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Thomas V.

Cambridge, MA

$90/hour

Science and Math Tutoring from Middle School to PhD Programs

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/15/15
5.0 average from 29 ratings
Outstanding tutor
— Stephen, Waltham, MA on 1/27/17

$90/Hour


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MIT
Materials Science
Boston University
Enrolled

Education

MIT (Materials Science)

Boston University (Enrolled)

About Thomas

A B.S. in materials science from MIT, graduate electrochemistry research at Boston University, and international consulting (certified E.I.T.) put me in a unique position to teach physics and chemistry for a student of any skill level. I don't intend to just show my students material, I intend to teach them the fundamentals of the lesson and how to study on their own. As a result, they gain a fuller understanding of the material at hand while learning how to study on their own.

I've been tutoring for over seven years now, helping high school, college, graduate, and non-traditional students in everything from passing tests, to SAT/ACT prep, to passing graduate qualifier exams. I also have experience tutoring students with developmental disabilities, particularly ADD and ADHD.

I started by tutoring high school students in AP calculus and biology. After entering college at MIT, I was a teaching assistant for three years in the physics department, specializing in electricity and magnetism. In addition, I was an aid in developing course material for Newtonian Physics and Solid State Chemistry. I also spent time in Italy in an educational program that sought to teach physics, thermodynamics, and calculus at the high school level.

As a graduate student in electrochemistry, I get to apply abstract physical and chemical concepts with high level mathematics into practical problems. In my spare time, I help students by tutoring in the subjects of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics.

If you have questions or are wanted to learn more about a certain subject, let me know. We can arrange a time and meeting place to push you to the next level.
A B.S. in materials science from MIT, graduate electrochemistry research at Boston University, and international consulting (certified E.I.T.) put me in a unique position to teach physics and chemistry for a student of any skill level. I don't intend to just show my students material, I intend to teach them the fundamentals of the lesson and how Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cambridge, MA 02139
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding tutor"

- Stephen, Waltham, MA on 1/27/17

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Jim, Wellesley Hills, MA on 12/8/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Grace, Lexington, MA on 9/20/16

"Personable, and very helpful with AP Chemistry"

- Karen, Westwood, MA on 9/25/15
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I have been tutoring in the field of general chemistry for about 7 years now, starting in high school at the AP level. During my time at MIT, I tutored students in the fields of aqueous and solid state chemistry. Currently, I am a PhD student in electrochemistry and a freelance engineering consultant which gives me a unique perspective on how to teach chemistry in a practical manner.

Mechanical Engineering

I graduated from MIT with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. In my spare time, I consult for companies and individuals, doing design analysis and manufacturing processes. I work in a machine shop helping analyze structural models for steel and composite car chassis. As of last year, I'm certified as an E.I.T. by the state of Massachusetts.

Physics

I have been tutoring in the field of physics for about 4 years now. During my time at MIT, I was a teaching assistant for physics classes for 3 years and privately tutored students for 2. I also spent time helping refine physics curriculum for online EdX classes. Through an MIT educational development program, I taught physics in Italian high schools. Currently, I am a PhD student in electrochemistry and a freelance engineering consultant which gives me a unique perspective on how to teach physics in a practical manner.

MIT
Materials Science
Boston University
Enrolled

Education

MIT (Materials Science)

Boston University (Enrolled)

Outstanding tutor

We have used different tutors through Wyzant but Thomas is by far the best. He is patient, engaging, and challenged our son in a positive way. Thomas quickly zeroed in on my son's learning style and worked very hard to get him to understand the concepts. My son felt very good after the session as he understood material he struggled with for weeks.

— Stephen, Waltham, MA on 1/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 20 miles of Cambridge, MA 02139.