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Thomas B.

Saint Paul, MN

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Statistics and Math Tutor - Woodbury, MN (55125)

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University of Minnesota
Statistics
Colorado State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Minnesota (Statistics)

Colorado State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Thomas

I received my B.S. Degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota. During my career at 3M I was able to consult, mentor, and teach numerous classes to co-workers in how to use statistics in product design and problem solving. I feel I have a knack for simplifying this subject that many find difficult to grasp. Outside of work, I tutored Junior and Senior High school students in basic math, algebra, and geometry. My goal is always to help you learn the subject to the level you wish to understand it. I received my B.S. Degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota. During my career at 3M I was able to consult, mentor, and teach numerous classes to co-workers in how to use statistics in product design and problem solving. I feel I have a knack for simplifying this subject Read more

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Travels within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55125
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"Great tutor"

- Kelly, Inver Grove Heights, MN on 11/19/12

"Thoroughly Explains Concepts, Very Patient, and Encouraging"

- Emily, Dalbo, MN on 6/7/15

"Expert help when we needed it!"

- Sally, Saint Paul, MN on 6/4/15

"Great tutor"

- Shobha, Inver Grove Heights, MN on 4/25/15

"Excellent Tutor! Thomas is very knowledgeable about descriptive statistics. "

- Felicia, Saint Paul, MN on 12/20/14

"Best Stats Tutor Around"

- Cody, Cottage Grove, MN on 12/9/14

"Great Tutor"

- Susan, Stillwater, MN on 5/22/14

"A fabulous tutor, and a very good man. Great with anxious students!"

- Kimberly, Minneapolis, MN on 5/15/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Jennifer, Saint Cloud, MN on 5/5/14

"Patient and helpful!"

- Liz, Saint Paul, MN on 3/4/14

"Great tutor - just what we needed!"

- Angie, Saint Paul, MN on 1/2/14

"Excellent!"

- Jill, Stillwater, MN on 12/19/13

"Very pleasant and helpful!"

- Jen, Saint Paul, MN on 11/23/13

"The best."

- Ben, Saint Paul, MN on 11/6/13

"Great guy."

- Jeanie, South Saint Paul, MN on 3/20/13

"A Lifesaver"

- Rachel, Saint Paul, MN on 8/28/12

"Wonderful!"

- Pam, Inver Grove Heights, MN on 1/27/11

"Tom is a great tutor!"

- Jodi, Cottage Grove, MN on 7/22/10

"Very patient and helpful"

- Lueveria, Burnsville, MN on 7/5/10

"Tom is a very good tutor!"

- June, Saint Paul, MN on 4/5/10
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
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Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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ACT Math

Through the years, I have helped students improve their ACT test scores. The approach I take is simple:
1. Pretest the student to find the areas that he/she needs help.
2. Focus on those areas that would add the most points to his/her score. As an example, if one is strong in algebra, but weak in plane geometry and trigonometry, I'd focus on the plane geometry only because the trigonometry is worth only between 5 - 10% of the math score, whereas the plane geometry is worth approximately 25%.
3. Stress answering simplest questions first, returning to harder questions later.
4. There are no penalties for guessing, so answer all questions by narrowing down your choices, then make your best guess.
5. Finally, if time permits, check your answers.

Algebra 1

Algebra I is the beginning of a very exciting way of viewing mathematics. I was once told, algebra is just finding unique ways of multiplying and dividing by the number "1" and adding and subtracting "0". After learning the language of algebra, we'll use that language to solve linear equations and inequalities, solve 2 linear equations at the same time (system of linear equations), factor and solve various polynomials including quadratic equations, then finally work with exponential, radical, and rational expressions and functions. algebra 1 will be the prerequisite of more advanced math, like algebra 2, pre-calculus, and statistics.

University of Minnesota
Statistics
Colorado State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Minnesota (Statistics)

Colorado State University (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor — Thomas is an excellent tutor. He is very patient, and very good at explaining things in a way that student's can understand. My daughter is so thankful for his help with statistics this semester, and we highly recommend him as a tutor. ...

— Kelly, Inver Grove Heights, MN on 11/19/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Thomas will travel within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55125.

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