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Tom S.

Experienced Math Teacher and Tutor

Experienced Math Teacher and Tutor

$50/hour

  • 1,364 hours tutoring

  • Indianapolis, IN 46220

About Tom


Bio

Hello. My name is Tom S., and I would like to help you with your math course or college entrance exams. I have had the privilege of tutoring over 85 students this past four years (with much success) in Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Algebra and SAT/ACT Math. My students typically improve two grade levels, and feel much more confident! My goal for my SAT students is to help them reach their potential, with a goal of improving 100 points on the math portion of the test....

Hello. My name is Tom S., and I would like to help you with your math course or college entrance exams. I have had the privilege of tutoring over 85 students this past four years (with much success) in Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Algebra and SAT/ACT Math. My students typically improve two grade levels, and feel much more confident! My goal for my SAT students is to help them reach their potential, with a goal of improving 100 points on the math portion of the test.

I have also enjoyed teaching Algebra 2 at IUPUI, Pre-Calculus at Herron High School, Middle School Math at Central Catholic School, and currently Algebra 1/Geometry and Design Thinking at Purdue Polytechnic High School. I develop relationships with my students to help them understand mathematical concepts and develop confidence in their own abilities. We'll work together to help you do well in your current math course and to build a solid foundation for the future!

I also believe that learning can be enjoyable...ask any of my 1,000 past and current students. I will work very hard to help you to be successful in your middle school, high school, and college math courses.


Education

University of Connecticut
Engineering
University of Connecticut
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Contact me for more information about reserving time slots on a weekly basis.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/15/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts along the way. I also taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to teaching Algebra 2 for a five year period, I have tutored over four dozen high school and college students with Intermediate Algebra over the past three years with great success!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored ten students this past year in High School Geometry with great success.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had the pleasure to work with half a dozen middle school students this past year taking Pre-algebra. Pre-algebra is a bridge that links middle school math concepts involving short computations to the more process driven algebraic courses. I work with students to develop habits that will help them to be successful with high school math.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been teaching and tutoring the topics on the SAT Math Section and the SAT Level 2 Subject Test for over five years with great success for my students. I will effectively guide you through study guide questions and topics and help you to fill in any gaps in your understanding. You will also be coached on effective test-taking strategies.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been teaching and tutoring the elements on the ACT Math Section Test for over five years with great success for my students. Most of the 60 questions on the Math Section Test are algebra and geometry questions, with four trigonometry questions also included.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts along the way. I also taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to teaching Algebra 2 for a five year period, I have tutored over four dozen high school and college students with Intermediate Algebra over the past three years with great success!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored ten students this past year in High School Geometry with great success.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had the pleasure to work with half a dozen middle school students this past year taking Pre-algebra. Pre-algebra is a bridge that links middle school math concepts involving short computations to the more process driven algebraic courses. I work with students to develop habits that will help them to be successful with high school math.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been teaching and tutoring the topics on the SAT Math Section and the SAT Level 2 Subject Test for over five years with great success for my students. I will effectively guide you through study guide questions and topics and help you to fill in any gaps in your understanding. You will also be coached on effective test-taking strategies.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts along the way. I also taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to teaching Algebra 2 for a five year period, I have tutored over four dozen high school and college students with Intermediate Algebra over the past three years with great success!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored ten students this past year in High School Geometry with great success.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have had the pleasure to work with half a dozen middle school students this past year taking Pre-algebra. Pre-algebra is a bridge that links middle school math concepts involving short computations to the more process driven algebraic courses. I work with students to develop habits that will help them to be successful with high school math.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored many middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts along the way. I also taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In addition to teaching Algebra 2 for a five year period, I have tutored over four dozen high school and college students with Intermediate Algebra over the past three years with great success!
GED,

GED

My well-rounded background and experience working as a teacher and tutor gives me the tools needed to help you prepare for your GED test. I can help refresh your understanding of basic (elementary) concepts, as well as help improve your middle and high school math skills. I will help you to succeed!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored ten students this past year in High School Geometry with great success.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been teaching and tutoring the topics on the SAT Math Section and the SAT Level 2 Subject Test for over five years with great success for my students. I will effectively guide you through study guide questions and topics and help you to fill in any gaps in your understanding. You will also be coached on effective test-taking strategies.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been teaching and tutoring the elements on the ACT Math Section Test for over five years with great success for my students. Most of the 60 questions on the Math Section Test are algebra and geometry questions, with four trigonometry questions also included.
GED,

GED

My well-rounded background and experience working as a teacher and tutor gives me the tools needed to help you prepare for your GED test. I can help refresh your understanding of basic (elementary) concepts, as well as help improve your middle and high school math skills. I will help you to succeed!
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been teaching and tutoring the topics on the SAT Math Section and the SAT Level 2 Subject Test for over five years with great success for my students. I will effectively guide you through study guide questions and topics and help you to fill in any gaps in your understanding. You will also be coached on effective test-taking strategies.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (492 ratings)
5 star
(473)
4 star
(18)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
1 star
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Reviews


Improvement of my son

Improvement is noticeable, thanks to Tom's easy way to explain and make the understanding easier for my son. Definitely highly recommended

Lorena, 9 lessons with Tom

Stop Searching For a Tutor

If you need someone to reach the "hard to reach" student- Tom is your guy. Our son was completely lost and confused and resolved to flunk algebra, again- with Tom's help, he is working independently on his Algebra lessons in summer school, and has made nothing short of MIRACLES happen with Tom's direction and encouragement. The confidence our son has gained is worth every penny!! I am certain he will finally be passing algebra, and with a new found sense of accomplishment and pride. Thanks, Tom.

Kim, 6 lessons with Tom

Only wish we had found Tom sooner!

We have been so incredibly pleased with our daughter's experience working with Tom. We originally sought his services for help with the Math portion of her SAT and after two months of working with him, her SAT math score rose by 50 points. Our daughter asked if she could continue working with him for rest of the school year for Algebra II and ended the school year with a 97 % in the class! Our daughter really enjoyed working with Tom. He helped her not only with with her understanding of the subject matter, but most importantly he helped her gain confidence in herself. After she started working with Tom, we noticed a huge decrease in her frustration level and she stopped saying she wasn't smart in math. We had tried another tutor before Tom, but our daughter didn't feel they explained things well and dreaded her sessions. Choosing Tom to help help her was one of the best decisions we could have made for her and I'm just sorry we didn't find him sooner.

Jennifer, 13 lessons with Tom

Great Tutor!

Tom is an awesome tutor. He takes the time to explain things to my daughter and really listens to what she has to say. She actually looks forward to her time with Tom! She's starting to use problem solving skills to figure things out on her before just giving up. Looking forward to a summer of getting ahead of the game and preparing for 8th grade math next year! Thanks Tom!

DeAndra, 54 lessons with Tom

Best tutor ever!!!

He was very helpful explaining the problems to me in a way that I could understand. He also has a very positive attitude knowing that any problem can be solved. One of the best tutors out there.

Matthew, 22 lessons with Tom

Hopeful First Lesson

My daughter is a self-learner but was having a difficult time with Geometry concepts. Tom made my daughter feel comfortable and hopeful about improving her grades in Geometry!

Madhavi, 64 lessons with Tom

Very good tutor

Very good at explaining things to my daughter and pointing out what she needs to focus on to improve her SAT math score

Candace, 17 lessons with Tom

Fabulous Tutor!

Tom S. Was a fabulous tutor for my son. His knowledge of Geometry is undeniable. He instilled confidence in my son at test time and made doing homework problems a breeze. We will definitely plan on using Tom this coming year for Algebra II and Trigonometry. Thank you Tom for all of your hard work . I would highly recommend Tom S. to anyone in need of a great math tutor.

Kevin, 29 lessons with Tom

Great tutor!

Knowledgeable and patient. Easily accessible and flexible also. My kid loves his teaching and his application of concepts. Would highly recommend !

Satya, 120 lessons with Tom
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$50/hour

Tom S.

$50/hour

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