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Thomas M.

Danbury, CT

$100/hour

Looking to help you with AP History and Social Studies courses

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/18/13
5.0 average from 13 ratings

$100/Hour


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University of New England
History
Mercy College
Master's

Education

University of New England (History)

Mercy College (Master's)

About Thomas

As a teacher in a local high school for the past 10 years, an instructor at another high school's summer program for 3 years, and as an independent tutor, I've met and worked with a wide array of student personalities and ability levels. For each of my 10 years teaching in Putnam County NY, I have added new classes to the ones I've already taught. So far the list of subjects I've taught include (US history regents, Global I and II regents, AP World History, AP US History, Economics, Participation in government, Military History I and II, 1980's through film, Theater Tech, Public Speaking, SAT Prep in English, and Latin American History)

A specialist in Global I and II as well as the NYS regents exams (which I have assisted in grading for 10 years) I have helped many students that initially failed these exams to succeed in a subsequent retake. I have also taught AP World history for the past 10 years, and know the AP exam exceptionally well. I've made a lot of my own materials for students to review. I post notes and review materials online for all my classes, enjoy employing games into my teaching and even had a chance to design my own curriculum for a military history course which I've implemented over the course of 5 years. I was named teacher of the year in 2014 at the high school I teach.

I run multiple after-school activities for students; Model United Nations (a world diplomacy simulation) in which I've taken students to Columbia University in NYC. I also chaperoned a local high school's most recent trip to China, where we visited Beijing and Shanghai and our sister schools there. I have been a technical coordinator for theater as well, building sets for a variety of productions. Working with a crew of over 40 and a cast of 100 can be an education in cooperation and coordination.

For the students and families that come to me for help, I am flexible, patient, and adaptable. I look forward to an opportunity to work with you!
As a teacher in a local high school for the past 10 years, an instructor at another high school's summer program for 3 years, and as an independent tutor, I've met and worked with a wide array of student personalities and ability levels. For each of my 10 years teaching in Putnam County NY, I have added new classes to the ones I've already taught. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group Rates will be lower by 25.00 dollars per student. So that the rate would be 75.00 per student. No Groups larger than 4 please.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Danbury, CT 06810
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Theater
English:
Public Speaking,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
Regents,
SAT Reading
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Business:
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, 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.

American History

I have attended certification classes at Taft over the summer and was accepted for a teaching American history grant in the summer of 2014. I was a national endowment for the humanities scholar at fort ticonderoga in the summer of 2016.

Public Speaking

Over the course of 3 summers, I taught a course in public speaking for gifted NYC students visiting Horace Greeley HS in Chappaqua, NY. I have also spend time on stage acting and singing, and have given a wide variety of public speeches. I feel I am qualified to teach this subject.

Regents

I have graded the January, August, and June administrations of the NYS regents in Global History as well as the US history test since the Fall of 2006. With a population of 1200, I grade roughly 300 tests per subject, per summer, and around 50 per alternate administration.

Social Studies

I have a degree in History (BA) and have remained current in my certification with the state of NY. I have taught social studies for 10 years.

Theater

I have helped to crew, direct, or organize the following shows at the high school or college level: I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change; Beauty and the Beast; Guys and Dolls; Oklahoma; Once Upon a Mattress; Macbeth Did It; 12th Night; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Grease; and many more.

World History

I have attended 4 AP World History Conferences in the past 7 years, and helped to create our current curriculum at the high school. I have taught AP World History for 10 years. I am also the adviser and founder of the Model United Nations club at our high school. It is a growing club with 52 students that specializes in international relations. For the duration of my career so far, I have taught either Global 1 or Global 2 (freshmen and sophomore courses).

University of New England
History
Mercy College
Master's

Education

University of New England (History)

Mercy College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group Rates will be lower by 25.00 dollars per student. So that the rate would be 75.00 per student. No Groups larger than 4 please.

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 20 miles of Danbury, CT 06810.