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Tom L.

Gainesville, GA

$100/hour

Tom - College Math Instructor and SAT/ACT Book Author

In-person lessons
2750+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/18/12
4.9 average from 659 ratings
Amazing Math tutor!
— Angie, Cumming, GA on 3/13/13

$100/Hour


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University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Management Systems
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
MBA

Education

University of Nevada - Las Vegas (Management Systems)

University of Nevada - Las Vegas (MBA)

About Tom

In addition to decades of business experience, I have over 20 years of experience teaching, tutoring, and coaching students from age 5 to adults primarily in the subjects of Math (including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics among others) and SAT/ACT test prep. I am currently a college Math instructor, and I am a former member of MENSA and a published author, including a recent book published on advanced test taking techniques for the SAT and ACT. I have tutored and coached baseball on an individual basis and for teams. I am a member of the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame in baseball. I have also made a living for several years playing poker (a practical use of math and observation skills).

All of the teaching/tutoring/coaching that I do is very much "hands on". I have "been there and done that", and I've found the best way to learn is by doing as long as you are doing it right. That's where I come in. Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. I also make things easier to learn by getting into the mind of the student to know how they relate to the subject and finding the right way to communicate the knowledge.
In addition to decades of business experience, I have over 20 years of experience teaching, tutoring, and coaching students from age 5 to adults primarily in the subjects of Math (including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics among others) and SAT/ACT test prep. I am currently a college Math instructor, and I am a former member of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Gainesville, GA 30504
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazing Math tutor!"

- Angie, Cumming, GA on 3/13/13

"Great job preparing for ACT"

- Diana, Dacula, GA on 9/7/17

"Great preparation for the ACT!"

- Stephanie, Flowery Branch, GA on 8/17/17

"Making progress!"

- Emily, Buford, GA on 8/11/17

"Professional, patient, knowledgeable....perfect!"

- Jim, Gainesville, GA on 8/5/17

"excellent teacher"

- Roger, Lula, GA on 7/15/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Jennifer, Buford, GA on 3/5/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Jean, Buford, GA on 2/14/17

"My student was excited"

- Bonnie, Buford, GA on 10/4/16

"Excellent teacher"

- Destiny, Murrayville, GA on 9/15/16

"EXCELLENT TUTOR!!!"

- Stacey, Auburn, GA on 6/26/16

"Really helped my son"

- Michael, Braselton, GA on 5/9/16

"Best tutor we have ever had."

- Damon, Braselton, GA on 2/3/16

"Absolutely awesome, knowledgeable, Relatable, patient, kind and thorough."

- Stephanie, Gainesville, GA on 2/1/16

"Quick Start in Short Time"

- Trey, Alpharetta, GA on 9/27/15

"Thorough and so very helpful"

- Jan, Braselton, GA on 7/25/15

"Informative and Professional. Great Results."

- JT, Dawsonville, GA on 6/26/14

"Great Tutor"

- Heather, Gainesville, GA on 4/17/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Dana, Buford, GA on 4/3/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Elina, Buford, GA on 3/12/14

"Wonderful Experience!"

- April, Gainesville, GA on 2/22/14

"Connects with the students really well"

- Kelley, Cumming, GA on 2/16/14

"Very knowledgeable"

- Elena, Suwanee, GA on 1/8/14

"Genuinely Cares for Student"

- Marge, Buford, GA on 11/25/13

"Very effective & patient"

- Bob, Buford, GA on 9/11/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Steven, Lawrenceville, GA on 9/9/13

"Off to an excellent start!"

- Angela, Suwanee, GA on 9/5/13

"Prompt and reliable"

- Eileen, Flowery Branch, GA on 4/9/13

"Very patient and knowledgeable."

- Belinda, Richmond Hill, GA on 4/5/13

"He's a keeper!"

- Soroya, Atlanta, GA on 11/7/12

"Well versed and connected well with our son"

- John, Buford, GA on 10/16/12

"Fantastic first session!"

- Ramirra, Suwanee, GA on 3/23/12

"Great experience"

- Matt, Braselton, GA on 2/21/12
Business:
Business
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Poker

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have 20 years of experience in addition to a Masters degree. I also recently published a book on advanced test-taking techniques for the ACT and SAT, including ACT English. My students have averaged a 25% increase over their previous score with some exceeding a 50% increase.

ACT Math

I am currently a college math instructor, and I have tutored math students for over 20 years. I also recently published a book on advanced test-taking techniques for the ACT and SAT. My students have averaged a 25% increase over their previous score with some exceeding a 50% increase.

ACT Reading

I have 20 years of experience in addition to a Masters degree. I also recently published a book on advanced test-taking techniques for the ACT and SAT, including ACT Reading. My students have averaged a 25% increase over their previous score with some exceeding a 50% increase.

Algebra 1

I have a Master's degree in Management Information Systems which relies heavily on math. I had an overall GPA of 3.75 throughout 6 years of college, and my math GPA was 4.0. I also worked as a math tutor to other college students. More importantly, I know how to make learning fun and easy.

Algebra 2

I have a Master's degree in Management Information Systems which relies heavily on math. I had an overall GPA of 3.75 throughout 6 years of college, and my math GPA was 4.0. I also worked as a math tutor to other college students. More importantly, I know how to make learning fun and easy.

Baseball

Member of the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame in baseball. Played second base and shortstop in college. Helped set the NCAA season record for double plays by a team. Career .342 batting average in 4 years of college. 12 years of coaching baseball teams and 4 years working as a tutor & head coach for the Las Vegas Baseball Academy. Expert in hitting, base running, and fielding instruction.

Business

I have an MBA, and I have worked in the business world for 31 years. I have held titles from Analyst to Assistant Vice President. I have owned and operated my own business consulting firm specializing in voice and data communications. I have worked in management, sales, and technical positions in industries such as, Information Technology, Banking, Real Estate, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Marketing, Engineering, and Casino Operations.

GED

I have a Master's degree and over 15 years experience teaching, tutoring, and coaching. I also have many years of experience teaching and training adults. The GED is a worthy accomplishment. I am certified to tutor in all the necessary subjects, and with over 30 years experience in the business world, I relate to adults well.

Geometry

I have a Master's degree in Management Information Systems which relies heavily on math. I had an overall GPA of 3.75 throughout 6 years of college, and my math GPA was 4.0. I also worked as a math tutor to other college students. More importantly, I know how to make learning fun and easy.

Poker

I made my living in Las Vegas for years playing poker. I have also dealt poker in Las Vegas, including the World Series of Poker. I have played against the best in the game.

Precalculus

I have a Master's degree in Management Information Systems which relies heavily on math. I had an overall GPA of 3.75 throughout 6 years of college, and my math GPA was 4.0 (including Trigonometry). I also worked as a math tutor to other college students. More importantly, I know how to make learning fun and easy.

SAT Math

I am currently a college math instructor, and I have tutored math students for over 20 years. I also recently published a book on advanced test-taking techniques for the SAT and ACT. My students have averaged a 25% increase over their previous score with some exceeding a 50% increase.

SAT Reading

I recently published a book on advanced test-taking techniques for the ACT and SAT. My students have averaged a 25% increase over their previous score with some exceeding a 50% increase.

SAT Writing

I have a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). I am also a published author. I have worked as a tutor and teacher, but more importantly, I know how to make learning fun and easy.

Trigonometry

I have a Master's degree in Management Information Systems which relies heavily on math. I had an overall GPA of 3.75 throughout 6 years of college, and my math GPA was 4.0 (including Trigonometry). I also worked as a math tutor to other college students. More importantly, I know how to make learning fun and easy.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Management Systems
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
MBA

Education

University of Nevada - Las Vegas (Management Systems)

University of Nevada - Las Vegas (MBA)

Amazing Math tutor!

We had recently moved to Georgia and our daughter was struggling with the dramatic change in the Math curriculum. After trying several options, this was our last resort. In a few short sessions, she went from a failing grade to a 95% on her last test. I can't thank Tom enough for what he has done. Not only have her grades improved, but her self confidence in her Math abilities has climbed as w

— Angie, Cumming, GA on 3/13/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 20 miles of Gainesville, GA 30504.