Ralph D. Thomas
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Gregory S.Dec 14, 2017Verified
Ralph is an outstanding instructor. He is detailed, encouraging and patient. He allowed our high schooler feel confident on her own by guiding her step by step and making sure she grasped each one of them. At the end of the first meeting she said "iit's like a blindfold was removed" Additionally, Ralph took te time to make suggestions, etc. We look forward to continue having him. Many thumbs up!May 1, 2015VerifiedRalph T.'s reply
After a few weeks of tutoring Karina, it became more than obvious that she is a blessing to have as a student. Karina attacks algebra and chemistry with unbridled enthusiasm that is only rivaled by her boundless sense of humor.
Mr. Thomas was an outstanding tutor. He was very knowledgeable and was always willing to help no matter how long it took. He made sure I fully understood the most difficult problems and concepts. He was also very fun-loving and made MATH enjoyable. I strongly recommend him.Jan 19, 2014Ralph T.'s reply
Devoted and energetic, Tina was kind enough to write this review well before her math class was completed. Furthermore, she promised to give me a referral who is my student today.
Mr. Thomas was an outstanding tutor. He was very knowledgeable and was always willing to help no matter how long it took. He made sure I fully understood the most difficult problems and concepts. He was also very fun-loving and made SAT prep enjoyable. I certainly recommend him.Jul 31, 2013Ralph T.'s reply
Friendly and enthusiastic from the outset, Adam adapted quickly to my approach to and philosophy for taking standardized multiple-choice exams. So it was no surprise that he earned an excellent score on the math section of his SAT.
My experience with Ralph Thomas was a great one. He showed up to the meeting location on time with previewed material beforehand. I was getting help for the final for my Intro for Chemistry for Engineers class, my first year of college. I approached him with any questions and he quickly had the answer and would find examples and text in the book to backup the argument. He was patient and knowledgeable. Not only was he informative, he also boosted my self-confidence and made me confident that I can ace my final. I highly recommend Ralph's tutoring!Jul 30, 2013Ralph T.'s reply
After tutoring Tara for about 15 minutes, two things became quite apparent: she was the best chemistry student I had theretofore tutored, and she was a better chemistry student as a college freshman than I was. By the end of that first lesson, another thing was obvious: her overall personality was even more impressive.
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- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?It was required that I assist my niece with her very slow PC, which she needed more badly than usual because it's tax season. But, this is not a core competency of mine. Basically, she could do nothing after a fresh reboot except watch the cursor spin incessantly. Fortunately, I had (and have) recollections of associates with more expertise performing comparable tasks in the past, plus the benefit of sporadic reading I'd done on my own. Without being too technical: I elected to reboot her PC in safe mode, system restored the PC to a date almost two months earlier (to eliminate a few things that could be downloaded again after the core problem was resolved), rebooted in normal mode and deleted three (3) alleged virus protection programs (that may have exacerbated the slowness in the first place), then finally downloaded a more reliable virus protection program (which thankfully didn't find too much). My niece and I knew we were successful after the subsequent (rapid!) reboot.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?I don't recommend that prospective clients get several rate quotes from different tutors, but many do so anyway. For some businesses we have heard that you should get, say, "three quotes" with the objective being to get the lowest possible rate. However, the lowest tutoring rate is not necessarily the best deal. I recommend that you find the most qualified tutor for yourself, your friend or your family member.