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Thomas T.

Knoxville, TN

$45/hour

Certified And 30 Years Math Teaching Experience

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Tennessee Tech University
secondary education

Education

Tennessee Tech University (secondary education)

About Thomas

My name is Tom. I have lived in Knoxville all my life, except 4 years in Cookeville where I attended Tennessee Technological University. I studied Electrical Engineering for 2 years before changing to Math Education. I became a teacher because I enjoy helping others. There is no better feeling when I see a student "get it".

I recently retired from Knox County Schools after 30 years 6 months service. I retired because I plan to tutor, travel, and tinker. I miss the students and the instruction. I do not miss many of the unnecessary demands placed on teachers.

My tutoring methods are both "old school" and "current school". I believe in discipline and hard work. A tutor is an instructor who gives private lessons. Therefore, I use current teaching methods --- modeling, I do you do, practice, closure and summary in a private, one on one setting. Mathematics is a universal and exciting language, and how math is used in the real world is motivating for both tutor and student.
My name is Tom. I have lived in Knoxville all my life, except 4 years in Cookeville where I attended Tennessee Technological University. I studied Electrical Engineering for 2 years before changing to Math Education. I became a teacher because I enjoy helping others. There is no better feeling when I see a student "get it".

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Knoxville, TN 37912
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra
Test Preparation:
ACT Math

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Algebra 1

I taught algebra one and algebra two for 30 years. All test scores were above norm. I feel my best qualification is that I enjoy seeing the light come on when a young person gets it.

Tennessee Tech University
secondary education

Education

Tennessee Tech University (secondary education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 20 miles of Knoxville, TN 37912.