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Thomas S.

Potomac, MD


Knowledgeable English, Writing and Social Sciences Tutor

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Johns Hopkins
Intl. Studies
University of Aberdeen, UK


Johns Hopkins (Intl. Studies)

University of Aberdeen, UK (Master's)

About Thomas

Are you a high school, college, or graduate student who wants to go beyond a basic level of knowledge in US History, World History, European History, Government and Politics, English, or Geography? Are you motivated to excel in one of these fields? I can help!

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. International Studies/Relations is a multidisciplinary subject area that encompasses history, political science, and economics.

My graduate and professional research has given me a deep knowledge of national and international politics and the history of the United States, Western Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and World Geography. I have lectured to academic audiences. I have taught undergraduates as a Teaching Assistant for first and second-year International Relations courses. I have designed and taught undergraduate and graduate seminars, primarily focusing on political violence and terrorism.

I have professional and academic experience writing everything from press releases, term papers, and intelligence briefs, to book chapters, and a book-length thesis. My preferred style of teaching is to engage the student in a conversation that enables the student to articulate what he or she has learned from study, and to use that as a means to suggest additional pathways to acquiring and deepening their knowledge of the subject.

I can help you develop a deeper understanding of the subjects listed above. I can also help you prepare a research plan for a term paper, a proposal for a thesis, or a manuscript for publication. I can provide editorial and critical input during the writing process, and help you master academic and professional writing styles and citation standards. If you are prepping for AP exams, I can assist you in teasing out and framing concepts, facts, connections, personalities, and dates that you will need to do well.

My schedule is flexible. I will work with you to set goals, and provide input to assist you in meeting them. I look forward to working with you.
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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Potomac, MD 20854
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Public Speaking
English, Reading,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Public Speaking

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I use a phonics-based method, which my father used when he taught me to read when I was 5, and which I used to teach my children to read. I seek to engage children, draw them out, and show them that not only is reading fun, but that it is actually useful.

Johns Hopkins
Intl. Studies
University of Aberdeen, UK


Johns Hopkins (Intl. Studies)

University of Aberdeen, UK (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 10 miles of Potomac, MD 20854.

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