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Thomas G.

Spokane, WA

$15/hour

Math and Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/18/16
4.8 average from 202 ratings
Really Patient Tutor with Skills!
— John, Post Falls, ID on 9/14/11

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University of Washington
BA

Education

University of Washington (BA)

About Thomas

I hold a B.A. in Chemistry from The University of Washington and have been tutoring for over twenty years. I find many students need the one on one tutoring that they do not always receive in school. Learning comes about from the connection between student and teacher. I teach math, algebra, trigonometry, statistics, SAT & GED preparation, and chemistry. References available,

Tom
I hold a B.A. in Chemistry from The University of Washington and have been tutoring for over twenty years. I find many students need the one on one tutoring that they do not always receive in school. Learning comes about from the connection between student and teacher. I teach math, algebra, trigonometry, statistics, SAT & GED preparation, and Read more

Policies

I am tutoring two students at once for Sri (Ani and Adi) so I am billing them for $20.00 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Spokane, WA 99201
Background Check: Passed

"Really Patient Tutor with Skills!"

- John, Post Falls, ID on 9/14/11

"Excellent tutor for my child"

- Jeb, Spokane, WA on 12/8/16

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Evelyn, Cheney, WA on 10/31/16

"Very Pleased!"

- Jeff, Spokane, WA on 3/6/16

"Great, reliable tutor!"

- Barrett, Spokane, WA on 1/27/16

"Elementary math help"

- Cecilia, Greenacres, WA on 1/13/16

"Tom is a great tutor, patient, kind and knowledgeable"

- Jewel, Spokane, WA on 5/30/15

"Amazing"

- Lynda, Spokane, WA on 2/26/15

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Kiah, Spokane, WA on 10/24/14

"So pleased with this great Tutor"

- Linda, Spokane, WA on 9/20/13

"Very helpful, flexible and dependable."

- Karen, Mead, WA on 6/12/12

"The most Patient turor ever!!"

- Felicia, Spokane, WA on 3/8/12

"Patient tutor Tom was very patient with the math lessons, I think he helped my grandson a lot. I never had a trouble contacting him"

- Karen, Spokane, WA on 2/9/12
Science:
ACT Science,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science
English:
English, Literature, Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math,
TEAS,
TOEFL
Computer:
PHP
Language:
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Homeschool, Reading
Business:
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Soccer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

The ACT is a college preparation test taught mainly in the Midwest. It is said to be easier than the SAT, but do not let that fool you- -it is easier for everyone, so it this sense it is standardized. It is built on thought problems-- algebra, geometry, ratios, and statistics. To prepare I use The Real ACT Prep Guide.

ACT Science

I hold a BA from The University of Washington in Chemistry and have been tutoring for over ten years. Success on the test is built around the interpretation of real world problems in paragraph and numeric form. I can help you learn to read carefully so you can answer questions

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring algebra for over fifteen years and have many references. Algebra has been developing for over 1500 years with its roots going back to the Greeks and Persians. It is built upon the more recent development of pre-calculus and calculus and has many applications. It is one of my favorite branches of math to study and teach.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring for over ten years, and hold a BA from The University of Washington. I graduated with a 3.91 grade point average from high school, and I have a passion for teaching. I approach the student with listening, care and patience.

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and the transformation of matter. Simply put, it is the behavior of the electron (or more specifically, the behavior of the outer most electrons - as seen in the periodic table of the elements). I hold a B.A. from the University of Washington in chemistry, and have been tutoring for many years. I have many references.

Chess

I have been playing chess for 30 years beginning with my father. At first he would consistently win, but as a grew older I would typically win. Ability in chess is a lot like ability in math, the more you play the more your concentration and ability grows. I can only think of two people who could consistently beat me, and both were Ivy League scholars. The reason I want to teach chess is because it opens the door to another way to intellectually reach people (especially for young people).

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring all levels of math for over fifteen years. While in high school I taught a remedial math class, and while in college I taught three and four year olds in a daycare. To reach kids I use patience, care and humor. I got straight A's in math in high school and college.

Geometry

The Greek roots of the word geometry are "geo" meaning earth or world and "metry" meaning measure. I have studied geometry since high school and use a compass and straight edge to produce constructions. I try to be patient and caring and to engage the student with listening and question. I got straight A's in high school and college math.

Logic

I hold a B.A. from The University of Washington in chemistry and have studied and taught logic. I am versed in statements, negations, quantified statements, compound statements, connectives, truth tables for negations, conjunction, disjunction, truth tables for the conditional and biconditional, DeMorgan's Laws and Euler Diagrams. Currently, I am tutoring a blind student in logic.

Organic Chemistry

I hold a B.A. from The University of Washington in chemistry, thereby completing general chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. I work with Dr. Reid who was working on the elucidation of protein synthesis. I have been successfully tutoring students toward higher academic achievement for over twenty years including students pursuing careers in nursing, medicine and pharmacology, which are fields requiring knowledge of organic chemistry.

SAT Math

SAT (scholastic aptitude test) is typically required for admission to four year universities. It consists of three sections, one of which is math. The language arts and essay sections draw mostly from a life time of learning and are less influenced by study. Math on the other hand is apt to respond to study. I work with The Princeton Review 2011 Edition. After preparing with them, two of my students were just admitted to The University of Idaho.

Special Needs

I have been a volunteer at The Evergreen Club for two and a half years working with mentally ill adults. The experience has made me interested in seeing growth in the developmentally disabled, and in working with those with special needs.Also, I worked at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, taught english as a second language to Laotian Refugees, and taught for eight years at Crosswalk-- a school for street kids. Also I worked at a daycare center with three and four year olds.

Statistics

Statistics is my passion. Each time I tutor a session I learn something new. There is descriptive statistics and inferential statistics(probability). Essentially statistics deals with the gathering and preparation of data. I have been tutoring stats for five years.

TEAS

I am interested in teaching the math section of the TEAS test. I have been tutoring math for over fifteen years, hold a BA from The University of Washington and have been working successfully with WyzAnt for nearly ten years. I received straight A's in calculus, and have had many chemistry and physics classes with nursing applications. I worked at a hospital in orthopedics and at a local nursing home for a total of almost two years. I taught ESL to Laotian refugees, and reading to a Chinese priest. I taught remedial math while in high school and volunteered for eight years at a school for street kids. In high school I had a 3.91 g.p.a., and in college I had a 3.34 g.p.a. I also taught creative writing, and I am comfortable with all The TEAS has to offer.

Trigonometry

The Greek roots of the word trigonometry are tri (meaning three) and gon (meaning angles)and metry(meaning measure). Thus trigonometry is the study of triangles. Theorems include the sum of the interior angles of a triangle, similar triangles, trigonometric functions and identites. I received A's in high school math.

University of Washington
BA

Education

University of Washington (BA)

Really Patient Tutor with Skills!

Thomas -- thanks for your patience with me on Statistics . . .you have really helped me take steps towards greater understanding. I am getting more and more confident in my class because of your help! Thanks!

— John, Post Falls, ID on 9/14/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $15.00

I am tutoring two students at once for Sri (Ani and Adi) so I am billing them for $20.00 per hour.

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 30 miles of Spokane, WA 99201.