EducationNorthern Illinois University BS in Mathematics, 2009 - met qualifications for being a middle school/ high school educator
ExperienceMy name is Thomas Hodges. I have a BS in Mathematics from Northern Illinois University and have met the State of Illinois requirements to qualify as a middle school or high school teacher. For seven years, I have worked as a tutor in mathematics, and during that time have helped dozens of students rescue failing grades in both intermediate and advanced classes, and achieve standardized test scores required for admittance into gifted programs (including IMSA), universities (ACT and SAT), graduate programs (GRE), and military placement (ASVAB). I specialize in Calculus and Advanced/College Algebra, and work well with students that have ADHD. I have a knack for motivating discouraged students by keeping up on their study habits, tests and quizzes, and praising them for their hard work when they do well. My enthusiasm for my students and their academic progress creates in students a sense of confidence and a willingness to work hard.
When I am tutoring your son or daughter you can expect regular email communication and prompt replies to telephone calls and text messages. If you are an adult learner, I will similarly be easy to reach via telephone, email and text message.
Currently, I tutor out of Elburn Library (Town and Country Library) two days a week, but I am willing to work out of other public libraries and coffee shops. The first tutoring session I always offer free.
HobbiesMathematics and learning, reading, computer programming, photography, travel
Client Reviews (2)
Tom was a lifesaver on the GRE. Before we stated, I didn't even know how to factor. He used GRE study books and college algebra textbooks to raise my score from the 20th percentile to the 80th percentile. I now feel really confident to learn more math on my own.
Tom is an amazing tutor! He helps me understand things that I miss in class and has helped my grade alot. I will definitly recommend him to anyone.
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