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Thomas H.

Richmond, VA

$50/hour

Experienced English and Speech tutor

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Creighton University
English
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's

Education

Creighton University (English)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

About Thomas

I am a retired English/Speech/Drama teacher, with over 40 years experience in the classroom. I have taught in both private and public schools, know the rigors of standardized testing, and was able to achieve an 85% pass rate for my writing classes on SOL tests for Sophomores. I am energetic and animated, and I like to challenge students to think beyond what they are used to seeing in the everyday classroom. I love to work along side students, actually doing the work that I assign, so that a model can be established. I also try to simply complex problems, particularly in writing, break down the parts, and then encourage students to use their creativity to complete their work.

I have taught grades 6-12, and can help students with all range of abilities. I enjoy the one-on-one experience of tutoring, as it allows me to understand how a student processes content and how effectively they are able to slowly, but confidently, improve their skills.

I have a wide variety of interests and experiences, including a long time position as a high school drama director. I love seeing the student flame of learning and insight ignite.

I earned a BA in English from Creighton University. MFA in Theater Education from VCU. I also completed 12 hours of graduate English credit at Georgia State University. Complete summer internship at the Eastern Virginia Writers Conference Workshop (2006).
40+ years of classroom teaching experience.

Please feel free to contact me so that we can discuss ways in which to improve your English and communication skills.
I am a retired English/Speech/Drama teacher, with over 40 years experience in the classroom. I have taught in both private and public schools, know the rigors of standardized testing, and was able to achieve an 85% pass rate for my writing classes on SOL tests for Sophomores. I am energetic and animated, and I like to challenge students to think Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Richmond, VA 23228
In-person lessons
English:
English, Literature, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

I have an MFA degree in Theater, which included instruction in Speech Education. I have taught Speech classes in high school and college. I would often work with students on important speeches that they needed to give for special occasions, like graduation. I have worked with businesses on how to make effective sales presentations.

Creighton University
English
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's

Education

Creighton University (English)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 30 miles of Richmond, VA 23228.