Tutoring Philosophy & Approach
For most of Tom's tutoring students, the tutoring
follows curriculum and textbooks used at their respective schools.
For home schooling or preparation for the SAT
or ACT,
books and materials are recommended by Tom.
Tom’s math education philosophy is based
on the premise that all students can learn and excel at math. Many
students have had negative experiences with math and as a result
have gaps in their math knowledge that interfere with their ability
to excel in current math classes. Individualized math
help allows the identification and addressing of specific gaps
and needs. Tom sees his job as that of facilitator, helping the
student not only to learn math concepts, but also to learn methods
for studying and learning new concepts.
Parents frequently report a change in their child’s attitude
towards math after working with Tom; some students have even identified
math as a “favorite subject” after they experience success
and true understanding of math for the first time in their math
education.
