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Lessons offered by Tom
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Quantitative physics
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Retired physics teacher with more than 20 years in the classroom offering physics and math lessons in Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota.

Methodology

I approach each topic starting at the basic principles and then expand the discussion to draw new connections between similar ideas and patterns. For me it is not about memorizing equations. I use math as a tool where appropriate and rely on other communication skills, both in writing and speaking, to get the concepts across.

Background

I am a highly engaging and enthusiastic physics professor with over 20 years of experience teaching students math and physics. I enjoy opportunities to help students think "outside the box" deriving new solutions to old problems through strategic information gathering, data collection, and comprehensive scrutiny. I am a persuasive and concise communicator; experienced in dealing with all levels of student learning for greater comprehension and understanding.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $23/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $180

Details

Must give 24 hour notice of cancellation for consideration of refund.

Lessons offered by Tom
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Quantitative physics
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Tom's resume

PROFILE SUMMARY
Highly engaging enthusiastic physics professor with over 20 years of experience teaching students in the areas of math and physics in various capacities. Proven ability to efficiently prioritize, consistently meet deadlines, and effectively evaluate problems and generate solutions. Instrumental in implementing unique solutions to teaching physics on a budget with limited equipment and resources. Effectively analyze situations and provide innovative solutions. Enjoy opportunities to help students think "outside the box" deriving new solutions to old problems through strategic information gathering, data collection, and comprehensive scrutiny. Persuasive and concise communicator; experienced in dealing with all levels of student learning for greater comprehension and understanding.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Monitoring: Monitoring/assessing performance of other individuals, or organizations to make improvements and take corrective action.
• Relationship Management: Conflict resolution, motivating, organizing, troubleshooting and establishing rapport.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Corporate Communications
• Presentation Preparation • Team Building & Leadership
• Excelling With What I Have Available • Process, Performance & Quality Improvement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
EDUCATIONAL BLOG AUTHOR | tomteachesphysics.com - Fargo, ND |November 2017 – Present|
Key Responsibilities:
• Author of several blog posts about general physics concepts as applied to general life and the teaching of physics
• Author of the course “How to Teach Introductory Physics the Easy Way” on the Teachable platform
• Author of several independent lab experiments for use by teachers
ADJUNCT PHYSICS INSTRUCTOR | M State – Moorhead, MN |August 2013 – May 2018|
Key Responsibilities:
• Teach Introductory College and University Physics
• Teach Fundamental Concepts in Physics
• Developed the Course – Physics of Flight
MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR | online with Tutor.com and independently contracted |June 2011 – August 2013|
Key Responsibilities:
• Provide private tutoring services to students through an online platform
INSTRUCTOR | Sylvan Learning – Fargo, ND |June 2012 – August 2012|
Key Responsibilities:
• Provide instruction in math to elementary age students
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR | Northland Community & Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN |August 2002 – May 2011|
Key Responsibilities:
• Provide instruction in the following courses: General Physics, Foundations of Math, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Technical Math for Electricians and Engineers.
• Served on committee overseeing buildings and grounds

PUBLICATIONS
• Effects of High-pressure on Mercury and Thallium Cuprate Superconductors. T. M. Clemens, (Masters of Science Thesis, August 2001)
• Structural and Superconducting Properties of HgBa2CuO4+D Over an Extended Doping Range: Non-parabolic Doping Behavior. J. L. Wagner, T. M. Clemens, D. C. Mathew, et al. Proc. SPIE. Ind. Soc. Opt. Eng. (USA), Vol. 4058, p. 363-70 (2000). (Superconducting and related Oxides: Physics and Nanoengineering IV, Orlando, FL, USA 24-28, April 2000
• General Physics Laboratory Manual, T. M. Clemens. Unpublished, Copywrite 2009. 5th ed Copyright 2015, available through (concealed information)
• Binomial Expansions using Pascal's Triangle. T. M. Clemens. Unpublished Copyright 2010
• Other examples of my work exist on YouTube: (concealed information)

EDUCATION
• Masters of Science in Physics |August 2001|
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – Grand Forks, ND
• Bachelor of Science in Physics |May 1999|
Minor in Mathematics
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – Grand Forks, ND
• Earned Bachelor of Science Education in Math & Physics |May 2002|
For licensure and certification in Mathematics & Physics
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – Grand Forks, ND
• 16+ additional graduate level mathematics credits post 2002
• High School Diploma
Member of National Honor Society – Honor Roll
GRAND FORKS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL – Grand Forks, ND

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