers, AR on 2/29/12
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Discrete Math,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra, Logic,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Astronomy, Chemistry,
Elementary Science, Microbiology, Philosophy,
Physical Science, Physiology, Praxis,
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
French, German, Latin, Reading,
American History,
European History, Geography,
Government & Politics, Religion,
World History
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Tax Accounting

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ACT English

I can help your teenager prepare for the ACT English test in the areas of usage/mechanics (punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure) and rhetorical skills (strategy, organization, style).

ACT Math

I am experienced in tutoring all of the course covered on the ACT Math test: pre-algebra and elementary algebra, intermediate algebra and coordinate geometry, and plane geometry and trigonometry.

I can help your teenager excel on the ACT.

ACT Reading

I can help your teenager do well on the ACT Reading test, by reviewing reading in the areas tested: social studies, natural sciences, prose fiction, and humanities.

Algebra 1

I have extensive recent experience tutoring algebra. My lifetime GPA in math is 4.0.

Algebra 2

I have a great deal of experience helping students in the study of quadratic and polynomial equations and trigonometry. My lifetime GPA in math is 4.0.

American History

I'm knowledgeable about the political, military, scientific, economic, and social developments throughout American history. I can help you with application, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking skills.

I am especially adept in the use and application of maps and other graphic evidence of historical events.


I have successfully passed the ASVAB twice; once in high school and once after college. During my 21 years in the military, I saw how the ASVAB is used in helping to determine what job specialty a Soldier is trained and employed in.

I am familiar with all parts of the ASVAB and my vast military experience allows me to decipher the complex requirements of a particular specialty a young person is interested in. I can help them strengthen their weak areas and polish their strong points and get the score they need for the job they want.

Bible Studies

I have studied the Bible for more than thirty years, including ten years of Baptist Disciple Training and seven years of Methodist (four in Disciple Bible Study, one Second Coming of Christ, and two in Spiritual Formation).

I have taught in three Methodist and two Baptist churches.


I have over 70 hours of college credit in business. I have in-depth knowledge gained from owning two businesses. I am a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honor Organization for Financial Information Students and Professionals.


I received a grade of A on the course in C programming at the National Cryptologic School, Fort Meade, Maryland. The NCS operates under the Government Employees Training Act and applicable Department of Defense directives. It provides training in cryptology and related activities to military and civilian personnel of the U.S. government. NCS courses are certified by the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service.


I have completed coursework and been recognized with awards for professional programing in C++, C, and UNIX shell.


Calculus is my favorite college mathematics class. It is challenging, but with a little assistance you can do well.
Let me be the help you need.


Chemistry is a stepping stone to rewarding careers. I can help you keep from stumbling over atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gases, liquids, solids, equilibrium, acids, bases, energy, enthalpy, electrochemistry, quantum mechanics, atomic theory, bonding, kinetics, solutions, elements, and the introduction to organic and biochemistry.


I have played chess for over forty years, against the highest ranking players in the state. I have read a multitude of books on chess and can help anyone learn to play.


I completed the one-year full-time Mandarin Chinese language course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Our training included reading and writing (Chinese characters and Roman-ized pinyin alphabet), conversation and listening to audio tapes. In my 21 year military career I did translation and supervised the preparation of Chinese language training material.

I have all my textbooks and many audio tapes to aid in learning the language. I would love to share this beautiful language with students.


I have a liberal arts degree (Bachelor of Arts with Honors) from Hendrix College. I also have ten years of experience teaching classics. I have a broad knowledge of classical period and the sub-disciplines of philology, archaeology, art history, philosophy, civilization and history.

Computer Programming

I have been a programmer for thirty years with experience in BASIC, Pascal, C, C++, and Visual Basic. College course work with grades of A has been in C, Bourne (UNIX) Shell, C++, and Visual Basic.NET.

Computer Science

I have worked with computers for thirty years. I am familiar with UNIX, DOS, and Windows operating systems. I have taken numerous computer science courses.

Discrete Math

I have done professional work in computer programming and cryptography and am familiar with the fields of discrete math including theoretical computer science, information theory, logic, set theory, combinatorics, graph theory, probability, number theory, algebra, game theory, decision theory, and utility theory.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a substitute teacher with the Fayetteville School District, and have extensive experience with K-6th grade classes.

I approach new students with an assessment based on the state benchmarks for their grade level. Gauging how comfortable they are in working the problems, I design the lessons to address their weaknesses and bolster their confidence.

"Very knowledgeable and patient" is how one of my students has described me. I am patient and am able to explain material in various ways until students understand. Several people, including university professors, have told me that I am one of few people with a natural ability to teach. I easily establish rapport with small children and can teach any age of student.

Elementary Math

I have helped several students and future teachers with their elementary math.
Math is my favorite subject and am skilled in being able to explain difficult concepts and procedures in simple terms so that students can understand them.


In addition to learning three foreign languages, French, German, and Mandarin Chinese, I have helped speakers of Chinese and Spanish to improve their ability to read, write, and converse in English.

My experience in learning languages helps me to understand the difficulties others have in learning English as a second language.


Geography includes physical geography--understanding the relationship of humans to their physical environment. I can help you or your teenager understand it as well as human geography--how humans have adapted the earth. My career of government service has given me a good perspective on the various ways that humans have civilized and developed cultures throughout the world.


Geometry is my favorite high school math class. I did not just accept what the textbook said, but worked through the proofs to understand completely.

I can help you with your geometry. I am comfortable explaining points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, polygons, and Cartesian geography.


In addition to the classical study of logic in Greece, I have excelled in many courses in mathematics and computer programming.

I have programmed in Pascal the solution to a logic problem - thus demonstrating grasp of all the steps required in logic.


My study of philosophy began in the freshman honors course at Hendrix College: Views of Man and the World in Western Thought.

It continued in my liberal arts education and in my reading and study throughout adult life.

My perspective can help you to understand ideas and terminology that may be unfamiliar.


I have experience taking and tutoring the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). I have successfully passed the Praxis I (Reading, Writing, Math) test and two Praxis II subject exams.


I have helped several students succeed in math classes preparing them for the study of algebra. My lifetime GPA in math is 4.0.


I studied precalculus in high school and calculus in college, and have tutored students in the topics of precalculus: functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, systems of equalities and inequalities, matrices and determinants, sequences, series, and probability, and analytic geometry.

Public Speaking

In addition to college coursework in public speaking, I have over thirty years of experience in speaking to small and large groups on various subjects. Engagements have included a talk on a scientific expedition to an international audience. I have given daily briefings on organization's operational status to key leaders. I have spoken to large groups giving informative and persuasive speeches.


Reading is my favorite activity, and read in several languages: English, French, German, Mandarin Chinese.

I can help young people who struggle with reading whether it is morphemes and phonemes, synonyms and antonyms, similes and metaphors, or Greek and Latin root words.


I have studied theology in college and have served in churches in multiple denominations.


In addition to several courses in speech in high school and college, I have completed a twenty-one year career of public service. Speeches delivered included informative and persuasive speeches. Audiences ranged from one or two informal listeners to groups of 100+ international representatives.

Study Skills

I have worked nearly 500 hours as a substitute teacher in grades K-12, helping many students improve their study skills.

My tutoring experience of nearly 200 hours with students from 10 to 40 years old has allowed me to develop an understanding of how to help students improve their study skills.

Tax Accounting

I have four years professional tax preparation experience and am registered with the IRS.

I have interviewed clients and prepared individual (Form 1040), corporate (Form 1120), and partnership (Form 1065) income tax returns including Schedules A (Itemized Deductions), C (Profit or Loss from Business), D (Capital Gains and Losses), E (Supplemental Income and Loss), F (Profit or Loss from Farming), M (Making Work Pay), and SE (Self-Employment).

Hendrix College
French minor in German and Mathematics
Asbury Theological Seminary
Graduate Coursework
Defense Language Institute


Hendrix College (French minor in German and Mathematics)

Asbury Theological Seminary (Graduate Coursework)

Defense Language Institute (Other)

Great tutor

Tom is very patient and very knowledgeable. When I don't understand something he explains it as many ways as possible until it makes sense. I am very bad at math and he is very patient when it comes to me asking questions and not understanding.

— Jessica, Fayetteville, AR on 5/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 10 miles of Fayetteville, AR 72701.