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PrepNow Tutor - Thornley J.

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Thornley's Bio

Thornley earned his bachelor’s in physics with a minor in math at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, Thornley worked in instrumentation design in the oil and gas industry. Thornley’s introduction to tutoring occurred in college when he began assisting friends, and he decided to make it his career. “I’ve had parents tell me that I am partially responsible for their kids skipping grades and going from C students to the top of the class,” Thornley shared. He prefers to utilize the Socratic method because he feels that the use of concrete examples enables him to guide students toward the correct answers in an efficient manner. He considers himself an “expert” when it comes to “pinpointing the core concepts that require the most extensive explanations.”

In high school and college, Thornley’s favorite pastimes were drawing, playing chess, and astronomy, and he also worked in a lab. These days, Thornley enjoys gaming, hiking, reading history and science fiction, and collecting coffeemakers. “I collect manual coffee makers because it is interesting to perfect techniques for different coffee makers, and different devices give different flavor profiles to the coffee.” Fun fact: Thornley does not have a belly button.