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Richard S.

Newton Center, MA

$60/hr

Physics and Math Tutor: Improve Achievement and Enjoy the Subject!

Background check passed as of 4/30/14
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Physics and Math Tutor: Improve Achievement and Enjoy the Subject!

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In order to help you make the important decision concerning a tutor, let me give you
a brief introduction:

I have taught physics (from the college/honors levels to the AP levels (Mechanics/Electricity & Magnetism Level "C" with calculus and Level "B" without calculus) and mathematics (algebra 2; pre-calculus; calculus: differential/integral and multivariable). I have had forty-two years of teaching experience. I retired last June from a High School, and currently am tutoring students from China who wish to attend college/university here in the United States. I also am tutoring several students in AP Physics, as well as students taking Honors Physics. During my forty-two year academic career, students of my Honors 1 Physics classes have averaged 732 on the SATII Physics examination. I have, during my career, been actively involved with the United States Physics Team, which competes internationally representing our country. Some of my students having been on that team. Many more have reached the semi-final stage of that competition.

I have, over the years, also tutored many college students in various physics courses in which they were enrolled. These have included college students from Boston University, Northeastern University, and M.I.T. in the very traditional first four courses which include such topics as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics, wave motion and modern physics.

Because my undergraduate degree is in physics and mathematics and my graduate degree is in physics with extensive course work in education, I am passionate about these subjects and trying to help students improve his/her achievement in these areas. I am also able to tutor various examination preparations, including the SATII Physics, SAT I and II Mathematics, the AP Physics "B" Examintion, the AP Physics "C" Examination (Mechanics and/or Electricity/Magnetism), the AP Calculus Levels "AB" and "BC", the MCAT (physics sections only) and the GRE.

I enjoy the challenges which tutoring brings, and feel confident that I am able to adjust my methods and techniques so that virtually all students will benefit from a tutoring experience with me. If you feel that I can be of assistance to you in improving your achievement or preparing to ace a standardized test in physics or mathematics, please do not hesitate to inquire.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

"My child loves physics thanks to Richard"

- Lindsay, Concord, MA on 12/8/14

"Inspiring"

- William, Dover, MA on 11/3/14

"Great MCAT physics tutor"

- Robert, Northborough, MA on 9/21/14
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Precalculus
Test Preparation:
MCAT

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.

MCAT

The MCAT is 1/3 biology, 1/3 chemistry, and 1/3 physics. I have been approved to tutor physics by Wyzant, and I have previously tutored ONLY the physics section of the MCAT. As you know, I have a B.S. and an M.S. in physics.
Therefore, I feel more than qualified to tutor this section of the MCAT.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Physics)
Bachelor of Science
Northeastern University (M.S. Physics)
Master's
Framingham State University (Education)
Graduate Coursework

Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Physics) (Bachelor of Science)

Northeastern University (M.S. Physics) (Master's)

Framingham State University (Education) (Graduate Coursework)

My child loves physics thanks to Richard — I never would have thought it possible, but my child now loves physics! Going from a very difficult start of the year, she has greatly enjoyed her tutoring sessions and there is never any struggle to get her there, in fact, she rearranges her activities just to make it. She has really grasped the concepts and her grades are steadily improving. Richard is a fantastic teacher and I just wish we had ...

— Lindsay, Concord, MA on 12/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 30 miles of Newton Center, MA 02459.


About Richard

In order to help you make the important decision concerning a tutor, let me give you
a brief introduction:

I have taught physics (from the college/honors levels to the AP levels (Mechanics/Electricity & Magnetism Level "C" with calculus and Level "B" without calculus) and mathematics (algebra 2; pre-calculus; calculus: differential/integral and multivariable). I have had forty-two years of teaching experience. I retired last June from a High School, and currently am tutoring students from China who wish to attend college/university here in the United States. I also am tutoring several students in AP Physics, as well as students taking Honors Physics. During my forty-two year academic career, students of my Honors 1 Physics classes have averaged 732 on the SATII Physics examination. I have, during my career, been actively involved with the United States Physics Team, which competes internationally representing our country. Some of my students having been on that team. Many more have reached the semi-final stage of that competition.

I have, over the years, also tutored many college students in various physics courses in which they were enrolled. These have included college students from Boston University, Northeastern University, and M.I.T. in the very traditional first four courses which include such topics as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics, wave motion and modern physics.

Because my undergraduate degree is in physics and mathematics and my graduate degree is in physics with extensive course work in education, I am passionate about these subjects and trying to help students improve his/her achievement in these areas. I am also able to tutor various examination preparations, including the SATII Physics, SAT I and II Mathematics, the AP Physics "B" Examintion, the AP Physics "C" Examination (Mechanics and/or Electricity/Magnetism), the AP Calculus Levels "AB" and "BC", the MCAT (physics sections only) and the GRE.

I enjoy the challenges which tutoring brings, and feel confident that I am able to adjust my methods and techniques so that virtually all students will benefit from a tutoring experience with me. If you feel that I can be of assistance to you in improving your achievement or preparing to ace a standardized test in physics or mathematics, please do not hesitate to inquire.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

"My child loves physics thanks to Richard"

- Lindsay, Concord, MA on 12/8/14

"Inspiring"

- William, Dover, MA on 11/3/14

"Great MCAT physics tutor"

- Robert, Northborough, MA on 9/21/14
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Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Physics)
Bachelor of Science
Northeastern University (M.S. Physics)
Master's
Framingham State University (Education)
Graduate Coursework

Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Physics) (Bachelor of Science)

Northeastern University (M.S. Physics) (Master's)

Framingham State University (Education) (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Newton Center, MA 02459

Richard’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Precalculus
Test Preparation:
MCAT

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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