University of Connecticut (Engineering)
University of Connecticut (Master's)
Hello. My name is Tom S., and I would like to help you with your math course. I have had the privilege of tutoring over 70 students this past two years (with much success) in Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1/2 and 3/4, 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 3/4 at IUPUI for five years with great results, Pre-Calculus at Herron High School, and more recently middle school math at Central Catholic School. I enjoy developing 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. Hello. My name is Tom S., and I would like to help you with your math course. I have had the privilege of tutoring over 70 students this past two years (with much success) in Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1/2 and 3/4, Geometry, Pre-Algebra and SAT/ACT Math. My students typically improve two grade levels, and feel much more confident! My goal for my SAT
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Very good at explaining things to my daughter and pointing out what she needs to focus on to improve her SAT math score
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.
Knowledgeable and patient. Easily accessible and flexible also. My kid loves his teaching and his application of concepts. Would highly recommend !
We got Tom to help our son prep for his Geometry final. My son's biggest problem was a lack of confidence with the subject, and Tom really made him feel more comfortable with the study material leading up to the test. I wish we had done this sooner!
Ending the first semester of her Junior year, my daughter finished with a C in the class and F on her final in math. The work with Tom started right away. I am extremely happy to say that the second semester of the Junior year ended with an A on the final and an A in the class. My daughter swears that Tom was her best ally and teacher. thanks Tom. Next up, improving the SAT math score with a retest!
Tom, thanks for helping Eric, he seems to understand it a lot better in this short amount of time. Will let you know how he does on his Math ECA.
Tom has been tutoring my son in Geometry, for several weeks with wonderful results. Tom is patient and has established a good relationship with my son. He explains the information in a way my son can understand and helps him feel successful in Geometry. I recommend Tom as a tutor and we will be working with him next year for Algebra 2.
My daughter is really struggling with algebra and Tom is taking the time to really find out what she struggles with the most. He going to have her work on those particular things so she can understand what she is doing, before moving on to what's next.
Tom came prepared with worksheets for my son. He was very organized, focused and ready to work. I like that he had my son find his own mistakes and that he gave good advise on better techniques to stay organized. Tom is also very good with communication to parents.
While I have challenges with college Algebra, I do feel more confident approaching homework, and quizzes after working with Tom. He makes it easier to understand. Context is everything!
I needed to increase my SAT score in Math and Tom boosted my score from a 540 to a 670! He was very flexible to meet with me and always easy to connect with. Fantastic tutor! I strongly recommend him!
We are going over things I have been recently covering in Ivy Tech math 136. This week was catch up and I'm looking forward to next week for more test review.
Tom really helps me understand the concepts in math and shows me ways that work best for solving problems. I can tell I am improving in things I once struggled in.
Tom was a wonderful tutor for my son. My son was in danger of flunking Algebra and not graduating! Through Tom's guidance and command of the subject matter he was able to make Algebra understandable to my son. Tom has a great gift of patience and proficiency. My son felt as though he connected with Tom and that he made the subject matter easier to understand. Tom turned a very dire situation of a failing grade to almost a B- in a short period of time. If I need an Algebra tutor for any of my other children I will not hesitate to call Tom. I recommend highly!
Tom S. has been a patient and knowledgeable tutor for my son over the past five months. Tom has helped our thirteen year old in the area of pre-algebra. Tutoring twice per week is a lot for a seventh grader, but Tom's visits were always looked forward to and his help always helped our son gain knowledge of his subject and prepare for tests. We have seen our son's grades improve from last semester. Tom has a good sense of the important fundamentals that must be mastered to move on to Algebra. He has a keen way of having his student identify their process for solving problems. This has helped our son learn the proper techniques for Pre-Algebra. We have appreciated the work Tom has done with our son.
Tom is an excellent tutor. My son was struggling in Geometry but Tom was able to explain difficult concepts in a way that my son could understand. My son's grades improved over the course of the semester and I am planning on requesting Tom next year as my son's tutor for Algebra II.
Since Tom began working alongside my daughter in Geometry, her confidence and understanding have improved, and so have her grades. It is not surprising these days for her to earn an A or A- on a test or quiz, and her average has improved from a C+ to a B+. Tom works patiently with my daughter, who can struggle with staying focused for math, and he seems to have a good sense of humor about things. Most importantly, though, my daughter seems to be retaining what Tom is helping her with. Math is not my daughter's strong suit. She might learn a concept one day, but not be able to recall it the next. Since working with Tom, things seem to be "sticking" much better than before, and that is taking much of my daughter's "math anxiety" away. And, that is a pretty wonderful thing! :)
Tom has been tutoring our son for several months. The initial learning curve was difficult yet our son has now pulled his Algebra II grade up by having high A's and even 100 on his exams. Tom has been able to identify our son's learning style which allows for an effective tutoring session. Our son's success is due to Tom being able to accurately explain the math process as well as allowing positive reinforcement when working on problems. We are thrilled with the outcome. Thank you Tom for being a very effective tutor!!
Tom is very patient and really tries to identify the issue my son was facing. He worked with me to identify and come up with a viable solution to help my son....
Tom has done an outstanding job with my daughter. Not only is he helping her to understand math he is also teaching her good study habits. He always communicates after each lesson by providing a session summary and he is able to teach my daughter based on her own individualized needs. She has responded to him well and just got a 95% (her first A)on her first math test since starting with Tom. I am extremely happy with Tom's work!
Tom has worked very hard with our daughter and our crazy schedule. This past quarter my daughter's geometry grade went from a D to a B. She has gained her confidence back!
When I first went on my search for a math tutor for our daughter, I was looking for someone who was knowledgeable and very patient. Our child was not very confident in her math skills and therefore suffered from the classic "math anxiety." We needed someone who was going to help build that confidence in an encouraging way. Tom surpassed all of our expectations. Tom was, first and foremost, extremely knowledgeable of the subject, and was skilled at breaking it down in a way that made sense to our child. When she had a test that week she always felt prepared, and less stressed knowing she had a good grasp on the material because of her tutoring sessions with Tom. As a result, there has been marked progress in her math skills, and an improvement in her test scores and grades. Tom was incredibly patient with our daughter and was able to build a good rapport with her, which made it all the more enjoyable. He was professional, and was a good communicator providing us with detailed weekly reports on their sessions. He was attentive to her needs, and customized a successful plan to meet our daughter's goals. If you're looking for a tutor for your child, look no further - Tom is exceptional.
Tom has been absolutely great with my son. He has been very patient and has worked hard to get my son to where he is now. My son is doing very well in math class so far and earned a B on his first math test. His confidence level has increased now that he is understanding the math concepts. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a great tutor.
Tom tutored my son in his online geometry class. My son really liked Tom's teaching style. Tom was able to break the material down in a format where my son could understand and retain the information. My son ended with a B+ for the semester grade! I know that without Tom's help he would not have passed the class! We are extremely grateful for all of Tom's help! In the future if ever we need a math tutor, we will definitely use Tom! Thanks you, Tom, for all your help! We sure appreciate it!!
I wanted a tutor for my 10 year old son to make sure there are no gaps as he progresses to the next grade. I like that Tom quickly tapped into his strengths and weaknesses and began addressing the weaknesses in a way that my son is not only gaining understanding, but feels more confident about his math skills. Tom is always professional and polite, but he comes to the table with a plan for the day. He is not looking for just the "right answer", but he wants my son's understanding to develop. I truly appreciate that. Plus, my son enjoys meeting with him during the summer! It's amazing that he has made learning so engaging that my son wants to do it during his summer break!
Tom did a great job with our son. He was struggling in his senior year with his geometry, but Tom was able to help him focus and score well on his last two tests and the semester final. We really appreciate the flexibility and willingness to meet on Daniel's schedule. I'd recommend Tom highly concerning any tutoring areas he is proficient in.
Tom has provided immediate help to my daughter. The first lesson was very productive. He jumped right into the task and knew exactly where to begin. I also appreciate his style of instruction. He helps the student to develop the appropriate thought process and approach to thinking about the problem. He asks lots of questions to guide the thought process and has a positive, patient approach. I think the best feedback though is my daughter, after every tutoring session, has reported the tutoring session was helpful and she is learning the material. Tom is very knowledgeable and his approach is spot-on!
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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.
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.
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!
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!
I have tutored ten students this past year in High School Geometry with great success.
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.
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.