Ralph D. Thomas
About this pro
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.
- 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.