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Thomas M.

Houston, TX

$30/hour

ESL/GED teacher and tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/28/16
5.0 average from 4 ratings
Excellent Teacher!! Very patient and knowledgeable!!
— Marisol, Houston, TX on 10/23/16

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University of Houston
General Studies

Education

University of Houston (General Studies)

About Thomas

I am an experienced ESL/GED teacher and tutor.

I teach eighteen (18) hours a week for the Harris County Department of Education. All of my students are adults from Central and South America, the Caribbean and various African countries.

Most of these students are not employed or have entry-level jobs. Even though my classes may be large, I work with my students in small groups or individually to make sure that they have learned the basic and necessary English speaking, reading and writing skills to apply for new or better jobs.

I also tutor a small group of ESL students several times a week, at my local church and library. I adapt various teaching and tutoring styles and lessons to each students individual goals. These students have applied for US citizenship and want to improve their English skills to pass the test, be able to talk to their children's teachers and their health care providers.

I was fortunate to have a broad, liberal arts education at San Diego State University and the University of Houston. I realized quickly that I needed business-related courses to obtain, build and maintain a Corporate career. I took several accounting, marketing, and advanced math courses at night. During my career, I was responsible for teaching my fellow employees how to use various software applications (MS Office, 3rd party accounting and claims management).

Both my liberal arts and business education have served me well. I retired in November 2015, but remain more active than ever teaching and tutoring, and am involved in local and national politics.
I am an experienced ESL/GED teacher and tutor.

I teach eighteen (18) hours a week for the Harris County Department of Education. All of my students are adults from Central and South America, the Caribbean and various African countries.
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77064
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Teacher!! Very patient and knowledgeable!!"

- Marisol, Houston, TX on 10/23/16

"The best teacher!"

- Luisana, Cypress, TX on 10/23/16
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Test Preparation:
GED
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Reading

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ESL/ESOL

I have taught various ESL levels, from level one (1) where no or minimal English is spoken, to level four (4) where we concentrate on reading, writing and pronunciation.

Reading

I teach and tutor ESL and GED students. I work with my students closely to instill a love of reading, both aloud and to themselves. They quickly gain confidence in their reading abilities, which leads them to be open and curious to learning. I encourage my students to read in English as often as possible.

University of Houston
General Studies

Education

University of Houston (General Studies)

Excellent Teacher!! Very patient and knowledgeable!! — Mr. Tom is very patience and very knowledgeable! He knows how to teach adults and put great effort on me understanding the lessons!! Thanks ...

— Marisol, Houston, TX on 10/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77064.