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Richard J.

Phoenix, AZ

$50/hr

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I taught in Illinois for seven years and have recently relocated to Phoenix. I primarily taught high school. The courses taught and number of times taught are in the list below. I meet the requirements for "Highly Qualified" in Mathematics.

I hold a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics (physics minor), and am able to present material via a variety of formats and approaches. If I see that you are not "getting it" one way, I'll approach the concept from a different angle. I am generally quite patient and will work with anyone that has the desire to learn. However, I am NOT willing to waste my time and your money if the student isn't willing to put the effort into learning.

Courses taught:
Pre-Algebra - 3 years
Algebra 1 - 4 years
Geometry - 2 years
Algebra 2 - 2 years
Pre-calculus - 2 years
Statistics - 1 semester
Physics - 1 year (college prep)
Physics - 1 year (tech prep/minimal mathematics/conceptual)
Junior high math - 3 years
Junior High Social Studies - 1 year
Computers ranging from introductory junior high to professional development for adults

I have a very broad knowledge and experience base and can assist with other areas as well.

I do require that a parent or guardian be present if the student is under 18 years of age. I have also received my fingerprint clearance card.

With my current teaching schedule, I am only available on weekends. If a weekend only schedule will work for you, I am available.

English:
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED,
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 at both the junior high and high school levels. I meet the requirements for Highly Qualified for Arizona.

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 at the high school level.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught at both the middle school and high school levels. As a result, I have the knowledge and ability to provide tutoring to elementary students.

In addition, as part of my career as a professional educator, I performed a great deal of curriculum alignment and development for the elementary grades.

Elementary Math

I have taught math at a variety of levels and have tutored elementary age children in arithmetic a number of times.

GED

I have taught a variety of classes at both the junior high and high school levels.

Geometry

I have taught high school geometry a number of times.

Logic

I completed a college (300 level) in Sets & Logic with a grade of "B"

Prealgebra

I have taught Prealgebra at both the junior high and high school levels.

Precalculus

I have taught Precalculus a number of times.

Softball

I have coached softball a total of 3 years. While I am not expert in all aspects, I can certainly provide instruction in the basics and give guidance/coaching.

Spelling

While I am primarily a math teacher, I am comfortable with the various methods of teaching students how to spell.

Study Skills

As an experienced teacher, I have helped many students develop strategies that help them learn. In addition, I developed many such skills while I was going through school as a student. So, I can approach it from both ends, the teacher and the learner.

Trigonometry

I have taught Trigonometry at the high school level.

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Mathematics
Western Illinois University, Macomb IL
Master's

Education

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (Mathematics)

Western Illinois University, Macomb IL (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I am willing to adjust rates for multiple students. e-mail me with the information and I will determine the adjustment.

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 25 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85050.


About Richard

I taught in Illinois for seven years and have recently relocated to Phoenix. I primarily taught high school. The courses taught and number of times taught are in the list below. I meet the requirements for "Highly Qualified" in Mathematics.

I hold a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics (physics minor), and am able to present material via a variety of formats and approaches. If I see that you are not "getting it" one way, I'll approach the concept from a different angle. I am generally quite patient and will work with anyone that has the desire to learn. However, I am NOT willing to waste my time and your money if the student isn't willing to put the effort into learning.

Courses taught:
Pre-Algebra - 3 years
Algebra 1 - 4 years
Geometry - 2 years
Algebra 2 - 2 years
Pre-calculus - 2 years
Statistics - 1 semester
Physics - 1 year (college prep)
Physics - 1 year (tech prep/minimal mathematics/conceptual)
Junior high math - 3 years
Junior High Social Studies - 1 year
Computers ranging from introductory junior high to professional development for adults

I have a very broad knowledge and experience base and can assist with other areas as well.

I do require that a parent or guardian be present if the student is under 18 years of age. I have also received my fingerprint clearance card.

With my current teaching schedule, I am only available on weekends. If a weekend only schedule will work for you, I am available.

Education

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Mathematics
Western Illinois University, Macomb IL
Master's

Education

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (Mathematics)

Western Illinois University, Macomb IL (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

I am willing to adjust rates for multiple students. e-mail me with the information and I will determine the adjustment.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85050

Richard’s Subjects

English:
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED,
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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