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Tom S.

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Experienced teacher

$65/hour

  • 137 hours tutoring

  • Eastchester Tuckahoe, NY 10707

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About Tom


Bio

I have a PhD in computer science and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I teach business, IT, Computer Science, Math, Philosophy, Writing, and a host of other subjects.

Of thousands of students served, I have a 98% "would recommend" rating. My approach is student-centered, based off the theories of Carl Rogers augmented by design thinking.

I understand the student whose approach requires assistance; I have walked in your shoes and found the ways out of the miasma of confusion that...

I have a PhD in computer science and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I teach business, IT, Computer Science, Math, Philosophy, Writing, and a host of other subjects.

Of thousands of students served, I have a 98% "would recommend" rating. My approach is student-centered, based off the theories of Carl Rogers augmented by design thinking.

I understand the student whose approach requires assistance; I have walked in your shoes and found the ways out of the miasma of confusion that envelops you.

I have over 20 years of experience informally and in graduate school, combined with a relentless curiosity and desire to learn and improve myself keeps me both relevant and inspiring.

Frankly, I think teaching is impossible, and places that focus on teaching, instead of learning, are obsolete. I think that most of the educational system is designed around the needs of the people running it, not the students in it.


Education

Carleton College
Political Science
Harvard University
Masters
Tulane University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Tuckahoe, NY 10707
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a university lecturer for over 20 years. I was absolutely terrified to appear before a class my first day. Since that day in 1993, I have become a leader of faculty workshops where I train new faculty in classroom management and public speaking. I adapted this workshop to a course I taught on leadership for students; I can send the file. In a nutshell: I have spoken to thousands of students before a classroom, and done so to rave reviews. I am an INTJ Meyers-Briggs personality type, so I especially understand the issues of introverts having to be public speakers, and incorporate this experience when training others to speak publicly.
GRE, Microsoft Excel

Computer

C,

C

I teach C at a collegiate level, with excellent teaching evaluations.
C++,

C++

I teach C++ at a collegiate level, with excellent teaching evaluations.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I've programmed for over 30 years (scary to write that!) and teach programming in college.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have a PhD in computer science and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I have excellent student evaluations.
Linux,

Linux

I teach a course on systems programming in Linux, in which we program sockets interfaces as well as pthreaded programs. Of course we cover the basics, like command line operation and Linux system tools like sed, awk, and others.
Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

I have a PHD in databases, so background on theory is good. I have developed 4 applications in Access, both using the native database and using access as a pass-through to underlying data in SQL Server, Oracle, and DB3+. I am ok on VBA and quite good on database design.
UNIX,

UNIX

I teach two courses on C/Assembler programming on UNIX. In those courses, we have a basic LINUX command-line section, and we do sockets, network, fork/execve, and web server programming. Recently, my class learned how to use the threading infrastructure of UNIX to write parallel code.
Java, Microsoft Excel, SQL

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I teach C++ at a collegiate level, with excellent teaching evaluations.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a university lecturer for over 20 years. I was absolutely terrified to appear before a class my first day. Since that day in 1993, I have become a leader of faculty workshops where I train new faculty in classroom management and public speaking. I adapted this workshop to a course I taught on leadership for students; I can send the file. In a nutshell: I have spoken to thousands of students before a classroom, and done so to rave reviews. I am an INTJ Meyers-Briggs personality type, so I especially understand the issues of introverts having to be public speakers, and incorporate this experience when training others to speak publicly.
Java, Microsoft Excel, SQL

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a university lecturer for over 20 years. I was absolutely terrified to appear before a class my first day. Since that day in 1993, I have become a leader of faculty workshops where I train new faculty in classroom management and public speaking. I adapted this workshop to a course I taught on leadership for students; I can send the file. In a nutshell: I have spoken to thousands of students before a classroom, and done so to rave reviews. I am an INTJ Meyers-Briggs personality type, so I especially understand the issues of introverts having to be public speakers, and incorporate this experience when training others to speak publicly.

History

Art History

Homeschool

Calculus, Geometry

Math

Logic,

Logic

All computer science PhDs have to take courses in formal logic. I am a Computer Science PhD. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. My dissertation was on logic programming and databases.
Calculus, Geometry, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus, Geometry

Summer

Calculus, Geometry

Test Preparation

GRE

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (35 ratings)
5 star
(33)
4 star
(2)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Diligent

He was great! In a subject he wasn't completely comfortable with, he decided to independently take the time outside of our session to prepare to make sure he could provide me with as much assistance as possible.

Britton, 1 lesson with Tom

Excellent assistance. Very reasonable.

The tutoring session for my 84 year old husband was excellent. In a very short time, my husband was happy again, using all of his Excel Spreadsheets. Tom's ability saved us hours of angst! Thank you.

Concettina, 1 lesson with Tom

Excellent Tutor

Tom was able to teach me more than I learned in 6 hours of class in one hour. He broke it down into understandable components that made it possible for me to get a handle on the material. I feel well prepared for my upcoming exam. Thank you Tom.

Marilyn, 6 lessons with Tom

Knowledgeable and helpful computer tutor

My son had a high school computer project due and Tom was very responsive, and met with him several times. He was very helpful and knowledgeable and my son found his teaching style to be excellent. Would highly recommend Tom.

Mark, 2 lessons with Tom

Helped me prepare for an interview

Great slide decks with detailed explanations. Helped remind me of the theories behind Computer Science which I forgot. Thanks Tom!

Zipporah, 3 lessons with Tom

Most awesome algorithm session

Tom is great. Very intelligent, knowledgeable and knows what he is teaching down to the level of details that surprises me.

Bowen, 2 lessons with Tom

$65/hour

Tom S.

$65/hour

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