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Thomas R.

Pittsford, NY

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Background check passed as of 4/15/13

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Fredonia State College of New York
Suny/Buffalo
MEd

Education

Fredonia State College of New York

Suny/Buffalo (MEd)

About Thomas

As a father of five children, ranging in ages from 9 years through 24, with a background in law enforcement and education, I offer a wide range of intellectual, professional, and personal experiences highly relevant to the educational needs of today's students. Since 2006 I have been tutoring students from all socioeconomic backgrounds in conjunction with my work as a New York State Parole Officer, and since my retirement from parole in February of 2013, I am now interested in tutoring/teaching on a full time basis. My strengths lie in the humanities, history, English, and math up through algebra I. I would prefer to limit my travel to 15 miles but I am flexible. In addition, since last January I have also been working regularly as a substitute teacher in various districts in Monroe and Ontario Counties. As a father of five children, ranging in ages from 9 years through 24, with a background in law enforcement and education, I offer a wide range of intellectual, professional, and personal experiences highly relevant to the educational needs of today's students. Since 2006 I have been tutoring students from all socioeconomic backgrounds in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pittsford, NY 14534
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
Geography, Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Criminal Justice

I have just retired from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (formerly the New York State Division of Parole) where I worked as a field officer in both New York City and Rochester. Among my assignments with the division I was attached with the Intelligence Unit of Rochester Police Department from 1999 to 2006 as part of a violent crime task force. As a field parole officer for the past 25 years I supervised convicted felons released from state prison early, managing their reintegration into the community, investigating them and when necessary, executing arrest warrants and reincarcerating them. As a trained peace officer, fully armed, and having worked in several special units with other law enforcement agencies, I have experience in all phases of law enforcement. Of course I can offer references to corroborate my credentials. And I began my career as a probation officer in Chautauqua County for three years.

Social Studies

I have a bachelor of arts degree with a major in sociology and over 35 years of work experience in the field of Human Services, Education, and Criminal Justice. I also have a graduate degree in Education from the University of Buffalo. I have been a social studies teacher both full and part time and I hold a permanent New York State Teacher Certification in Social Studies 7-12 since 1987.

Study Skills

I have a Masters in Education and I have been working as a tutor and substitute teacher here in the Rochester area since 2006. In addition, I have just retired from 27 years as a field parole officer which entails not only law enforcement work but case management/report writing/investigative expertise. I have raised 5 children ages ranging from 25 years down to 10 and my two sons who are in 4th and 7th grade frequently elicit my help with their studies. I am permanently certified to teach social studies grades 7-12.

Fredonia State College of New York
Suny/Buffalo
MEd

Education

Fredonia State College of New York

Suny/Buffalo (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 15 miles of Pittsford, NY 14534.