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Thomas B.

Retired Education Specialist/Attorney

Retired Education Specialist/Attorney

$20/hour

About Thomas


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Looking for that experienced professional to help your child achieve his/her potential? Searching for someone in the top two percent of test scores in the country? I am a retired attorney with over 30 years of experience in the education field; including teaching k-6, middle school, high school, and college. As an attorney, I specialized in Juvenile Law; including delinquent children, abused/neglected children, children with special needs, and children with educational problems.

My guiding...

Looking for that experienced professional to help your child achieve his/her potential? Searching for someone in the top two percent of test scores in the country? I am a retired attorney with over 30 years of experience in the education field; including teaching k-6, middle school, high school, and college. As an attorney, I specialized in Juvenile Law; including delinquent children, abused/neglected children, children with special needs, and children with educational problems.

My guiding principle as a teacher is to enable students to understand what they are learning in focused and logical steps. For example, in teaching writing, I stress the idea of the three c's: concise, concrete, and clear writing. In addition, I focus on hands-on learning; that is, the student who is intimately involved in his/her learning is: 1) better able to grasp the concepts involved; and 2) likely to be more motivated.

I was an active trial lawyer who also wrote legal briefs and argued in Appellate Courts such as the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. I can help your child read, speak, and write better. S/he will know how to present his/her ideas to the world in understandable terms and, more importantly, s/he will be more confident about his/her abilities. Being able to attack and understand problems in a logical and focused manner makes for a better learner and a better human being who can face the travails of life.

Thank you for your time and your attention.


Education

Oberlin College
undergrad
WNEC School of Law
J.D.

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I was a theater Major at Oberlin College. I performed in many plays and also did some script work. I also have taught drama/theater at the HS level. I helped prepare my son's audition to Chapman University's prestigious Theater Dept, and he was accepted.

Business

Criminal Justice,

Criminal Justice

I am a licensed lawyer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I have taught criminal justice classes at the college level. In my practice in Massachusetts, I primarily practiced criminal/delinquency law and areas related to such.
GRE

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Grew up in a multi-lingual neighborhood and understand the need to learn English properly in order to function properly in today's society.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school, high school, and college level classes. Further, I have also been a consultant in Massachusetts to schools in the area of special education. Hence, I am well-versed in the various methodologies used to educate students from kindergarten through college. There is no doubt that my experience and my methods will allow for your child to prosper at the K-6 level.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, and ESL levels.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a former National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist for the SAT (top 2 percent of the country). I have taught English in high school and it is generally considered to be my area of greatest expertise by those who know me. There is little doubt that I can help your child and I can also give your child 'tips' on how to do well on the ACT.
English,

English

I am a lawyer licensed in Massachusetts but not practicing here in TN and I graduated with a BA in English from Oberlin College. In addition, I have scored in the top 2 percent of the country on verbal/writing exams. I am a former teacher (high school/middle school/college) who has over 20 years in the education field. I can help you write clearly, concisely, and concretely.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Grew up in a multi-lingual neighborhood and understand the need to learn English properly in order to function properly in today's society.
Literature,

Literature

Please note that I posses the following attributes: highly skilled in analyzing and understanding literary works and literary criticism; writing skills honed through years of teaching and legal work; and 30 plus years of experience working with students of all abilities.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, and ESL levels.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught English in high school and middle school. I have written numerous legal briefs to various local and appellate courts in Massachusetts. Also, in all courses I have taught at the college level, I have always taught proper writing techniques; including sentence, paragraph, and essay structure.
Grammar, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

Retired lawyer. Well-versed in US history, world history, intellectual history, and cultural history.
Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school, high school, and college level classes. Further, I have also been a consultant in Massachusetts to schools in the area of special education. Hence, I am well-versed in the various methodologies used to educate students from kindergarten through college. There is no doubt that my experience and my methods will allow for your child to prosper at the K-6 level.
English,

English

I am a lawyer licensed in Massachusetts but not practicing here in TN and I graduated with a BA in English from Oberlin College. In addition, I have scored in the top 2 percent of the country on verbal/writing exams. I am a former teacher (high school/middle school/college) who has over 20 years in the education field. I can help you write clearly, concisely, and concretely.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Grew up in a multi-lingual neighborhood and understand the need to learn English properly in order to function properly in today's society.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, and ESL levels.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught English in high school and middle school. I have written numerous legal briefs to various local and appellate courts in Massachusetts. Also, in all courses I have taught at the college level, I have always taught proper writing techniques; including sentence, paragraph, and essay structure.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Grew up in a multi-lingual neighborhood and understand the need to learn English properly in order to function properly in today's society.
TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school, high school, and college level classes. Further, I have also been a consultant in Massachusetts to schools in the area of special education. Hence, I am well-versed in the various methodologies used to educate students from kindergarten through college. There is no doubt that my experience and my methods will allow for your child to prosper at the K-6 level.
English,

English

I am a lawyer licensed in Massachusetts but not practicing here in TN and I graduated with a BA in English from Oberlin College. In addition, I have scored in the top 2 percent of the country on verbal/writing exams. I am a former teacher (high school/middle school/college) who has over 20 years in the education field. I can help you write clearly, concisely, and concretely.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Grew up in a multi-lingual neighborhood and understand the need to learn English properly in order to function properly in today's society.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, and ESL levels.
Writing

Writing

I have taught English in high school and middle school. I have written numerous legal briefs to various local and appellate courts in Massachusetts. Also, in all courses I have taught at the college level, I have always taught proper writing techniques; including sentence, paragraph, and essay structure.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Grew up in a multi-lingual neighborhood and understand the need to learn English properly in order to function properly in today's society.
Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught middle school, high school, and college level classes. Further, I have also been a consultant in Massachusetts to schools in the area of special education. Hence, I am well-versed in the various methodologies used to educate students from kindergarten through college. There is no doubt that my experience and my methods will allow for your child to prosper at the K-6 level.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Grew up in a multi-lingual neighborhood and understand the need to learn English properly in order to function properly in today's society.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, and ESL levels.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught English in high school and middle school. I have written numerous legal briefs to various local and appellate courts in Massachusetts. Also, in all courses I have taught at the college level, I have always taught proper writing techniques; including sentence, paragraph, and essay structure.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a former National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist for the SAT (top 2 percent of the country). I have taught English in high school and it is generally considered to be my area of greatest expertise by those who know me. There is little doubt that I can help your child and I can also give your child 'tips' on how to do well on the ACT.
GED, GRE, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (365 ratings)
5 star
(336)
4 star
(25)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


knowledgeable and patient tutor.

He helps me a lot even though I am a very beginner of writing. He will wait for you until you understand and explain same thing several times if you don't get it. Also, he is very knowledgeable too.

Bambi, 4 lessons with Thomas

Knowledgeable, intelligent, and helpful tutor

The writing lessons that Thomas teaches are very informative and interesting. He has broad knowledge and always tries to push my son's writing ability to a higher level. My son really enjoys his lessons and gets a better habit to think more when he writes.

Zun, 9 lessons with Thomas

Knowledgeble and patient teacher

Thomas teaches me English both writing and speaking with punctuations, grammar, and so on. He is not only knowledgeable in many fields of English usage but also a passionate and warmhearted teacher. I recommend him to anyone who seeks to learn English authentically and practically with solid basics.

Hanae, 21 lessons with Thomas

Great first class

Great first class. Tom connected with my daughter and explained concepts in a way that made her understand. Looking forward to future classes. She love for teaching was evident.

Delveenia, 4 lessons with Thomas

Great time

He is very generous and moreover patient on many mistakes I made. I could feel that my English speaking become better and better. I expect that I could have a precious time with him for a long time.

Leeway, 49 lessons with Thomas

Great Teacher, very patient

He is very patient and professional. He always helps me and is very helpful when explaining. My reading got much better and I’m not as embarrassed to speak anymore. Would very much recommend.

Eva, 44 lessons with Thomas

Super-supportive and engaging tutor for my 13-y-o son!

Thomas has been working through "The Outsiders" with my 13-year-old son (ASD diagnosed) helping him understand the characters, plot lines, vocabulary, as well as linking themes and morals in the story to personal experiences my son can relate to. Thomas has been extremely patient and resourceful drawing out my son into conversations instead of one word answers. Thomas' life experience in education and law make him uniquely qualified for tutoring special needs kids.

Linnea, 9 lessons with Thomas

Knowledgeable and enjoyable tutor

Thomas gave my son interesting reading pieces and ask for the reading response essay as homework, and then went through the homework together. During the tutoring section, he threw lots of questions to inspire my son to think which is exactly my son needs. The best part is he loves classical music, and he related the music to math and history, ask my son to do some research and discuss together. It is a really enjoyable tutoring section fro my son.

Minhua, 34 lessons with Thomas

Great and knowledgeable!

Thomas is a great english coach with a broad knowledge of history and deep knowledge of Law. I highly recommend him! He does great job in teaching multiple skills, reading, speaking, and writing. great choice!

Moe, 18 lessons with Thomas
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