Reading, Math, Writing, ACT, SAT, SSAT, ASVAB

Thomas H.
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Reading, Math, Writing, ACT, SAT, SSAT, ASVAB

Thomas H.
I am a full-time tutor with over 10 years of experience tutoring students from 1st-grade level up to college level in Honolulu and online. I tutor a multitude of subjects, including English reading and writing, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, geography, and standardized tests, such as the ACT, SSAT, and ASVAB. I also help students to overcome learning obstacles on their way to acquiring specific skills. My focus is on understanding each student's own learning goals and how he or she likes to...

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GRE

Grammar,
#### Grammar

Grammar is a critical part of the English language. Grammar governs the organization and structure of English communication. Grammar topics that I tutor include parts of speech, verb tenses, types of pronouns, punctuation, possessives, clauses, and phrases. I have tutored numerous students in Grammar over the past several years.

Proofreading,
#### Proofreading

I have proofread for my students many essays, homework assignments, stories, projects, and reports, of various grade levels- up to graduate school level- for spelling, syntax, word choice, punctuation, grammar, and both MLA and APA style documentation. Furthermore, I also work as a freelance writer and editor on the side, so I have had much experience proofreading web copy, resumes, manuscripts, business proposals, and more as well.

Statistics
Grammar,
#### Grammar

Grammar is a critical part of the English language. Grammar governs the organization and structure of English communication. Grammar topics that I tutor include parts of speech, verb tenses, types of pronouns, punctuation, possessives, clauses, and phrases. I have tutored numerous students in Grammar over the past several years.

Reading,
#### Reading

Reading is a fundamental skill that I have had much experience teaching in the past 10+ years. I have taught reading to students from kindergarten level to graduate school level. Whether the students were in school or adult non-native English readers, I have helped them to improve their pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and ability to retain critical information.

Vocabulary
ACT English,
#### ACT English

The English section tests the student’s knowledge of grammar, punctuation, usage, mechanics, style, organization, and rhetorical strategy. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

ACT Reading,
#### ACT Reading

The ACT is a college admissions test that contains English, Math, Reading, and Science sections, plus an optional Writing section, which consists of a scored essay. The Reading section tests the student’s reading comprehension, inference skills, ability to locate details, summarization skills, and ability to retain critical information. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

English,
#### English

Fluency in English is important for many people both born in the United States and other countries. I have tutored many students of all ages and skill levels in English in both the verbal and written form, in expressing oneself as well as understanding others, over the years. I teach a wide variety of English topics, including reading, writing, speaking, and test taking.

Grammar,
#### Grammar

Grammar is a critical part of the English language. Grammar governs the organization and structure of English communication. Grammar topics that I tutor include parts of speech, verb tenses, types of pronouns, punctuation, possessives, clauses, and phrases. I have tutored numerous students in Grammar over the past several years.

Proofreading,
#### Proofreading

I have proofread for my students many essays, homework assignments, stories, projects, and reports, of various grade levels- up to graduate school level- for spelling, syntax, word choice, punctuation, grammar, and both MLA and APA style documentation. Furthermore, I also work as a freelance writer and editor on the side, so I have had much experience proofreading web copy, resumes, manuscripts, business proposals, and more as well.

Reading,
#### Reading

Reading is a fundamental skill that I have had much experience teaching in the past 10+ years. I have taught reading to students from kindergarten level to graduate school level. Whether the students were in school or adult non-native English readers, I have helped them to improve their pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and ability to retain critical information.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

The Reading section tests the student’s fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding of syntax and grammar, textual analysis, command of evidence, inferences, summarization, and retention of critical information. I have taught numerous SAT Reading students in the past few years.

SAT Writing,
#### SAT Writing

The SAT Writing and Language section is comprised of improving sentences, improving paragraphs, and identifying sentence error questions. Concepts tested include command of evidence, word choice, flow, subject-verb agreement, punctuation, verb tense, and parallel construction. I have tutored countless students in SAT Writing in the past few years.

Writing,
#### Writing

Writing is a fundamental skill that I have had much experience both teaching and practicing over the past several years. I have tutored writing to students from kindergarten level to graduate school level, in topics such as grammar, word choice, punctuation, usage, sentence structure, and both MLA and APA style. I work as a freelance writer and editor on the side, so I have produced and edited much web copy, resumes, manuscripts, business proposals, and more over the years as well.

Vocabulary
Geography
#### Geography

Geography is the study of the Earth and how people interact with it. It includes both human geography and physical geography. Geography topics that I have tutored include meteorology, maps, oceanography, and earth science. I have tutored a few students in Geography in the past several years.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Algebra, one of the fundamental areas of mathematics, is a logic system that uses symbols to represent relationships between quantities. It is used to solve all sorts of problems, from accounting to manufacturing. Algebra topics that I tutor include nomenclature, inequalities, word problems, quadratics, substitutions, rational expressions and equations, systems of equations, and many more, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. I have tutored many students in Algebra over the past several years.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the fundamental areas of mathematics. Algebra is a logic system that uses symbols to represent relationships between quantities. Algebra is used to solve all sorts of problems, from accounting to manufacturing. Algebra topics that I tutor include nomenclature, inequalities, word problems, quadratics, substitutions, rational expressions and equations, systems of equations, and many more, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. I have tutored many students in Algebra over the past few years.

English,
#### English

Fluency in English is important for many people both born in the United States and other countries. I have tutored many students of all ages and skill levels in English in both the verbal and written form, in expressing oneself as well as understanding others, over the years. I teach a wide variety of English topics, including reading, writing, speaking, and test taking.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental branch of mathematics covered in elementary, intermediate, and high school, college, and training for many careers. Geometry topics that I tutor include points, lines, circles, polygons, graphing, angles, transformations, area, volume, and perimeter, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. The ideas of geometry are practical in many everyday applications, including construction, design, machinery, sports, and security. I have tutored countless students in Geometry over the past several years.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Prealgebra refers to the collection of mathematics concepts that students should know before learning algebra. Topics include arithmetic, number theory, negative numbers, fractions, percent, decimals, order of operations, factorization, multiples, exponents, and properties of operations. I have tutored many students in prealgebra over the past several years.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Precalculus refers to the collection of mathematics concepts that students should know before learning calculus. Topics include algebra, trigonometry, sets, complex numbers, various kinds of functions, vectors, matrices, limits, and more. I have tutored several students in precalculus over the past several years.

Reading,
#### Reading

Reading is a fundamental skill that I have had much experience teaching in the past 10+ years. I have taught reading to students from kindergarten level to graduate school level. Whether the students were in school or adult non-native English readers, I have helped them to improve their pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and ability to retain critical information.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

The SAT is a college admissions test that contains Reading, Math, and Writing and Language sections, plus an optional Essay section. The Math section tests the student’s knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, algebra, functions, measurements, word problems, percents, ratios, proportions, exponents, absolute value, graphing, fractions, decimals, statistics, probability, and trigonometry. I have tutored numerous students in the SAT over the past few years.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

The Reading section tests the student’s fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding of syntax and grammar, textual analysis, command of evidence, inferences, summarization, and retention of critical information. I have taught numerous SAT Reading students in the past few years.

Writing,
#### Writing

Writing is a fundamental skill that I have had much experience both teaching and practicing over the past several years. I have tutored writing to students from kindergarten level to graduate school level, in topics such as grammar, word choice, punctuation, usage, sentence structure, and both MLA and APA style. I work as a freelance writer and editor on the side, so I have produced and edited much web copy, resumes, manuscripts, business proposals, and more over the years as well.

Calculus,
Statistics
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

The Math section tests the student’s knowledge of pre-algebra, graphs, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Algebra, one of the fundamental areas of mathematics, is a logic system that uses symbols to represent relationships between quantities. It is used to solve all sorts of problems, from accounting to manufacturing. Algebra topics that I tutor include nomenclature, inequalities, word problems, quadratics, substitutions, rational expressions and equations, systems of equations, and many more, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. I have tutored many students in Algebra over the past several years.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the fundamental areas of mathematics. Algebra is a logic system that uses symbols to represent relationships between quantities. Algebra is used to solve all sorts of problems, from accounting to manufacturing. Algebra topics that I tutor include nomenclature, inequalities, word problems, quadratics, substitutions, rational expressions and equations, systems of equations, and many more, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. I have tutored many students in Algebra over the past few years.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental branch of mathematics covered in elementary, intermediate, and high school, college, and training for many careers. Geometry topics that I tutor include points, lines, circles, polygons, graphing, angles, transformations, area, volume, and perimeter, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. The ideas of geometry are practical in many everyday applications, including construction, design, machinery, sports, and security. I have tutored countless students in Geometry over the past several years.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Prealgebra refers to the collection of mathematics concepts that students should know before learning algebra. Topics include arithmetic, number theory, negative numbers, fractions, percent, decimals, order of operations, factorization, multiples, exponents, and properties of operations. I have tutored many students in prealgebra over the past several years.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Precalculus refers to the collection of mathematics concepts that students should know before learning calculus. Topics include algebra, trigonometry, sets, complex numbers, various kinds of functions, vectors, matrices, limits, and more. I have tutored several students in precalculus over the past several years.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

The SAT is a college admissions test that contains Reading, Math, and Writing and Language sections, plus an optional Essay section. The Math section tests the student’s knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, algebra, functions, measurements, word problems, percents, ratios, proportions, exponents, absolute value, graphing, fractions, decimals, statistics, probability, and trigonometry. I have tutored numerous students in the SAT over the past few years.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the section of geometry that studies functions derived from relationships between triangle angles and sides and calculates unknown angles and sides when enough other elements of the triangle are known. It is usually taught in high school or college, is a frequently required prerequisite course to calculus, and has practical applications in astronomy, navigation, and surveying, among other fields. I have tutored several students in trigonometry over the past several years.

Calculus,
Probability,
Statistics
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Algebra, one of the fundamental areas of mathematics, is a logic system that uses symbols to represent relationships between quantities. It is used to solve all sorts of problems, from accounting to manufacturing. Algebra topics that I tutor include nomenclature, inequalities, word problems, quadratics, substitutions, rational expressions and equations, systems of equations, and many more, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. I have tutored many students in Algebra over the past several years.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the fundamental areas of mathematics. Algebra is a logic system that uses symbols to represent relationships between quantities. Algebra is used to solve all sorts of problems, from accounting to manufacturing. Algebra topics that I tutor include nomenclature, inequalities, word problems, quadratics, substitutions, rational expressions and equations, systems of equations, and many more, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. I have tutored many students in Algebra over the past few years.

English,
#### English

Fluency in English is important for many people both born in the United States and other countries. I have tutored many students of all ages and skill levels in English in both the verbal and written form, in expressing oneself as well as understanding others, over the years. I teach a wide variety of English topics, including reading, writing, speaking, and test taking.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental branch of mathematics covered in elementary, intermediate, and high school, college, and training for many careers. Geometry topics that I tutor include points, lines, circles, polygons, graphing, angles, transformations, area, volume, and perimeter, as well as all related and prerequisite concepts. The ideas of geometry are practical in many everyday applications, including construction, design, machinery, sports, and security. I have tutored countless students in Geometry over the past several years.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Prealgebra refers to the collection of mathematics concepts that students should know before learning algebra. Topics include arithmetic, number theory, negative numbers, fractions, percent, decimals, order of operations, factorization, multiples, exponents, and properties of operations. I have tutored many students in prealgebra over the past several years.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Precalculus refers to the collection of mathematics concepts that students should know before learning calculus. Topics include algebra, trigonometry, sets, complex numbers, various kinds of functions, vectors, matrices, limits, and more. I have tutored several students in precalculus over the past several years.

Writing,
#### Writing

Writing is a fundamental skill that I have had much experience both teaching and practicing over the past several years. I have tutored writing to students from kindergarten level to graduate school level, in topics such as grammar, word choice, punctuation, usage, sentence structure, and both MLA and APA style. I work as a freelance writer and editor on the side, so I have produced and edited much web copy, resumes, manuscripts, business proposals, and more over the years as well.

Calculus,
Statistics
ACT Science
#### ACT Science

The Science section tests the student’s ability to comprehend science passages, interpret data, locate details, and familiarity with experimental conventions. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

The SAT is a college admissions test that contains Reading, Math, and Writing and Language sections, plus an optional Essay section. The Math section tests the student’s knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, algebra, functions, measurements, word problems, percents, ratios, proportions, exponents, absolute value, graphing, fractions, decimals, statistics, probability, and trigonometry. I have tutored numerous students in the SAT over the past few years.

ACT English,
#### ACT English

The English section tests the student’s knowledge of grammar, punctuation, usage, mechanics, style, organization, and rhetorical strategy. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

The Math section tests the student’s knowledge of pre-algebra, graphs, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

ACT Reading,
#### ACT Reading

The ACT is a college admissions test that contains English, Math, Reading, and Science sections, plus an optional Writing section, which consists of a scored essay. The Reading section tests the student’s reading comprehension, inference skills, ability to locate details, summarization skills, and ability to retain critical information. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

ACT Science,
#### ACT Science

The Science section tests the student’s ability to comprehend science passages, interpret data, locate details, and familiarity with experimental conventions. I have tutored many students in the ACT in the past few years.

ASVAB,
#### ASVAB

The ASVAB is a battery of multiple choice tests that the United States military uses to determine qualification to enlist in as well as suitability for a variety of positions within the military. The nine ASVAB tests are General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, and Assembling Objects. In particular, the AFQT score, a combination of the Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge scores, is used to determine qualification in enlisting in the military, while certain scores from the nine tests are used in some combination to determine suitability for particular occupations. I have tutored numerous students in the ASVAB over the past several years.

Praxis,
#### Praxis

I have taken the Praxis 1 (now called the Praxis Core) exam and the Praxis 2 (now called the Praxis Subject Assessments) exam in Mathematics: Content Knowledge (the high school Math teacher knowledge test) myself. I scored 186/182/190 on the Praxis 1 (when the maximum score for each section used to be 190) and a 170 on the math Praxis 2 (top 15 percentile). I have also tutored several students on aspects of the Praxis exams over the last few years.

PSAT,
#### PSAT

The PSAT is a preliminary version of the better-known SAT test. The PSAT is most commonly used to determine qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT contains Math, Reading, and Writing and Language sections. I have tutored a few students in the PSAT in the past several years.

SAT Reading,
#### SAT Reading

The Reading section tests the student’s fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding of syntax and grammar, textual analysis, command of evidence, inferences, summarization, and retention of critical information. I have taught numerous SAT Reading students in the past few years.

SAT Writing,
#### SAT Writing

The SAT Writing and Language section is comprised of improving sentences, improving paragraphs, and identifying sentence error questions. Concepts tested include command of evidence, word choice, flow, subject-verb agreement, punctuation, verb tense, and parallel construction. I have tutored countless students in SAT Writing in the past few years.

SSAT,
#### SSAT

The SSAT is an admissions test used to determine placement in private and independent elementary, intermediate, and high schools. There are three versions of the test: Elementary, Middle, and Upper. Each version is of a different degree of difficulty, but they all contain Quantitative (math), Reading, and Verbal (vocabulary) sections, as well as an unscored writing sample. I have tutored many students in the SSAT over the past several years.

GED,
GRE
## Great job!

He started with teaching grammar and was very helpful! He also asked my son when he planned on taking his test to help format the lessons. He had good structure and explained things well according to my son.

Seounghee, 3 lessons with Thomas

## Thorough and Patient Tutor

Grateful for the seasoned expertise and as required, flexibility. Providing materials for study when schedule conflicts occur is very helpful in maintaining progress.

Timothy, 63 lessons with Thomas

## Excellent tutor

Thomas is doing a great job with my 13-year-old son working on math and English skills. He is patient and knowledgeable and knows test taking strategies. Highly recommended.

Serge, 9 lessons with Thomas

## Knowledgeable and Patient

My son struggles with Math. Transitioning from a public elementary to a private middle school has not been easy for him. Thomas is providing him with the tools needed to help him succeed in Pre-algebra. My son was against a tutor, upon meeting Thomas he is very comfortable. I highly recommend Thomas as a tutor to anyone needing that extra push and help.

RENE, 19 lessons with Thomas

## Great first session

For our first session Thomas assessed my son to see where he was about his understanding of the mathematical concepts. Once he got a better idea of how much my son knew he was able to work with my son teaching him the concepts he needed to know to complete his assignment. My son really likes being tutored by Thomas stating that "he is really smart." So far so good.

April, 16 lessons with Thomas

## Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed goals - recognized current level and made a plan on how to get to our goals. Highly recommend Thomas to help you achieve what you are trying to get to.

Stan, 58 lessons with Thomas

## Excellent tutor

We are so happy with Thomas. He is always well prepared and ever patient, going over concepts and pushing the fundamentals.

Ethan and Natalie, 496 lessons with Thomas

## Very patient.

Thomas is able to help our son with his education in a manner that we as parents can't. He is patient with him and seems to know whether our son grasps the material or not and what to do and say to help him. Having Thomas in our home once a week for a few hours has been a gift to our whole family!

Wendy, 28 lessons with Thomas

## The best math tutor ever

Thomas has been working with my daughter for only a few short weeks. When he first began, her class was already 3/4 of the year into Algebra 2, and she had only had 2 weeks of classroom time. Now, after about eleven (11) sections, she has not only caught up with her class, but have gone ahead of her class. Thomas is very dedicated to making sure that each subject is taught thoroughly and he will not move on until the student has had a good grasp on that topic. He has been a god sent for us. Thank you so very much Thomas.

Sophia, 11 lessons with Thomas