Miami University of Ohio (Master's)
I am a nationally certified tutor and I currently teach and tutor at a local college in Columbus, Ohio.
I have been tutoring students in math (all levels), English (all levels), history (all levels), all social sciences (political science, sociology, philosophy, and psychology), English as a Second Language, and especially ACT (math, science reasoning, reading, English, and writing), and SAT (math and English) for more than 20 years by reducing learning anxiety and "simply getting the point and application(s) across" in a relaxing, yet effective manner.
I am also a semi-retired senior professor. Before deciding to retire from full-time teaching at a major university, I taught the following subjects for 23 years: Economics (all levels); Finance (all levels); Math (all levels); Business Operations; Business Strategy; Business Math; Critical Thinking/Problem Solving; Political Science; Ethics; Introduction to Business; and Leadership/Motivation.
I currently divide my tutoring time between the following grade levels: Grades 1 through 6 = 20%; Middle School/Junior High School = 20%; High School = 30%; and ACT/SAT = 30%.
As a parent, professor, experienced tutor, and life-long learner, I understand (and practice) the essential differences between teaching and tutoring. Although they share some similarities, they are different in terms of learning strategy, knowledge retention, and information application.
My purpose for tutoring is not to supplement my income. I attained my wealth many years ago. I've never cared about social status.
Now, for me, it's primarily a matter of having students "get it!"
"Getting it" simply means the following to different students/parents: passing an exam; passing a lab; "catching up" when classes have been missed; "catching up" when a student has fallen behind; actually understanding the application(s) of specific material; improving ACT/SAT scores to enter a specific college/university or gain a specific academic scholarship/grant.
And so it goes...
Thank you! I am a nationally certified tutor and I currently teach and tutor at a local college in Columbus, Ohio.
I have been tutoring students in math (all levels), English (all levels), history (all levels), all social sciences (political science, sociology, philosophy, and psychology), English as a Second Language, and especially ACT (math,
Tom did a wonderful job tutoring my son Zach for the ACT. He helped him to understand how too look at the question and understand what they are looking for. Plus so much more. My son has a better understanding now for looking at test questions. I would high recommend Tom for ACT tutoring.
My son never had to do much studying until he got to high school and found that he didn't really know how to study or how to do it efficiently. Tom has given him tips and strategies to help keep him focused on the task at hand. He has helped him tremendously in just the 3+ hours they have spent together. My son already seems more confident and proud of the work he is doing.
Tom is doing an amazing job tutoring my 3rd grade son. My son has issues focusing and staying on task. Often times he drifts off and Tom is very patient with him. He gets him back on track. He never makes my son feel bad for getting an answer wrong, so this has boosted his confidence tremendously. Tom tutored him all summer and my 3rd grader is having an awesome start to the year! I am very pleased and grateful for Tom's help!
Tom has done a great job at figuring out how to best connect and then communicate with our son to optimize his learning.
Helped him with the review of ACT and the tricks of interpreting the test. Will use Tom again for help with my younger son.
We have had a wonderful experience with Tommy G. Not only did my son enjoy his 2 hours sessions with Tommy (imagine that!), he really appreciated all of the knowledge and strategy tips Tommy was able to share. My son's score increased by 4 points and we couldn't be happier. My son had had a few sessions with other tutors and the big difference between Tommy and the others was that Tommy was able to give him tips and strategies that would give him the biggest bang for the buck when it came to the test. as apposed to a bunch of homework he had to bring home and read and do before the next session. For the most part, everything my son learned he learned within the two hour tutor sessions. He didn't have to come home and do more work, which would have been hard to find the time for and would have been like pulling teeth to get him to do on top of all of his regular school homework. We give Tommy G. and A+.
We are extremely fortunate to have Tom tutor our daughter. Tom's teaching method is fundamentally based on making kids think about real life applications of math and English concepts. This is something that is very difficult to observe in our current school systems.
My son wanted a higher score on his ACT. I didn't know anyone that could help. I started searching the web and came across the WyzAnt website. Then I began the task of searching for an instructor. I came across Tom's name, and I couldn't be happier with the results. My son understands the ACT "tricks" and is better prepared for retaking the ACT this weekend. He is more confident and relaxed. Tom is very punctual, professional, dependable and ethical. He is easily reached by phone and provided all materials. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
My daughter has benefited greatly by the tutor's in depth knowledge of the SAT test and teaching methods. She says she understands algebra better after 2 hours of tutoring than after 1 year of high school algebra!
Tom is awesome, my highschool son finds him very interesting and helpful. Tom presents information in an exciting way, focusing on real life and intergrating my sons interest into his learning style.
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For more than two decades I have been certified by the Ohio Board of Education to work with students in grades 1 through 12 with ADD/ADHD. Approximately 20% of all my students (children and adults) have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I currently work with a number of elementary school/middle school/high school psychologists (in the Greater Columbus, Ohio area) in developing and implementing a variety of methods to address my individual student's academic lessons...based exclusively on their respective needs...thereby improving their respective academic performance. I also work with the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities in helping educators/school administrators/parents improve the overall education of children with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dysgraphia...especially in creating an Individual Education Program (IEP) for each of my students.
For 23 years, I taught and tutored the following courses at a nationally known university in Columbus, Ohio: Business Decision Making, Business Operations, Economics, Corporate Finance, Business Ethics, Marketing, Management, Leadership/Motivation, Business Strategy and Policy, and International Business.
As a semi-retired professor, I currently teach/tutor at a small, local college in the following subject areas: Business Math, Small Business Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, and Political Science.
During my tenure as a senior professor, and now as a semi-retired college instructor, I have taught many courses in Career Development. My purpose was to prepare students and soon-to-be graduates in "real world" business situations and requirements. I can pass this advice to you or your student as well.
I have recently completed my final sixty hours of the Mastery of the Orton-Gillingham Tutor Training Program. With this comes a mastery in Prescriptive Teaching which features formal and informal assessments to evaluate progress in reading and spelling. This mastery allows for a variety of approaches designed to improve storage, retrieval, and transfer of skills. I now teach strategies for teaching mastery in encoding, decoding, and oral reading fluency. This is performed in both a diagnostic and prescriptive framework.
Recently, I was certified by the major school systems in and around Columbus, Ohio in teaching and tutoring students in the following academic areas pertaining to k-6th grade:
For more than 14 years I have been teaching/tutoring English as a Second Language in the Zanesville and Columbus, Ohio public schools, as well as some proprietary colleges.
As of April, 2012, I became certified to teach and tutor ESL/ESOL courses for Ohio's thirteen public universities.
I was raised bilingually in English and Modern Greek. I attended Greek school every day after my regular public elementary and junior high school classes. The purpose was to be fluent in the reading, writing and speaking of Modern Greek, and it was successful.
One of my graduate degrees is an M.A. in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio (1974). My areas of concentration: International Politics; Comparative Political Systems; Political Theory; American Political Processes. I also taught these academic subjects as a graduate student at Miami University of Ohio.
I have taught a variety of courses in the field of Public Speaking for a major university during the last 14 years.
I am now the lead university teacher in my college's Public Speaking department.
I am now celebrating my tenth year of working with businesses in Ohio regarding their effort to improve the public speaking skills of their employees.
For more than 28 years, I have been teaching a variety of Study Skills courses to students in grades K-12, as well as at the college/university level. I look forward to helping you or your student succeed in studying.