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Tom M.

Experienced College Professor Specializing in Math & SketchUp

Experienced College Professor Specializing in Math & SketchUp

$50/hour

  • 562 hours tutoring

About Tom


Bio

I enjoy tutoring both in an online setting and face-to-face. I have over 10 years of teaching experience, most recently at local community college where I taught solar energy applications as well as managing the renewable energy degree program there. While with the college I created and taught courses that used SketchUp for solar design applications, where I taught students to create working drawings and 3D models of solar systems.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with...

I enjoy tutoring both in an online setting and face-to-face. I have over 10 years of teaching experience, most recently at local community college where I taught solar energy applications as well as managing the renewable energy degree program there. While with the college I created and taught courses that used SketchUp for solar design applications, where I taught students to create working drawings and 3D models of solar systems.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in renewable energy from New Mexico State University where I graduated with honors.

I started tutoring while in high school and have been helping others learn ever since. In addition to teaching, I have extensive engineering, design, construction and manufacturing experience having worked in the aerospace, automotive, building construction and solar industries. My specialties are 3D modeling using SketchUp, analysis using Excel, and using computers.

My broad and varied experience comes in handy when explaining things. I enjoy making things understandable and practical! I am easy to reach and respond quickly. Please contact me with any questions you may have or to schedule a lesson.


Education

New Mexico State University
Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: If not notified via Wyzant messaging of a cancellation 24 hours prior to lesson or if student is late by more than 15 minutes, I reserve the right to charge the full amount of the lesson.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/1/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Sketchup

Sketchup

I have extensive experience teaching SketchUp in the classroom, online, and in one-on-one online settings. I have been teaching others how to use SketchUp for over 8 years. I started teaching how to use SketchUp at a local community college where it was part of the solar training curriculum. I developed two 3-credit hour 15 week long courses from scratch and taught them, as well, in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. 3 years ago I developed an online course complete with videos and written materials worth 6 continuing education units where SketchUp is used to model a photovoltaic system on a house. I am also a 3D Warehouse Certified Developer, which is an endorsement that was awarded by Trimble, the company that owns SketchUp. Getting certified involved an approval process conducted by Trimble and it involved submitting some SketchUp models that I created and taking a rigorous test. I have taught many students in a one-on-one online setting how to use SketchUp. Often I have used a Skype for this purpose where I can share my computer screen and show step by step how to use SketchUp. Currently, I am self-employed doing design and consulting work using SketchUp through my own company, Renewable Engineering. I use SketchUp for designing photovoltaic solar systems, and for various building and engineering projects including 3D printing.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.
Geometry

Geometry

I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. I have taught math at a local community college. And being an engineer I have a lot of experience applying math in the real world. I can make math meaningful, relevant, and even fun.

Examples of Expertise


Tom has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Sketchup Tutor

Tom is a real Sketchup expert. He knows the program inside out and could solve any problem without difficulty. He is very patient, respectful, friendly, and considerate. He would be a great tutor for novices as we as more advanced students. With Tom’s help, my son feels much more at ease with Sketchup. I highly recommend Tom to any student trying to master this program.

Regina, 4 lessons with Tom

Great tutor

Tom and I met and he introduced me to Sketch-up. We came up with a game plan for my learning needs. Tom is really easy to talk to, super down to earth, and very knowledgeable. I am excited about the next lesson.

Adrienne, 1 lesson with Tom

Tom M. is a great tutor

This is one patient, intelligent gentleman. He has helped immeasurably! He knows SketchUp and can transmit his expertise to my level, which is amazing. He cares, he teaches, he listens, and gets the job done.

Dwight, 14 lessons with Tom

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Tom was very patient and explained things clearly and easily, so even I could understand complicated computer programs like Sketch Up--at least at a level where I felt comfortable on my own until our next session. Really valuable to have his help!!

Jack, 1 lesson with Tom

Both knowledgeable and very helpful

Tom takes his time and listens but moves things along much like a classroom. His setup uses Skype which is usually quite conducive to most desktop applications. I am experienced with an early version ofSketchUp and he is helping me to transition to the Pro version.

Tom, 7 lessons with Tom

Very helpful!

I had some specific needs in learning SketchUp. Tom took my needs into account and adapted a lesson for me. The info was fantastic and advanced my ability. Thank you, Tom!

David, 1 lesson with Tom

Great Google SketchUp lesson

He is a great tutor who is very knowledgeable and kind. I have been enjoying working with him and we have been making great progress so far. He is also patient and punctual to all lessons I have had in the past three weeks.

Joy, 19 lessons with Tom

Clear and patient

I'm starting from the very beginning and may not be the fastest learner for this type of material. Tom has been excellent to work with. We are starting with all of the most basic functions of Sketchup and will be moving to some LayOut applications as well.

Eric, 10 lessons with Tom

Good help.

Tom helped me sort through the issues involved in getting the model I wanted. I felt like we layed the groundwork for designing other pieces. Tom was patient and helpful.

Michael, 1 lesson with Tom
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