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Tom M.

Tom, 40 years' experience tutoring math, arithmetic-pre calculus

Tom, 40 years' experience tutoring math, arithmetic-pre calculus

$50/hour

  • 37 hours tutoring

  • Ojai, CA 93023

About Tom


Bio

In addition to teaching in private schools, I have worked as a math tutor for over forty years, with students ranging from third grade to adult. I have also run the tutoring program for a private school, been a math consultant for a public alternative school, and worked at an educational clinic for children with learning disabilities. I have also volunteered at my daughter's elementary school, and coached their teams for the local Math Super Bowl for the past four years. In high school, I...

In addition to teaching in private schools, I have worked as a math tutor for over forty years, with students ranging from third grade to adult. I have also run the tutoring program for a private school, been a math consultant for a public alternative school, and worked at an educational clinic for children with learning disabilities. I have also volunteered at my daughter's elementary school, and coached their teams for the local Math Super Bowl for the past four years. In high school, I participated in the Occidental College Mathematics Field Day, placing sixth out of 156 students from 3 states. I have loved math since I was in grade school, and I still do.

I especially enjoy the opportunity to work one-on-one with students. There are many who have struggled with math, many of them being taught primarily by memorization, with no underpinning of understanding of the basic concepts involved, often carrying forward anxiety and lack of confidence contributing to their difficulties. Tutoring provides a unique opportunity to build confidence and success, working to help the student understand why the various processes work, often approaching an issue from a number of perspectives until we find one that makes the ideas clear. I have been gratified to find that even with topics I have taught many, many times, each student presents a fresh challenge, and I continue to take great satisfaction if seeing them master a topic they have struggled with.


Education

2 years
math

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Ojai, CA 93023
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/16/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Tom hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent tutor who explains math concepts very well

My son really likes Tom. He is so nice and caring. He also explains math in a way that goes beyond memorization so that my son really understands how the concepts can be applied. Tom is very approachable and said that my son can call him anytime that he has any questions. We are very happy - thanks, Tom!

Gwyer, 10 lessons with Tom

Great Tutor, Teacher, and Man

For some background on myself; I have attended New Mexico Tech, Santa Barbara city College, Villanova Prep, and Ventura College. I have probably had six or more full time Math professors through my college career. Tom M. was able to portray Mathematics to me in a way in which I finally feel I am confident in my skills. Tom is Patient, Helpful, Observant, Caring, and Kind. His understanding of Math goes beyond recitations of formulas and basics. Tom knows Math, and Is able to explain HOW and WHY things are the way they are so that I could grasp a deeper and more universal understanding of concepts and questions. Honestly I have always dreaded Math and for the first time in my life I looked forwards to working on Math because I knew that Tom would be there for me. Thank you Tom for your help, I will always consider you a great teacher and friend.

Paul , 5 lessons with Tom
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Tom M.

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