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Richard A.

Chicago, IL

$40/hr

Richard - Making Learning Fun

Background check passed as of 1/29/12
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Richard - Making Learning Fun

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I have been teaching and tutoring for over six years. My goal as a tutor is not only to be informative, but to make the process of learning for the student an enjoyable experience. My teaching methods include techniques used to relax the student, increase their concentration, and most importantly give them the confidence so they know that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. All students learn at various rates (i.e. some are slow learners, some quick studies).

I possess the patience and dedication to my students, assuring that they not only feel good about themselves, but are more motivated to learn the subject material. As I often say to my students: "I'll show you the door, but you need to walk through it." As their tutor, they will not only learn the subject matter, but they will learn about themselves as well.

Three of the subjects that I have taught over the years include Math, History and English. With respect to math, I am proficient in basic math, pre-algebra, Algebra, English and Public Speaking. I have tested well in math and scored very high on the math portion of the SAT. I am a history buff, specifically American History, with a passion for reading historical fiction and non-fiction work. English may be my strongest subject as I am a stickler for proper grammar and spelling. I have an extensive vocabulary and enjoy all sorts of word games including crossword puzzles, Scrabble and Boggle. I have exceptional written and oral skills and currently work as a part-time content writer for a website. I am also employed as a tutor with The Academic Advantage Company in Chicago where I currently tutor 7 students ranging from 3rd to 9th grade in both math and English.

I have a good sense of humor, an easy going personality and an ability to connect with people regardless of their age.

Testimonials

"Very calm"

- Rico, Lincolnwood, IL on 5/14/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Golf
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking

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.

Golf

I have been golfing for over 20 years. I am a proficient golfer with a single digit handicap. I am an avid student of the game and have given lessons on an informal basis to friends and acquaintances.

Public Speaking

As an actor and a devotee of speeches and public speaking, I am well qualified to teach the art of public speaking. I have taught overcoming the fear of public speaking and proper voice and diction. Also, I have worked with several individuals who were looking "flatten" or diminish their native, non-American accent.

Theatre

I have been a professional actor for over thirty years. I have acted on stage and in various independent films and numerous commercials. I had my own studio in Tucson, Arizona where I taught acting for the camera.

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Education

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Very calm — A great tutor. He is always on time. You can get a hold of him when you need him. He knows his subject very well. ...

— Rico, Lincolnwood, IL on 5/14/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.


About Richard

I have been teaching and tutoring for over six years. My goal as a tutor is not only to be informative, but to make the process of learning for the student an enjoyable experience. My teaching methods include techniques used to relax the student, increase their concentration, and most importantly give them the confidence so they know that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. All students learn at various rates (i.e. some are slow learners, some quick studies).

I possess the patience and dedication to my students, assuring that they not only feel good about themselves, but are more motivated to learn the subject material. As I often say to my students: "I'll show you the door, but you need to walk through it." As their tutor, they will not only learn the subject matter, but they will learn about themselves as well.

Three of the subjects that I have taught over the years include Math, History and English. With respect to math, I am proficient in basic math, pre-algebra, Algebra, English and Public Speaking. I have tested well in math and scored very high on the math portion of the SAT. I am a history buff, specifically American History, with a passion for reading historical fiction and non-fiction work. English may be my strongest subject as I am a stickler for proper grammar and spelling. I have an extensive vocabulary and enjoy all sorts of word games including crossword puzzles, Scrabble and Boggle. I have exceptional written and oral skills and currently work as a part-time content writer for a website. I am also employed as a tutor with The Academic Advantage Company in Chicago where I currently tutor 7 students ranging from 3rd to 9th grade in both math and English.

I have a good sense of humor, an easy going personality and an ability to connect with people regardless of their age.

Testimonials

"Very calm"

- Rico, Lincolnwood, IL on 5/14/12

Education

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Education

Bowling Green State University, Ohio


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60618

Richard’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Golf
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking

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.


Background Check Status for Richard A.

Richard A. passed a background check on 1/29/12. The check was ordered by Richard through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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