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Tom - College Math Instructor and SAT/ACT Book Author

Tom - College Math Instructor and SAT/ACT Book Author

$49/hour

  • 2,835 hours tutoring

  • Gainesville, GA 30504

About Tom


Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $49
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Gainesville, GA 30504
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/18/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business

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.

Corporate Training

Business

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.

English

ACT English,

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 Reading,

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.
SAT Reading,

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

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Precalculus,

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,

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

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.

Math

ACT Math,

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.
Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Precalculus,

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,

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.
Trigonometry

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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Precalculus

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.

Sports/Recreation

Baseball,

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.
Poker

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
GED,

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,

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.
SAT Math

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.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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,

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.
GED,

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.
SAT Math,

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,

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

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.

Resources

Tom has shared 2 answers and 6 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (662 ratings)
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Reviews


Fabulous tutor

Tom has been very patient & explains my daughters pre cal in way that it clicks with her learning and also talking about her ACT. Very thankful and grateful we were able make our schedules work. Thx Tom

Vanessa, 2 lessons with Tom

Great job preparing for ACT

My daughter worked with Tom to review Math and test taking skills for the ACT. She thought he did a great job and she is hoping to raise her score. He was reliable, and helped her locate which weak math areas to work on. I would definitely recommend Tom for any math or Test prep needs.

Diana, 3 lessons with Tom

Great preparation for the ACT!

Tom has met with my daughter twice now, and we couldn't be more pleased. He is friendly, patient, and kind. He also explains everything very clearly and simply. Tom has created a game plan for all of my daughter's sessions with him between now and the ACT. The student walks away feeling encouraged and equipped for success on the test. FYI, for the ACT, Tom suggested that each session be 2 hours long. They're lengthy, but he keeps thing interesting and engaging. This tutoring experience is already worth the time and investment, and my daughter is looking forward to practicing more with Tom, then attacking the test next month.

Stephanie, 5 lessons with Tom

Making progress!

After 3 lessons, we're already seeing an improvement in math practice scores! Looking forward to the next ACT test. Tom is very motivating and encouraging.

Emily, 6 lessons with Tom

Professional, patient, knowledgeable....perfect!

Tom has been exactly what we were looking for in a tutor. He is professional, gets to know his student (strengths/weaknesses), sense of humor, patient and explains things in such a way that my daughter understands and grows in confidence. From new strategies for the ACT/SAT to specific skills/knowledge/problem solving, he is outstanding!

Jim, 9 lessons with Tom

excellent teacher

Excellent teacher great attitude very professional, very patient, teaches you step by step and has a great sense of humor 👍

Roger, 2 lessons with Tom

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Tom was GREAT! Meagan felt really comfortable with him, and likes his approach to learning different techniques to help her improve her ACT scores! We're very happy we found Mr. Luna and look forward to a Meagan continuing to work with him.

Jennifer , 4 lessons with Tom

Excellent tutor

Tom is easygoing and patient teaching my sophomore son Geometry while maintaining an infectious enthusiasm. Highly recommended for anyone! He makes it easy to comprehend a difficult subject.

Jean, 33 lessons with Tom

My student was excited

She felt Tom was about to connect with her on her level. I appreciate that he helped her feel confident. Hope the next few lessons go as well as the first.

Bonnie, 6 lessons with Tom

$49/hour

Tom L.

$49/hour

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