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My name is Tom, and I have been tutoring students in various subjects for the past 5 years..The enjoyment I have experienced making school easier for struggling students is what inspired the founding of Tom James Tutoring.

I received my bachelor's degree in the biological sciences at Benedictine University. Sharing is something I have always enjoyed, and I discovered one of the best ways I can do so is through tutoring. My tutoring experiences began after I completed my first year of college. My mother, who was an elementary/high school math teacher, asked me to individually tutor one of her struggling math students. I had experienced academic challenges as well and was familiar with what it feels like to be the student that is falling behind. The boy absorbed the lessons I taught him better than his in-class lessons, and he was able to raise his scores two letter-grades before that semester ended.

During college, I also often found myself eager to help-out fellow college peers with coursework that I had already learned. It seemed like chemistry, math, and proofreading were the subjects students struggled with most. I am very good at creating visual and sequential learning patterns that enable students to understand and remember their coursework more easily.

I have served as a substitute teacher as well, for grades K-12, during the past 4 years. The opportunity to get to work with each age group, and be familiar with the academic challenges each modern-day student is facing, is what allows me to connect well with each student.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Benedictine University - Bachelors, Biology

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