Thomas A.

Ballwin, MO


Creative Math and Language Teacher

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/24/10
4.4 average from 8 ratings
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— Johnnie, Wildwood, MO on 2/27/17


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St. Thomas University
Computer Science


St. Thomas University (Computer Science)

About Thomas

Hello prospective students!

I am a Business and Spanish teacher with 5 years experience teaching in both public and private schools. I have an MBA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville as well as a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Lindenwood University. I have a strong background in Math which includes Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus as well as Statistics.

I learned Spanish myself by working in 3 different Spanish speaking countries for various amounts of time during software consulting projects in my former career. Since that time I have taken formal coursework to become fluent and able to teach others. I have tutored both high school and college students as well as taught classes for nurses who wanted to learn spanish for their patients.

I spent 22 years in the corporate world performing Software analysis, design, testing, and consulting. This background has helped me teach Personal Finance as well as keyboarding.

I have experienced tutoring students in Algebra (pre, I, II) Math, Statistics, Spanish, and English.

Volleyball and Football are two sports I have played and coached as well as coaching and umpiring High School girls fast pitch softball.

I have found creative ways of teaching language through music, practice, mnemonics, and many more to students who are visual, kinetic, or verbal learners.

I believe in helping the student at his pace. I can help with homework, practice things that are not easily understood, increase comprehension, writing, and speaking skills.

My hours are flexible and can be tailored to make you most comfortable and successful. I believe in continual practice, fun through games and on-line stimulation and practice. I am also open for any suggestions that you may have!

My rate is $35/hr but can be flexible when multiple hour session are scheduled. I look forward to making you successful and working with you soon!
Hello prospective students!

I am a Business and Spanish teacher with 5 years experience teaching in both public and private schools. I have an MBA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville as well as a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Lindenwood University. I have a strong background in Math which includes Algebra,
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Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Ballwin, MO 63011
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome tutor"

- Johnnie, Wildwood, MO on 2/27/17

"Chesterfield lessons"

- John, Washington, MO on 1/21/10

"Good tutor"

- Trinetta, Hazelwood, MO on 11/23/09
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Discrete Math,
Financial Accounting, Geometry, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Statistics
Test Preparation:
Microsoft Excel
Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Public Speaking

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Algebra 2

I have worked with both high school and college students. I'm very good at explaining the "why" behind formulas I order to fully understand the "how". I can demonstrate, answer questions, and explain and will not leave until it is understood!


I have tutored students in the Math portion and the English portion of this test. In the Math portion it is very important to break the word problems down in order to make sure the entire problem is understood before attempting to solve the problem. I have also found that even if a student cannot remember the particular formula for the circumference of a circle, for example...if they can use what they do know and go through each answer in the multiple choice set of answers they can eliminate a few that don't make sense and better choose one that does and make their chances greater of passing.

In the English portion it is very important to think about grammar and how it is used. If you can grammatically break a sentence down into pieces it is much more likely that you will come up with the right answer. In the end, again its not what you know but how you used what you know against what is presented in each problem. And sometimes its just being certain to clearly understand the question before attempting to answer it.

Bible Studies

I attended a Catholic grade school, Christian Brothers High School, and Jesuit College. I have also taken several graduate level courses on Biblical studies. I believe in reading the Word and finding answers in life through Scriptures


I have played and competed in chess tournaments for 40 years and have had a rating as high as 1600. i have helped coach at the grade school and high school level.

Discrete Math

I have worked with Math in my computer related jobs from software to testing in the past. I have also utilized discrete math in setting up brackets for tournaments and calculating averages for softball teams and calculating handicaps for bowling leagues.

I have substituted in many math classes and have experience working/helping these math students!


I taught English in my first year of teaching at the High School level. My High School and College grades were exceptional (all "A") and I have written for several magazines in the past 10 years. I consider myself a perfectionist and constantly am in search of advanced classes in many areas of English.


I have played, coached and officiated at the high school and college level of football. I played both offense and defense and consider myself a student of the game.

Public Speaking

I worked for the US Air Force from 1989 - 1998 as a informations systems specialist first and and software systems specialist beginning in 1993. Throughout my entire career with the Air Force I had to provide briefings to our Colonels within the Air Force Communications Command and to the General in charge when my area of expertise on a project was within their purview. During the later years I traveled around the US Armed Forces and gave briefings on the Air Force's progress on Y2K. The Air Force served as the Department of Defense lead service in this area. I gave talks at over 30 high level meetings with the Air Force during my tenure.

Several times each year I also provided an Air Force update to the corporate world at various conferences as Y2K approached.

In 1998 I went to work for EDS and continued my work in Y2K and also continued to give National seminars on the EDS software testing approach to Y2K at various conferences. I gave about a dozen talks to corporate sponsors concerning the EDS approach during my tenure.


I have coached girls fast pitch select softball for 3 years. I have also coached at the high school JV and Varsity levels. I have attended several camps including the Fontbonne college and PFX camps. i have also held several summer camps for high school girls.

Track & Field

I coached the long jump and triple jump for St. John Vianney High School in 2009. During that year 5 of my jumpers set personal bests and one of them set the record for Freshmen long jump!


I played competitive US volleyball at the BB level and traveled with an Air Force team throughout the Midwest for 3 years. I have officiated and help coach volleyball and have a great understanding of the game from a basics and fundamentals perspective.

St. Thomas University
Computer Science


St. Thomas University (Computer Science)

Awesome tutor

He is a great tutor. Very patient and knowledgeable. I give him 5 stars. And I will recommend Thomas to other students that need help for sure. Takes his time explaining, does not rush at all. He makes sure that the student understands the problem before he proceeds to the next one.

— Johnnie, Wildwood, MO on 2/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 25 miles of Ballwin, MO 63011.