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Tom M.

Greenbelt, MD

$60/hour

Experienced, down-to-earth, highly skilled math and physics PhD tutor

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/16/16
4.8 average from 4 ratings
Amazingly helpful
— Karen, Arlington, VA on 9/17/16

$60/Hour


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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Physics and Math
MIT
PhD

Education

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Physics and Math)

MIT (PhD)

About Tom

I studied physics and math in college, going on to a PhD in physics. I currently work off and on at a NASA lab, where I have a research grant. Since I am between grants now, I have some hours to tutor while I work
on new grants. I enjoy math and physics and use them almost everyday, so my skills are sharp. I've taught college classes, mentored students in research, and given research presentations at the college, high school and middle school levels. In addition, I have taught English to non-native speakers in South Korea.

I began tutoring as an undergraduate student, and have tutored many students at middle school, high school and college levels. I am proficient in all types of math:pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, physics w/wo calculus, modern physics, electromagnetic theory, quantum mechanics, relativity, thermodynamics, etc. I have an intuitive, problem solving approach that I convey to my students. I enjoy seeing students pick up what I understand and gain confidence to do well in exams. People find me easygoing and down-to-earth. I have seen excellent results in all of the students I have tutored who have made an effort to learn.
I studied physics and math in college, going on to a PhD in physics. I currently work off and on at a NASA lab, where I have a research grant. Since I am between grants now, I have some hours to tutor while I work
on new grants. I enjoy math and physics and use them almost everyday, so my skills are sharp. I've taught college classes,
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Greenbelt, MD 20770
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazingly helpful"

- Karen, Arlington, VA on 9/17/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Carol, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/20/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Civil Engineering, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
C, C++, Fortran
Language:
French
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Differential Equations

I took ordinary differential equations, I and II, and partial differential equation. I received an A for all classes. I used differential equations, in undergraduate and graduate physics classes, including electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and plasma physics. I have used diff eq in my plasma and astrophysics research, which included obtaining numerical solutions using computers.

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Physics and Math
MIT
PhD

Education

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Physics and Math)

MIT (PhD)

Amazingly helpful

Dr. Tom was able to quickly assess what was needed for extraordinarily complicated assignments. He is having to teach several classes at one time, in order to bring my daughter up to speed. What is the best is that what he has gone through has been able to be applied to other courses. He also quizzes on some previously covered material, just to make sure it is sticking. Thank you, Dr. Tom!

— Karen, Arlington, VA on 9/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 20 miles of Greenbelt, MD 20770.