Thomas S.

South Bend, IN

$35/hour

Patient and Soft-spoken History major with Strong Language Arts Skill

Background check passed as of 9/17/13

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Indiana University South Bend
History
Liberty University
Enrolled

Education

Indiana University South Bend (History)

Liberty University (Enrolled)

About Thomas

Dear Students,

I have a Bachelor's degree in History working on certification of Paralegal studies. Over my time at Indiana University, I have completed various essays and interpretations of historical fact. I have a firm grasp on how to write with proper grammar and vocabulary and look forward to teaching you the same. My tutoring style is informal but professional. I feel like a relaxed student is more readily willing to engage in thought and understanding if stress is not a major factor. I have also helped classmates and friends understand concepts from various different historical texts and placed them into simple English. I am very prompt and reliable. When I set a date and time with you, you can expect that I will arrive at that time and will inform you of any circumstances that may cause cancellation or tardiness ahead of time.
My personality is soft voiced and relaxed. I prefer to work with you rather than at you. By the end of a tutoring session, my plan is to not only have your student memorize facts, but also think and comprehend the meaning behind them. A world with thinkers plans better strategy in life than fact regurgitators. I look forward to meeting with your student and helping them gain a valuable education they can use for the rest of their life.
In regards to my professional background, I had spent 1 year in a teaching program and taught US History for one semester. I have also been employed as a substitute teacher for 2 years where my special focuses have been special education and middle school students. Throughout my college years, I had successfully tutored three students from being D students to being B students or better through turning information into understandable language.
Dear Students,

I have a Bachelor's degree in History working on certification of Paralegal studies. Over my time at Indiana University, I have completed various essays and interpretations of historical fact. I have a firm grasp on how to write with proper
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$35 is what I request for 1 hour. Subject to negotiation when multiple sessions are necessary.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South Bend, IN 46628
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have a high school diploma and was privately educated in writing and reading English. I am also college educated on how to write and read and have a trained ear on different accents. I have helped many students understand ESL through sites such as lang-8 and livemocha.

Japanese

I took 4 years of Japanese in college and am 4th level JLPT certified. Currently I am learning to be N3 JLPT certified and have a fair knowledge of basic Japanese grammar and Kanji.

Prealgebra

My strongest math class in high school was Algebra. I understand how to use formulas and deal with equations in word problems. I was strongest in Pre-Algebra and Algebra I and can tutor people in how to use these formulas and variables.

Proofreading

I have proofread many papers. I have done so enough in my high school and college years to where I can show others the methods I use to read papers including the markings and how it sounds when reading the paper aloud. I feel reading aloud gives the reader the best opportunity of finding mistakes within their writing and allows them to be corrected.

Vocabulary

Being privately educated in high school, I have gained an extensive vocabulary. Spelling is one of the most important aspects of writing as it makes words understandable and keep the intended meaning. With my tutoring methods, I intend to train by phonics and writing. If a student knows how it sounds correctly, they are more likely to spell both by hearing and seeing.

World History

I have a BA in History. My focus in my Bachelor's Degree was in World history and Culture. My specific interest is in Medieval Europe, Asian Studies, and the various barbaric tribes of Medieval Europe.

Writing

My Bachelor's degree in History has given me plenty of practices on how to write and interpret. I have a working knowledge of the Subject-Verb-Direct Object standard as well as complex sentences. My tutoring methods include splitting the sentences into simple chunks to allow understanding of how each structure works. For example, I would explain subject, then verbs, then direct objects or prepositional phrases.

Indiana University South Bend
History
Liberty University
Enrolled

Education

Indiana University South Bend (History)

Liberty University (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$35 is what I request for 1 hour. Subject to negotiation when multiple sessions are necessary.

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 20 miles of South Bend, IN 46628.