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Tom S.

Raynham, MA

$45/hour

Professor of Literacy, K-12 and Beyond

4.7 average from 3 ratings
Great tutor!
— Ian, Merced, CA on 1/7/16

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William & Mary
English
Binghamton University
Master's
Ohio State University
PhD

Education

William & Mary (English)

Binghamton University (Master's)

Ohio State University (PhD)

About Tom

Are you looking for a tutor who can help you hone your English, improve your test scores or work on doing better in school? Would you rather learn from a well-educated and experienced professional, a licensed teacher, who understands your desire to get ahead and will maybe even make doing the work a little fun along the way? Here I be!

Understanding the importance of preparation and good study habits came to me early in life. I was fortunate to grow up in a great school district, earn advanced degrees at top-shelf colleges and universities, and enter a career in education that’s seen me teaching in high schools, colleges and universities around the world. How I achieved and what an education has done for me is what I try to bestow upon my students so that they can accomplish their goals.

In-person lessons take place on Monday and Wednesday and nights on Tuesday and Thursday. Online lessons take place Monday through Thursday from morning to night. Lessons can also be held intermittently on Fridays and weekends. It’s also possible to arrange hybrid a schedule that alternates between in person and online lessons. Contact me for details or questions and let’s get started today!
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Mileage included in flat rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Raynham, MA 02767
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Ian, Merced, CA on 1/7/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Literature, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GRE, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have advised hundreds of students entering education as their chosen field after completing prerequisite general education requirements. I have also sat on advisement committees whose task it was to oversee the rematriculation of students who had left college for any number of reasons.

Elementary Math

Elementary mathematics, science and technology are my specialty topics in elementary level education. I have worked with young students in these subjects and have been training student teachers in these topics for more than five years. I bring difficult, abstract concepts alive by using hands-on materials, simple everyday examples, and demonstration.

Elementary Science

I have worked with young students in these subjects and have been training student teachers in these topics for more than five years. Elementary mathematics, science and technology are my specialty topics in elementary level education. I bring difficult, abstract concepts alive by using hands-on materials, simple everyday examples, and demonstration.

English

I have a B.A. in English, a M.A. in English, and an English grades 7 - 12 teaching license. I've been a student of English all my life and have completed advanced degrees in the areas of literature and teaching the subject, have more than five years of classroom experience at the middle and high school levels and have been a professor of teacher education, training student teachers in the science and art of improving student literacy in English and in all other content areas as well. As a graduate student, I logged over 300 hours as a writing tutor.

ESL/ESOL

I'm a native English speaker who has taught basic, advanced and college prep ESL at schools in the United States, Greece and Japan. I have also tutored dozens of students to prepare for the TOEFL and Oxford exams and successfully helped pupils of all ages improve their ability to communicate in English.

SAT Reading

I've helped many students interested in maximizing their score on the SAT Reading Test. I provide thorough preparation covering all you need to know about the test and work with you to draw up an individualized prep plan that focuses on strengthening key weaknesses.

SAT Writing

I've helped many students interested in maximizing their score on the SAT Writing Test. I provide thorough preparation covering all you need to know about the test and work with you to draw up a individualized prep plan that focuses on strengthening key weaknesses. I was a tutor at William & Mary for 2 years, a mathematics and social studies textbook editor and writer at McGraw-Hill for 2 years, and a writing tutor at Ohio State University for 6 years.

TOEFL

I have tutored dozens of students to prepare for the TOEFL and Oxford exams and successfully helped pupils of all ages improve their ability to communicate in English. I'm a native English speaker who has taught basic, advanced and college prep ESL at schools in the United States, Greece and Japan.

Writing

I was a writing tutor at College of William & Mary for 2 years, a textbook editor/writer at McGraw-Hill Publishing for 2 years, and a writing tutor at Ohio State University for 6 years.

William & Mary
English
Binghamton University
Master's
Ohio State University
PhD

Education

William & Mary (English)

Binghamton University (Master's)

Ohio State University (PhD)

Great tutor! — Very helpful tutor. Dr.S really helped me on my essay. ...

— Ian, Merced, CA on 1/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Mileage included in flat rate.

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 10 miles of Raynham, MA 02767.