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Thomas

Growing up in one-stoplight town, I spent a lot of time reading. This blossomed into a fascination with history which has led me to travel around the US and Europe. My love of helping people learn began early as well, with teaching swim lessons in the local pool. I attended college at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Surprising, I majored in history and not vampire studies. I worked at a software company, where one of my duties was to train new employees, before moving to England to pursue a Masters Degree in Modern History Durham University. When not in the classroom, I love hiking, swimming, reading, and playing video games.

From my pre-school to my Master's degree, I've found tutors and teachers who helped shape a love of learning in me. Drawing on my own experience, I believe making connections between subjects and personal interests is key to instilling excitement in any topic. Helping students form these connections develops a desire to learn which often lasts beyond succeeding in a single class.
I am happy to assist with a wide variety of subjects from ACT prep to general homework assistance for any age student. My experiences with children outside the classroom as a swim coach and assistant scoutmaster has reinforced my belief that teaching requires positivity, patience, and enthusiasm to achieve success.

Successful learning in a tutoring session needs a good tutor-student relationship, and forming this bond is also a vital part of the teaching process. This allows me to personally challenge and motivate students so they take ownership in their studies. Having struggled with a learning disability of my own, I know there is no single way to learn, and believe adapting teaching methods to fit the individual student is crucial.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Transylvania University - Bachelors, History

Graduate Degree:

 Durham University - Masters, Modern History

ACT English: 31

ACT Reading: 35

GRE Verbal: 164

Travel, Hiking, Reading, Writing, Video Games, Volunteering.

College English

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature

High School English

High School Level American History

High School World History

Homework Support

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

US History