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Thomas L.

Effective and Knowledgeable Reading and Math Tutor

Effective and Knowledgeable Reading and Math Tutor

$30/hour

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546

About Thomas


Bio

I’m Thomas. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and a minor in History. I enjoyed the History classes more than the Math classes because I could write in the abstract if needed and history timelines were of great interest to me then as well as now. I certainly believe that you can’t understand the present without understanding what happened in the past. I have always tried to be an expert on certain specific material and I try to use this philosophy in my tutoring approach. I...

I’m Thomas. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and a minor in History. I enjoyed the History classes more than the Math classes because I could write in the abstract if needed and history timelines were of great interest to me then as well as now. I certainly believe that you can’t understand the present without understanding what happened in the past. I have always tried to be an expert on certain specific material and I try to use this philosophy in my tutoring approach. I consider myself a Visual Mathematician which helps me greatly with teaching Algebra, Geometry, and SAT Study Skills.

Some students don’t need extra help but the ones that do need this help are of particular interest to me. Word problems in mathematics often pose a challenge because they require that students read and comprehend the text of the problem, identify the question that needs to be answered, and finally create and solve a numerical equation.

I work with a student to understand what basic principles need to be ‘at the ready’ especially when it comes to tests. What used to be uncomfortable becomes comfortable and self-esteem increases – the student wants to learn more and become an expert again. This can happen with math, reading comprehension, and writing.


Education

Hope College
Mathematics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

B.A. from Hope College; Mathematics Major.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced in reading requirements for elementary school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals. My philosophy regarding actual study skills is that basic principles of a subject (especially math and science) have to be ready for use to support problem solving. Organizational skills, being proactive, and staying focused are all necessary to support good study skills.
Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

Experienced in reading requirements for elementary school students.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced in reading requirements for elementary school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals. My philosophy regarding actual study skills is that basic principles of a subject (especially math and science) have to be ready for use to support problem solving. Organizational skills, being proactive, and staying focused are all necessary to support good study skills.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced in reading requirements for elementary school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals. My philosophy regarding actual study skills is that basic principles of a subject (especially math and science) have to be ready for use to support problem solving. Organizational skills, being proactive, and staying focused are all necessary to support good study skills.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals. My philosophy regarding actual study skills is that basic principles of a subject (especially math and science) have to be ready for use to support problem solving. Organizational skills, being proactive, and staying focused are all necessary to support good study skills.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals. My philosophy regarding actual study skills is that basic principles of a subject (especially math and science) have to be ready for use to support problem solving. Organizational skills, being proactive, and staying focused are all necessary to support good study skills.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced in reading requirements for elementary school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a B.A Degree in Mathematics from Hope College. I am certified through SLDRead Tutoring - Specialized Language Development and currently tutor students in 1st grade and 3rd grade in Language Arts and Mathematics as necessary. Lesson Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, and End-of-Term Progress Reports are submitted as necessary to establish goals and measure progress against those goals. My philosophy regarding actual study skills is that basic principles of a subject (especially math and science) have to be ready for use to support problem solving. Organizational skills, being proactive, and staying focused are all necessary to support good study skills.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

$30/hour

Thomas L.

$30/hour

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