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Tom S.

Experienced Math Teacher and Tutor

Experienced Math Teacher and Tutor

$44/hour

  • 1,699 hours tutoring

About Tom


Bio

Hello. My name is Coach Tom, and I would like to help you with your math course or college entrance exams. I have had the privilege of tutoring over 150 students the past 7+ 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...

Hello. My name is Coach Tom, and I would like to help you with your math course or college entrance exams. I have had the privilege of tutoring over 150 students the past 7+ 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, Geometry and Remedial Math 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 2,500 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: $44
  • Rate details: Contact me for more information about reserving time slots on a weekly basis. Lessons cancelled within 24 hours will incur a $25 cancellation fee for each hour scheduled.
  • 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 dozens of middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts and how to think about the problems. I also have taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI and currently I am teaching algebra at Purdue Polytechnic High School.
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 dozens of middle school students with 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. During the day, I lead a remedial math program that focuses on filling on the gaps students have with middle school math. I also taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math for a three year period.
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 dozens of middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts and how to think about the problems. I also have taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI and currently I am teaching algebra at Purdue Polytechnic High School.
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 dozens of middle school students with 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. During the day, I lead a remedial math program that focuses on filling on the gaps students have with middle school math. I also taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math for a three year period.
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 dozens of middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts and how to think about the problems. I also have taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI and currently I am teaching algebra at Purdue Polytechnic High School.
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 dozens of middle school students with 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. During the day, I lead a remedial math program that focuses on filling on the gaps students have with middle school math. I also taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math for a three year period.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored dozens of middle and high school students with Algebra 1, learning how to best help them understand the concepts and how to think about the problems. I also have taught high school level algebra for five years at IUPUI and currently I am teaching algebra at Purdue Polytechnic High School.
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


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5.0 (640 ratings)
5 star
(617)
4 star
(22)
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Reviews


Great Tutor!

Tom worked with our daughter who is currently in 9th grade with Geometry. We initially wanted our daughter to be ahead when she starts the class in the fall. Tom was very knowledgeable and kept the lessons very interesting. She had him twice a week in the summer and she looks forward to the class. He kept her interested and motivated the entire time. She didn't complain one bit. They covered materials for half of the year. She has gained a knowledge base that gave her the confidence. We know she will do very well in the class thanks to Tom's teaching.

Mekdes, 20 lessons with Tom

great teacher

Very patient and kind and really helped me remember things that I had learned before. Very happy with first lesson.

Zaza, 1 lesson with Tom

Excellent tutor.

Tom is very knowledgeable and patient. He will break things down so you can understand and work through the problems yourself. Math has always been a subject that I hated even back in high school. Tom will give you the confidence you need to achieve your learning goals.

James , 4 lessons with Tom

Tom is the best.

Our son absolutely loves each lesson, and looks forward to them all week. He learns so much and Tom constantly challenges him.

Eli, 38 lessons with Tom

Tom is the best.

Our son absolutely loves each lesson, and looks forward to them all week. He learns so much and Tom constantly challenges him.

Eli, 38 lessons with Tom

Knowledgable, nice and patient tutor

Tom is teaching me intermediate college algebra. He’s easy going, full of knowledge and great at helping me find understanding in a subject that hasn’t always been easy for me. Highly recommend!

Erin, 10 lessons with Tom

Great tutor & very patient..

Tom was amazing...I highly recommend him! It was a pleasure working with him He helped my daughter tremendously in such a short period of time!

Shakia, 2 lessons with Tom

Great and patient

Tom does a great job explaining and really helped me better understand my coursework. He takes the time to break things down into smaller segments, so I did not feel so overwhelmed.

Sean, 3 lessons with Tom

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Tom was easy to work with-engaged and built rapport with my daughter quickly and was patient in explaining concepts to her. Helps that he is a high school math instructor himself.

Shubha, 1 lesson with Tom
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$44/hour

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Response time: 6 hours