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Tom O.

Chicago, IL

$70/hr

Tutor most Levels of Math (Including Calculus) and the sciences

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Background check passed as of 9/26/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
186 Ratings
 
 
16hrs Response Time
VERY VERY Helpful!
— Samantha, Denver, CO on 6/15/15

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

About Tom

My Name is Tom O. and I am a 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was a mechanical engineer with Caterpillar for three years and I tutored at Wright College (one of the City Colleges of Chicago) for over five years.

Although I tutor different levels of different courses, I like to approach tutoring from a student's perspective. In this view, I am usually able to reach the student more effectively and patiently without diminishing the efforts of instructors that have to go through the material at a faster pace.

I tutor different levels of mathematics from intermediate algebra to third year calculus (including differential equations and linear algebra). I also tutor different levels of Physics (both calculus and non-calculus based), general inorganic chemistry, and music.
My Name is Tom O. and I am a 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was a mechanical engineer with Caterpillar for three years and I tutored at Wright College (one of the City Colleges of Chicago) for over five years.

Although I tutor different levels of different courses, I like to approach tutoring from a…
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Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60634
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"VERY VERY Helpful!"

- Samantha, Denver, CO on 6/15/15

"A great tutor!"

- Hunter, Broomfield, CO on 7/3/15

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Yvette , Chicago, IL on 1/15/15

"Very effective at keeping the focus on the work at hand"

- Gayle, Oak Park, IL on 1/8/15

"Enthusiastic and Engaging"

- Dan, Oak Park, IL on 11/28/14

"A Professional Tutor "

- Laura, Chicago, IL on 4/27/14

"Amazing Tutor"

- William, Elmwood Park, IL on 10/13/13

"Very Effective"

- Chris, Elkhart, IN on 10/3/13

"Very Patient and Kind"

- Johnathan, Chicago, IL on 10/3/13

"Great tutor, knows how to connect with students."

- Rosa, Chicago, IL on 9/30/13

"Great tutor!"

- Mary, Oak Park, IL on 9/29/13

"Makes Calculus Easy"

- Kevin, Park Ridge, IL on 3/19/13

"Accommodating"

- Nina, Oak Park, IL on 1/31/13

"Excellent follow-up."

- Sam, Chicago, IL on 12/5/12

"Great Tutor"

- Sibel, Oak Park, IL on 10/16/12

"Prompt response and very patient!"

- Margaret, Chicago, IL on 10/2/12

"Excellent tutor."

- Ayoola, Flossmoor, IL on 9/20/12

"Fabulous! A Lifesaver"

- Andrew, Park Ridge, IL on 9/3/12

"Best Tutor Ever"

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- Joseph, Chicago, IL on 2/7/12

"The Greatest Tutor Ever!!!!"

- Denise, Evanston, IL on 1/23/12
Tom replied on 1/23/2012

You and your son are great to work with. I'm glad he did great and I am also looking forward to working with him as well. Thank you.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Music:
Music Theory
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Chemistry, Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Calculus

I am a 2006 Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Illinois. I have taken and excelled at several levels of calculus and I have been tutoring for the last 6 years. I meet students at their level of understanding and break down the material in a way that is basic and relatable to the student. I have helped several students to success in their different calculus classes and hope to help many more.

Differential Equations

I am a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois and took Differential Equations while attending the university. I also currently tutor Differential Equations at Wright College.

Linear Algebra

I am a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois and took Linear Algebra while attending the university. I also currently tutor Linear Algebra at Wright College.

Mechanical Engineering

I am a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois and took several classes pertaining to Mechanical Engineering such as Statics, Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials while attending the university.

Physics

I am a 2006 Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Illinois. I have taken and excelled at several levels of Physics and I have been tutoring physics for the last 6 years. I meet students at their level of understanding and break down the material in a way that is basic and relatable to the student. I have helped several students to success in their different physics classes and hope to help many more.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

VERY VERY Helpful! — I hired Tom O to help me out with my college chemistry course. Before I sought Toms help, chemistry was kicking my butt! Tom took something that seemed so confusing to me and laid it all out in a simple and understandable way. He easily broke everything down and explained it all to me. It's sounds so cliche but he did manage to make it fun. Classes are way more fun when you have confidence in your ...

— Samantha, Denver, CO on 6/15/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60634.

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