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Thomas D.

Salisbury Mills, NY

$35/hour

Knowledge - I Play to Win and if you want that, contact me.

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Orange County Community College

Education

Orange County Community College

About Thomas

My name is Tom. I was born into a baseball family. My father talked about stick ball, tried out for the Yankees and got signed to the farm system for the Saint Louis Cardinals. In his generation there was still no money to be made playing baseball so he went back to work delivering ice in NYC. Living through his eyes, baseball became a force in my youth. I was a very good player making 3 All Star teams. As a coach, working with kids for whom baseball was their only avenue of escape, we took a bunch of kids of mixed starting skill level and turned it into a top notch team. The city took notice and requested us to go for the All Stars.. We had to collect money for uniforms. It was the first time in many, many years that this inner city fielded an All Star Team. My kids knew they were good enough to compete with anybody.

I got into golf because it was an individual game. Either I could do it or I couldn't. My father gave me a couple of books to read. My philosophy is reading the first principle of learning. There are good and there are bad, but by far, the ones that have played well and done well are well read. The bottom line in any sport that you do is dedication. Golf requires hours of practice, but you must have an instructor that understands your capabilities and you must have determination. The first thing I teach are the principles of stance, posture and alignment. 90 percent of the game is mental 10 percent is physical. Good golfers have the ability to repeat the same thing over and over. If you think you are going to hit it into the woods, you will. If you want to hit the fairway, you'll end up right in the middle if you believe. I was told 90 percent of trees are air and that's what I teach.

Aside from sports, I love to read. When I was 6 my parents purchased a Time Life series of the Presidents the United States. I was thoroughly enthralled and read every book. At age 8, I loved the story of Robin Hood, which I was introduced to in the form of A set of two very old books written in Old English.

Growing up one of the most fascinating things going on in my elementary school was the Presidential election between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. I was ten years old. The whole school was enamored by the political process. That drove me to read and obtain as much information as I could about the United States of America and history in general. I developed an appetite for learning as much as I could. History and our government works are passions of mine. I love sparking that interest in those who do not possess it. With the right storytelling, you can instill a hunger for more where there was none.

My goal as a tutor is to get the student engaged. My goal is for them to ask me questions. Then it starts. Now we have a dialogue and that's what it is all about. My name is Thomas and I look forward to your questions.
My name is Tom. I was born into a baseball family. My father talked about stick ball, tried out for the Yankees and got signed to the farm system for the Saint Louis Cardinals. In his generation there was still no money to be made playing baseball so he went back to work delivering ice in NYC. Living through his eyes, baseball became a force in my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Salisbury Mills, NY 12577
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Anatomy, Astronomy
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Baseball

My name is Tom. I was born into a baseball family. My father tried out for the Yankees and got signed to the farm system for the Saint Louis Cardinals. In his generation, there was still no money to be made playing baseball, so he went back to work delivering ice in NYC. Living through his eyes, baseball became a force in my youth. I was a very good player, making all star teams. Then my family moved into a small community where, unfortunately, newcomers were not welcome no matter how good you were. Their loss. As a coach, I worked with kids for whom baseball was their only avenue of escape. We took a bunch of kids to the all stars, and then politics came in. The parents and others thought this should be a politically correct atmosphere. All the kids wanted to do was win. I love teaching people the fundamentals of baseball.

Orange County Community College

Education

Orange County Community College

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 15 miles of Salisbury Mills, NY 12577.