Math is a Piece of Cake
Math is a Piece of Cake
Before a career in the US Army defense organization TRADOC, I was a middle school and high school mathematics teacher and coach in Iowa for six years. I taught courses ranging from remedial math to algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I also regularly applied upper level mathematics in my duties as an Operations Research Analyst in federal service. I adjust my style of tutoring to the needs and abilities of my students, much the same way as a coach develops a game plan according to the...
Before a career in the US Army defense organization TRADOC, I was a middle school and high school mathematics teacher and coach in Iowa for six years. I taught courses ranging from remedial math to algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I also regularly applied upper level mathematics in my duties as an Operations Research Analyst in federal service. I adjust my style of tutoring to the needs and abilities of my students, much the same way as a coach develops a game plan according to the abilities of his players. The patience and understanding I exhibit has been demonstrated by the success my sons have attained, earning engineering degrees at Texas Tech University, and graduate level degrees at Johns Hopkins University.
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Tom was great. My daughter Hailey gave him two thumbs up and after just one session she was able to have the light bulb go off for pre-ap Algebra II. I am so grateful that he could accommodate such short notice and come to our house to help her! We will definitely use him from now on with all her tutoring in math.Liz, 5 lessons with Tom
My son really liked Tom and he typically does not like anyone. We have used numerous tutors sporadically over the years but never found anyone he liked enough to see consistently. He didn’t do well on his last test Friday and we needed to prepare for a final for Tuesday in geometry. Not only did he respond quickly, but made himself available at the last minute and on a Sunday! I truly appreciated it because I was in panic mode not being to help son in a subject I don’t recall/. understand. I did not want to leave son to have to review everything right before his final. He was also able to narrow down the actual issue...which was not that he didn’t understand the concept, but that he wasn’t taking the time to actually read the question and answer specifically. Thank you Tom! I highly recommend him!Brigitte, 1 lesson with Tom
Helpful and patient!
Tom was very patient and thorough. We will be working with him again. He took the time to explain the relationships between the concepts and how they relate.Derek, 11 lessons with Tom
Our son enjoyed Mr. Tom and the methods he utilized. He was very helpful and answered all my questions and concerns. We would most definitely work with him again. Based off today’s experience I would recommend him.Natasha, 1 lesson with Tom
Very knowledgeable and skilled Tutor!
Tom is very flexible with his schedule and has helped my daughter in multiple math subjects. He is patient and easy to understand. My daughter's grade in Alg II is now and A and has gotten A's on her most recent Geometry tests! Greatly improved throughout this year working with Tom.Kathy, 16 lessons with Tom
Tom really helped me to understand liner regression. I have worked with Tom in the past and he is a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable and takes time to explain a problem. If you need a tutor look no further. Thanks, Tom.Lori, 7 lessons with Tom
Tom helped my son understand the concepts he needed to complete his algebra work. Tom was thorough, patient and very knowledgeable! We so appreciate the time he spent with my son and we will definitely be calling on him again for help in the future.Tish, 1 lesson with Tom
Knowledgeable and a great tutor
Tom took the time to help me with several problems. He is very patient and explains each problem so you have a better understanding once you are done. I would highly recommend Tom and I will be using him again.Lori, 4 lessons with Tom
Tom really spent time with my daughter to understand her weakness with fractions. It helped calm her nerves before her test and she knows what she needs to focus on.Alex, 1 lesson with Tom
Rom was well prepared. He was easy to work with. He met the goal of what was trying to be accomplished. He was patient. We’ll use him again! He’s very helpful.Tamara, 3 lessons with Tom