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Seton Hall University (Education)
Kean University (Master's)
University of Pennsylvania (Other)
Hi my name is Tom. I hold BS, MA, and Specialist degrees in education.
I have used these degrees for 20-plus years teaching students in elementary school through college. I also have many years of experience in the education administrative fields. I have served in the capacity of Math and Science Coach, Assistant Principal, Principal,and Assistant Superintendent.
My main areas of expertise lie in Math and Sciences. I am however, highly qualified to tutor in Study Skills and Test Preparation for the CRCT, ACT, and SAT.
As a tutor for your child, I am dedicated to their academic improvement and success. I recognize and accept that each child has their own learning style. I will individualize my tutoring approach based on your child's needs. I pride myself in being very patient and maintaining an upbeat atmosphere of encouragement. I believe this approach builds a strong (can-do)attitude that leads to your child's academic success.
I look forward to working with your child and successfully strengthening their academic skills. Hi my name is Tom. I hold BS, MA, and Specialist degrees in education.
I have used these degrees for 20-plus years teaching students in elementary school through college. I also have many years of experience in the education administrative fields. I have served in the capacity of Math
Mr. Tom is well mannered, patient, and extremely knowledgeable of various school systems. One of the best things was to watch him interpret the skill-sets and thought process of my son. He doesn't try to force a new way of learning on the student. Instead he finds out what works best for the child and builds from that base. I would recommend him without hesitation.
His ability to access weaknesses and how to prepare plans to improve. Looks at results and analyzes category by category. Very patient and shows concern for student improvement.
Mr. F is very patient with Mackenzie. It is very apparent by looking at Mackenzie's grades that Mr. F tutoring is helping her immensely. I have no problem recommending Mr. F to others.
He is very patient and figures out how to make kids learn the way they will understand. He is easy to got in touch either on the phone, text, or email. He always let know what time he will be starting the lesson in advance. I am pleased with the results.
Tom has been very patient with my daughter. He takes the time explaining to her what is wrong and why it is wrong, as well as asking her why her answer was right. Tom has been very flexible and understanding with us when I have had to re-schedule are session due to my work schedule. I would highly recommend Tom!
Tom F excelled as a tutor for our family. My son had taken his SATs and wasn't happy with the results. We hired Tom to prepare him for taking the SATs for a second time. The result was an increase on his Math and Reading scores of 100 pts. each. His Writing score increased by 30 pts. We were very happy with the results. Tom was patient, had productive sessions, was flexible on scheduling and was always on time.
Our experience with Tom F. has been very positive. He is very thorough, upbeat, encouraging, and very helpful. My 17 year-old looks forward to talking with Mr. F and recognizes how highly intelligent Mr. F is. My son even does Mr. F's assignments without nagging!! I can't tell you how much we wish we would have had tutoring from him instead of taking an ACT prep course. I'm sure my son will improve for his upcoming ACT.
I appreciate the fact that he is working with her schedule. He is very encouraging to her and doesn't overload or overwhelm her. He is flexible and always on time.
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I have taught special needs students in areas of ADD/ADHD in all grade levels for over 8 years. I am fully certified in this area in the state of Georgia.
I have had much success in developing an individualized teaching method for ADD/ADHD students and helping them achieve their goals.
I have taught in the special RESA program in Georgia for students that have psychiatric/severe special needs including aspergers, autism, bi-polar for more than 8 years. The grade levels include grades 4 thru 12. I have developed special individualized programs for each of these special needs students. These classes were self contained with no more than 8 students in the class.
I have taught students with autism, aspergers, and other special needs in the Georgia Resa program for more than 8 years. In addition, I have developed and implemented special individualized instructional programs for each of my students. Also, each of my students have been able to achieve many of their life goals as a result of my teachings. I have developed a special trust and bond with each of my students which is primary basis for my success with them.
I have taught Dyslexia students at both the middle and high school levels. More specifically, I have taught Dyslexia students in the RESA Phycho Educational Program in Georgia for 5 years. These students ranged in age from 10 to 17.
I am a certified teacher in Georgia prek-6 in all subjects. I have taught in elementary school for 10 years. My BS degree is in elementary education as well as my Master's. In addition, I also hold a post graduate degree as Educational Specialist.
I am a certified teacher in PreK-5 and have taught language arts including phonics for 10 years. In addition I have taught reading and phonics in middle school for 8 years. All of my teaching includes reading, English, and language arts.
I have a masters degree in education and have minored in Public Speaking.In my positions as math/science coach,Executive Director of Employee Relations, and Assistant Supt., I have been responsible for all in service training programs. I have made hundreds of speaking engagements before adults, students,parents, and school boards. In addition,I have trained students on how to make presentations before their peers and professors. I have performed thee activities for more than 20 years.
I have taught in the RESA psychiatric/special needs program in Georgia for 8 years. These students were all diagnosed with one of the following: Asperger's, autism, bi-polar, split personality, ADD, ADHD as well other unique disorders. My students ranged from 4th through 12th grade. Most of my students read at least 3-4 below their grade level. I also developed special curriculum for each of my students as well as an IEP.
I have a masters degree in education and have taught students how to study and prepare for all types of exams, in all subjects including for state and national exams. In adddition I have tutored hundreds of students preparing for the ACT and SAT entrance exams. I have taught these study skills for more than 20 years as an educator.
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