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Tom G.

Columbus, OH

$38/hour

Retired Senior Professor ACT,SAT, Econ, Math, English, History

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Background check passed as of 9/27/11
4.9 average from 201 ratings
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— Zachery, Pataskala, OH on 4/16/16

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Hofstra University
Miami University of Ohio
Master's

Education

Hofstra University

Miami University of Ohio (Master's)

About Tom

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), Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Columbus, OH 43085
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"ACT"

- Zachery, Pataskala, OH on 4/16/16

"Great Tutor"

- Stacy, Lewis Center, OH on 2/9/16

"Very patient"

- Schlita, Reynoldsburg, OH on 9/23/15

"Great at connecting with the student."

- Bill, Medina, OH on 6/17/15

"My son felt like the sessions were very beneficial."

- Erin, Delaware, OH on 6/13/15

"Tommy G. gets an A+"

- Nate, Lewis Center, OH on 3/3/15

"The Best"

- Mark, New Albany, OH on 2/12/15

"Awesome Instructor!!"

- Brenda, Westerville, OH on 10/21/14

"Great tutor!"

- Alice, New Albany, OH on 8/6/13

"Exellent"

- Jessica, Columbus, OH on 2/15/12
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Ecology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development,
College Counseling, Common Core, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, MCAT, Praxis, PSAT, Regents, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Mathematica, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Greek,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

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.

Business

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.

Career Development

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.

Dyslexia

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

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:
Math
Science
English
Reading
Reading Comprehension
Writing
Study Skills
Social Studies

ESL/ESOL

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.

Greek

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.

Political Science

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.

Public Speaking

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.

Social Studies

I am the senior tutor and substitute teacher for Social Studies in my local school district.
I have been teaching Political Science at the high school and university levels for more than 29 years.

Study Skills

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.

Hofstra University
Miami University of Ohio
Master's

Education

Hofstra University

Miami University of Ohio (Master's)

ACT — 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. ...

— Zachery, Pataskala, OH on 4/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 40 miles of Columbus, OH 43085.