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Thomas B.

Retired Education Specialist/Attorney

Retired Education Specialist/Attorney

$20/hour

  • 56 hours tutoring

  • Maryville, TN 37803


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About Thomas


Bio

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.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $20
  • Rate details: Multiple lessons (3 or more lessons) will receive a ten percent discount.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Maryville, TN 37803
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/26/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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, 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, 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, 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.
ASVAB, GED, GRE, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (15 ratings)
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(14)
4 star
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Reviews

Thomas is a knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Thomas has worked all his life for this one moment to be my tutor. I love a good answer and lesson as much as I enjoy a well played Bronco's football game. Thomas is like a good wine preparing itself for the time it will be enjoyed. His lessons are not like 2+2=4. In fact I framed my last lesson so I could always see it when I got ready to work on something the lesson pertained to. I always look forward to a good lesson a home run. With the Bronco's I can not always look forward to a good game. I look forward to Thomas being my tutor for a long time. Thank You

DENNIS, 5 lessons with Thomas

Patient and Caring Tutor

Thomas is very knowledgeable and it's obvious that he has an extensive background in English writing. He also allows me to learn and digest information in a way that's easier and fun. He cares about teaching and shows sincere compassion as an educator. Highly recommend Thomas.

Meilynn, 12 lessons with Thomas

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