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Tom L.

Leander, TX


Math is a Piece of Cake

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University of Iowa
New Mexico State University


University of Iowa

New Mexico State University (MBA)

About Tom

Before a career in the US Army defense organization TRADOC, I was a middle school and high school mathematics teacher and coach in Iowa for six years. I taught courses ranging from remedial math to algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I also regularly applied upper level mathematics in my duties as an Operations Research Analyst in federal service. I adjust my style of tutoring to the needs and abilities of my students, much the same way as a coach develops a game plan according to the abilities of his players. The patience and understanding I exhibit has been demonstrated by the success my sons have attained, earning engineering degrees at Texas Tech University, and graduate level degrees at Johns Hopkins University. Before a career in the US Army defense organization TRADOC, I was a middle school and high school mathematics teacher and coach in Iowa for six years. I taught courses ranging from remedial Read more

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Travels within 25 miles of Leander, TX 78641
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"The BEST!"

- Liz, Leander, TX on 10/2/15

"Very knowledgeable, patient and helpful!!!"

- Todd & Brenda, Austin, TX on 6/5/15

"Great first session"

- Jacquie, Georgetown, TX on 11/12/14

"Very helpful and patient. Easy to reach by e-mail."

- Kenda, Cedar Park, TX on 11/2/13

"Great tutor for college math "

- Kelly, Leander, TX on 8/1/13

"All great!"

- Evelyn, Austin, TX on 6/3/13

"Thank goodness for Tom!!!"

- Stacey, Leander, TX on 11/15/12
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Test Preparation:

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Algebra 1

Algebra uses symbols to represent unknown numbers in order to solve problems.
Algebra 1 topics include:
- Beginning basics such as Order of Operations, Sets of Numbers, Operations on Rational Numbers, and the Distributive Property
- Equations
- Inequalities
- Proportions and Percents
- Linear Equations and Inequalities
- Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- Exponents
- Polynomials
- Factoring
- Quadratic Functions
- Rational and Radical Expressions

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 subject matter includes a review of major Algebra 1 concepts and advanced algebra topics ranging from multi-step equations to trigonometry. Algebra 2 topics include:

- Equations and Inequalities
- Linear Relations and Functions
- Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- Matrices
- Complex Numbers
- Quadratic Functions and Inequalities
- Polynomial Functions
- Radical Functions and Rational Exponents, - Conic Sections
- Rational Expressions
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Sequences and Series
- Introductory Trigonometry


For the mathematics portion of the GED exam, multiple sources of data are required to solve some of the questions. You can succeed on the exam by being able to take difficult questions and break them down into easier parts that you can more easily solve. The mathematics content areas include:
- Number operations and number sense.
- Data analysis, statistics, and probability.
- Algebra, functions, and patterns.
- Graphs, measurement and geometry.


Geometry is the study of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids. Geometry topics include:
- Review of Algebra
- The Basics of Lines, Angles and their Relationships
- Parallel Lines and the Coordinate Plane
- Congruent Triangles
- Properties of Triangles
- Quadrilaterals and Polygons
- Similarity
- Properties of Right Triangles
- The Basics of Trigonometry
- Surface Area and Volume
- Circles
- Transformations
- Constructions


Prealgebra is the bridge from arithmetic to algebra.
Topics covered include:
- Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, and Mixed Numbers
- Algebraic Expressions and Integers
- Equations
- Inequalities
- Factors, Fractions, and Exponents
- Ratios, Proportions, and Percents
- Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Systems
- Introduction to Geometry
- Solid Figures
- Right Triangles
- Polynomials

University of Iowa
New Mexico State University


University of Iowa

New Mexico State University (MBA)

The BEST! — Tom was great. My daughter Hailey gave him two thumbs up and after just one session she was able to have the light bulb go off for pre-ap Algebra II. I am so grateful that he could accommodate such short notice and come to our house to help her! We will definitely use him from now on with all her tutoring in math. ...

— Liz, Leander, TX on 10/2/15

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 25 miles of Leander, TX 78641.

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