About Tom

New York native Tom Penketh has over twenty years of experience as an editor, marketing copywriter, and journalist.

He wrote for publications at Nielsen and Meredith, worked with financial research at Alliance Bernstein and TIAA-CREF, and edited medical journals at Reed Elsevier. 

Tom taught English at NYC's International Center for more than six years. He helped students from Asia, Europe, and Africa to improve their conversation, writing, and pronunciation.

In 2016, he started Tom's Tutoring NYC to teach ESL to adults full time. 

In between trips to Taiwan to visit their extended family, Tom and his wife live on a tree-lined street in beautiful Brooklyn, NY.  

Tom helped me prepare for both TOEFL and GRE. He makes complex topics easy to understand. A terrific teacher!
— Dev from Dehli, India


Tom has been one of the best things that happened to me in NYC. He helped me to prepare for TOEFL and so much more. He is an amazing teacher and an incredible person!
— Nieves from Madrid, Spain
Tom is a great listener. If I do not understand a word, he finds a clear way to explain it. I’ve learned so much from him.
— Chayanit from Bangkok, Thailand
Before I started working with Tom, I dreaded speaking with my NYC clients. But now I feel much more confident at work. Thank you, Tom!
— Manuel from Veracruz, Mexico
Tom is a patient teacher. He makes the learning process easy and fun. I am so happy we have had the chance to work together.
— Tiffany from Beijing, China
Tom is very professional. He adapts the classes to your needs and helps you to gain confidence. I will keep working with Tom even after I return home.
— Sara from Barcelona, Spain