Tom K.


Tom K.

Tutor

Vienna, VA 22180

Will travel 6 miles

$60 per hour.

4.84 780 ratings

25 years teaching; One of WyzAnt's Top Tutors, 2014 and 2015

I'm a certified teacher with 25 years of classroom experience. I'm also bilingual (Spanish) and have worked with a wide variety of students, including ESOL, remedial, special ed, mainstream, and gifted. For two consecutive years, I've was ranked in the top 250 of more than 72,000 WyzAnt tutors nationwide. I've taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, with specialized focus in elementary education. I am also an experienced writer and editor who can assist with writing instructi... [more]


American History


Vocabulary


Grammar


European History


Reading


Spanish


Writing


English


Government & Politics


Literature


World History

I've tutored world history students and have taught international relations (featuring much world history data) at the university level.


Proofreading


GED


SAT Reading


TOEFL


Elementary Math


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified teacher with 21 years of classroom experience and have worked with a wide variety of students, including ESOL, remedial, special ed, mainstream, and gifted. I've taught at all elementary grade levels and am also an experienced writer that can assist with writing instruction for all ages. My philosophy is that every student, no matter what grade, has a learning style that can be tapped into so they may reach their fullest potential. Beyond addressing success in standardized testing, the overall goal is enhancement of his or her critical thinking skills, along with building the self-confidence to tackle the current trend in rising academic standards.


Study Skills

My philosophy is that every student, no matter what grade, has a learning style that can be tapped into so they may reach their fullest potential. That specific learning style can be adapted to an equally specific style of studying in whatever subject. There's a wealth of strategies ensuring solid retention of material that go far beyond basic rote, e.g., the mnemonic link system, which I've seen work miracles with struggling students. For instance, the well-used "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas" is a fun, practical "menu" for getting all nine planets in their right sequence. It works! I'm a certified teacher with 21 years of classroom experience.


ESL/ESOL

I'm a certified teacher with 21 years of classroom experience and have worked with ESOL students. I'm also bilingual (Spanish). I've taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, with specialized focus in elementary education. I am also an experienced writer that can assist with writing instruction for all ages. My philosophy is that every student, no matter what grade, has a learning style that can be tapped into so they may reach their fullest potential. Beyond addressing the student's success in standardized testing, the overall goal is enhancement of his or her critical thinking skills, along with building the self-confidence to tackle the current trend in rising academic standards.