After being a leading tutor in London for almost a decade, Nick Thomas relocated to New York City and currently tutors students all around the world, both face-to-face and via Skype.
Nick was a scholar at both Eton College and Oxford University. He has published a board game, a book about Sudoku and several articles for the Guardian Newspaper in the UK under the title “Nick Afka Thomas does the Maths.” He came in second in the first-ever National Sudoku championship in the UK and appeared on BBC television to discuss the logic involved. He also has a three-book deal to write on the subject of math, how to make sense of it and how it makes you smarter.
Nick’s teaching style is very interactive in order to keep his students engaged. He is great at transforming a student’s whole approach to any subject with which they struggle. He is best known for his work with students who don’t connect with math, whether it’s the bright child for whom math is their Achilles’ heel, the ACT or SAT student who wishes they didn’t have to do the math sections, or the pupil who has no grasp of even the most basic ideas. He uses his own designed system of logic and games to help pupils who have dyscalculia or who struggle with numeracy and has had outstanding success in this field.
He uses a similar interactive and conversational technique to help pupils understand how a language such as French or Latin works, or how to delve into a work of literature or why science produces the results it does.
Whatever the subject, Nick firmly believes that education involves understanding and not just learning the material. Building on this principle, Nick also offers a fun course in thinking logically, developing an exceptionally useful skill that often goes untaught and undeveloped in schools.
Nick is an actor and writer, who performs comedy sketches with his wife in highly-acclaimed duo We Are Thomasse, and wins improv competitions with his team Macwood Fleet! Nick likes to make sure his pupils laugh as much as possible during lessons (however difficult the material) and to leave them looking forward to the next session.