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Tom M.

Reading, PA

$35/hour

High school & college math tutor

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.6 average from 61 ratings
Very Patient
— Rabel, Reading, PA on 2/21/14

$35/Hour


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Kutztown University
Mathematics

Education

Kutztown University (Mathematics)

About Tom

I am a graduate of Kutztown University, earning my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 2011. Mathematics has been an area of interest for me my entire life, and I love being able to help others gain a better understanding of the various areas that involve the use of math. I like to find out my students' strengths and weaknesses in the particular subject, then use examples to help bring their aptitude in that area full circle.

I have tutored all areas, from Pre-Algebra up to and including Calculus. I thoroughly enjoy this area of learning and will work with the student to maximize their learning ability. I am flexible and will work with your family to meet time requirements and/or schedule changes.
I am a graduate of Kutztown University, earning my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 2011. Mathematics has been an area of interest for me my entire life, and I love being able to help others gain a better understanding of the various areas that involve the use of math. I like to find out my students' strengths and weaknesses in the particular Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Reading, PA 19611
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Patient"

- Rabel, Reading, PA on 2/21/14

"Great resource."

- Amy, Birdsboro, PA on 8/15/13

"Good Lesson"

- Jamie, Fleetwood, PA on 4/12/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, GED,
Geometry, Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Praxis,
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED,
Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I can guide my students through the essentials, including factorization, fraction operations, exponents, order of operations, and linear equations.

GED

I am proficient in the subject areas included in the GED Math portion, including geometry, area of triangles, circles, and cylinders, and angles, among others. I can help study the types of answers generally given and the types of word problems to understand what the problem is asking. I can also help with general studies of the science, social studies, and language arts.

Praxis

I have taken a practice Praxis exam to learn more about the type of questions included. I learned that for all three subject areas, the type of questions are similar in structure to the type used on the SAT exams. I have extensive experience tutoring students for the SAT exams in Reading, Writing, and Math. Through my own college experiences with writing research papers and testing on book subject matter, I am able to pass my knowledge of reading comprehension and grammar to the students I tutor. I am particularly qualified to tutor for the Math section of any exam, drawing from the Bachelor's degree in Math that I earned from Kutztown University.

Kutztown University
Mathematics

Education

Kutztown University (Mathematics)

Very Patient

Takes time to explain in an easier way. Really good tutor for upcoming test like ASVAB or SAT's. Tom helped me improve my ASVAB knowledge and I would recommend him to anyone who has math issues or is doing poorly in any class.

— Rabel, Reading, PA on 2/21/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 15 miles of Reading, PA 19611.