Hi! My name is Thom, and I am an educator and artist.
I studied education and english at Appalachian State University, where I also am about to complete a MA in literature.
I have tutored and instructed across the K-12 spectrum, and at middle and high schools, for the past four years. Additionally, I tutored in high school.
I specialize in language arts, english, literature, writing, reading, history, and all humanities subjects. My strongest areas professionally are definitely in the arts-related fields of education, and I have strong experience with editing, professional writing, and poetry, all of which scaffold my personal approach to education.
I personally enjoy tutoring reading comprehension and literacy skills the most. Reading unlocks a whole world of experience and learning, and it is amazing to be a part of that experience.
I believe all students deserve an equal education and that students are the most valuable commodity we have. I am a workaholic teacher who will commit to be as available to you as possible.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Appalachian State University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Appalachian State University - Master of Arts, English
SAT Verbal: 760
GRE Analytical Writing: 4
GRE Verbal Reasoning: 163
Poetry, writing, reading, watching tv, cooking, playing with my cat, hiking, running.
A Level Prep
A Level English Language
A Level English Literature
College Level American Literature
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Tests Prep