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Former teacher tutoring in high school math and science at any level
Thomas D.

484 hours tutoring

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Thomas D.'s Photo

Former teacher tutoring in high school math and science at any level
Former teacher tutoring in high school math and science at any level
Thomas D.

484 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

484 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Thomas


Bio

I am a former high school Chemistry and Physics teacher looking to tutor on the side.

My educational background includes a Bachelors degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters' degree from UMass Amherst, both in Chemical Engineering.

My experience as a teacher has been a real asset to me in my tutoring work. It has allowed me to hone in on the various factors that may be affecting a students performance in their classes. My main priority while working with a student is to...

I am a former high school Chemistry and Physics teacher looking to tutor on the side.

My educational background includes a Bachelors degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters' degree from UMass Amherst, both in Chemical Engineering.

My experience as a teacher has been a real asset to me in my tutoring work. It has allowed me to hone in on the various factors that may be affecting a students performance in their classes. My main priority while working with a student is to learn the subject matter by building a fundamental understanding of the concepts, organize the main ideas, and applying them to various problems. Additionally, though, I like to look into why a student is struggling. Certain factors such as difficulty with organizing papers and advocating for oneself to the classroom teacher are often significant reasons for having difficulty with a subject. I find it helpful to identify these non-subject related problems and work on them with my students while working on the material.

My style as a tutor is relationship focused. I want to build a positive relationship with all my students. School can be hard at all levels for a lot of different reasons, but I find that caring about my students success can be really helpful.

Thank you for considering me as a tutor.

Tom D.


Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Masters

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Chemistry,

Chemistry

MS in Engineering as well as former AP, Honors, and CP level high school chemistry teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Physics,

Physics

MS in Engineering as well as former high school science teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Precalculus,

Precalculus

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I took the SAT's as a junior in high school and scored a 770 in the math section. As an engineering major in college, I had to be proficient in quick math and logical reasoning.
Geometry

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Physics,

Physics

MS in Engineering as well as former high school science teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Precalculus,

Precalculus

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I took the SAT's as a junior in high school and scored a 770 in the math section. As an engineering major in college, I had to be proficient in quick math and logical reasoning.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Chemistry,

Chemistry

MS in Engineering as well as former AP, Honors, and CP level high school chemistry teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Physics,

Physics

MS in Engineering as well as former high school science teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Precalculus,

Precalculus

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Geometry

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

MS in Engineering as well as former AP, Honors, and CP level high school chemistry teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Physical Science,

Physical Science

MS in Engineering as well as former high school science teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Physics

Physics

MS in Engineering as well as former high school science teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

MS in Engineering as well as former high school teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Chemistry,

Chemistry

MS in Engineering as well as former AP, Honors, and CP level high school chemistry teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
Physics,

Physics

MS in Engineering as well as former high school science teacher that can bring experience from both backgrounds together in order to work with my students
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I took the SAT's as a junior in high school and scored a 770 in the math section. As an engineering major in college, I had to be proficient in quick math and logical reasoning.
Geometry

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

I took the SAT's as a junior in high school and scored a 770 in the math section. As an engineering major in college, I had to be proficient in quick math and logical reasoning.

Examples of Expertise


Thomas has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledge able and patient tutor

This is from my grand daughter. Hey Thomas, I wanted to thank you for help with chemistry. You are very clear thinker and patient teacher, with your guidance I have greatly improved my test score for the final in chem class.. I would love to continue lessons under you for help with math tricks and test taking skills. Thanks so much, I am lucky to have you as a teacher!

Sudhira, 6 lessons with Thomas

Fun, flexible, caring, and knowledgeable

We are so happy to have Tom. He is fun, flexible, intuitive, and motivating. Off to a great start. Thanks so much. We look forward to many more sessions. Tom is skilled and has a great way with teens

Katina, 13 lessons with Thomas

Very helpful, patient, and accommodating tutor

My 15-yo son has had more than 15 lessons with Thomas. I am very happy that he is the right fit for my child. My son tends to become distractive during the lesson, but Thomas has been always able to patiently redirect him back to the subject matter. One thing that I like is how he is able to explain physics in various ways to make it more understandable. Also, some of the test-taking strategies that he shares are very helpful as well. I am especially grateful for how accommodating he is with rather short - noticed lesson requests.

Cindy, 83 lessons with Thomas

Great tutor

My son has been struggling in high school chemistry. He isn’t interested in the class. But working with Thomas is really helping. Thomas provided a very nice review of the periodic table. My son is learning a lot. They talk about what lies behind concepts, not just memorizing things.

Laura, 30 lessons with Thomas

Great tutor

Thomas is a knowledgeable Chemistry tutor. He was able to assist my freshman in college with chemistry. I definitely recommend him as a chemistry tutor. Thank you Thomas!!

Crystal, 6 lessons with Thomas

Great strategies for SAT

Tom is helping my son get more comfortable taking the SAT by teaching him strategies that save time during the test and build his confidence. Tom is patient and very accommodating with scheduling classes when unexpected conflicts come up. We're glad we're working with him. We should have started sooner!

Ana, 12 lessons with Thomas

Knowledgeable and Supportive

Thomas works with my son in Algebra 2(H) and Chemistry (H). He is very knowledgeable and genuinely supportive. My son benefits from the sessions, and we feel fortunate to have found him.

Stephanie , 28 lessons with Thomas

Relaxed, patient and encouraging

My 17 year old son just started tutoring for Algebra II with Tom. I got to watch one of the recordings. I really feel I made a great choice in hiring Tom as a tutor for my son. Tom has patience, he doesn’t jump in. He lets my son take his time and answer the questions. Tom helps him understand the formulas and why they work the way they do. I look forward to seeing how this helps my son improve his math grade as he engages in more tutoring sessions in the weeks to come!

Patricia, 31 lessons with Thomas

Great Tutor

Thomas is doing a wonderful job prepping my daughter for the MCAS physics test! He is showing her test taking tips and strategies as well as reviewing the material. My daughter thinks he is doing a great job.

Hayley, 12 lessons with Thomas
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