Search 72,652 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 100 tutoring hours

Ricardo F.

Bridgewater, NJ

$60/hr

Patient and Knowledgeable Mathematics tutor

Background check passed as of 1/10/14
Usually responds in about 16 hours

Patient and Knowledgeable Mathematics tutor

Message Ricardo

Send Ricardo a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Ricardo or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

I am a certified k-12 teacher of Mathematics and scored in the top 15% nationally for the Praxis II Math (teaching test for math). I've been tutoring in Mathematics and SAT for 2 years or so. I've also coached on and off in Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jujitsu.

I have loved to learn and show others what I know since I was very young. I believe the best way to learn is to teach yourself and others, but if you're struggling to find that way that works best for you, I'm happy to help. The problem in educating yourself first is that sometimes you never learned how; the failings of the American Education system! As a tutor, I think it's important to fairly (in other words, not charge an exorbitant amount) offer help not only in a subject, but also to offer materials that help students self-educate.

Self-Education is the key. In that way, students of any subject free themselves, feel they can understand the intuition of material on their own, and become empowered. To get there, students might need a little nudge from tutors like myself. A little help lets someone get a little understanding, and that sparks an interest. What I think I give that is unique in my personality is the curiosity of a child, the logic of an adult, and good intuition and empathy for others' needs.

I graduated college with a Mathematics degree. I could not learn or practice in high school and coasted (this does not work in college!). I had to force myself to see how I learned and how I could orient myself to make time to learn, to take an interest in learning. Now it seems to get easier and easier.


To summarize, I want to bestow in my lessons: ways to study that work for you as a student, materials (mostly internet) that can help you learn if a tutor or teacher isn't around, and then of course the content knowledge itself.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Heidi, Raritan, NJ on 1/31/13

"Raised SAT Math Score 90 Points!"

- Cathleen, Bridgewater, NJ on 11/7/14

"Awesome"

- Angela , Dunellen, NJ on 10/30/14

"You will pass with Ricardo!!"

- Lindsey, Somerville, NJ on 5/1/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Margie, Bridgewater, NJ on 4/1/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Nutrition
History:
Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
Praxis,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding,
Martial Arts
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Statistics

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.

Algebra 1

I have tutored in my university and privately for almost 2 years in every undergraduate Math topic. I have a complete head to toe mastery of Algebra, as it's used in all levels of Mathematics.

Algebra 2

Algebra II is often a challenging topic for students because it is the transitional piece from "basic" math to "advanced". As an undergraduate in mathematics all algebra II topics rear themselves again and again in Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics and so on. Because of this I have a great understanding and a multitude of practice.

Bodybuilding

I have extensively independently studied nutrition, exercise/fitness (particularly with resistance, and stretching). I was also the president of my high school's weightlifting club (for 3 years), to which our club helped train a member to 2nd in the state for his weight-class (in power-lifting).

Calculus

I have been tutoring all types of Mathematics since I was a sophomore in college. I worked in my university's tutoring center and also tutored privately for many ranges of Math as well as many ages. On my exams for math teaching, my highest scores of which were in Calculus, I placed in the top 15% in the country. I feel I can help any student with any Mathematical topic.

Martial Arts

I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, have three years of Varsity Wrestling experience, and have the equivalent of a blue belt in Brazilian Jujitsu currently (am studying).

Nutrition

I have extensive knowledge in the areas of diet and exercise, and have even conducted research and experimentation on particular diets (particularly psychotropics and their affect on the human brain). I also have received A's in all exercise or nutrition related courses I've taken.

Praxis

I have a grand slam score in all areas of the Praxis I, as well as a virtuoso understanding in its Math segment as I am a Math major. Also it is practically a copy of the SAT, of which I have tutored and taken to great success.

Prealgebra

I have a deep and well versed understanding in most areas math, as I practice it daily, am a JMT, and have completed a Bachelor's in Mathematics and Education.

Precalculus

Precalculus is the backbone of Calculus and introduces students to many topics including Matrix Algebra. I have an excellent understanding of this course because it's referenced and used repeatedly in all the math courses after it.

Public Speaking

I speak to crowds in different venues. I was a student ambassador for a year and had to speak in front of 40-150 students at many times, and on many topics (from studying, to college transition, and a few others). Speeches were improvised many times, and also prepared just as many times. I also represented my college and had to speak in front of crowds professors and even some politicians for small stints.

All speaking related courses in college I've received an A or B+.

SAT Math

I scored in the top 15% nationally in the Praxis II. I feel prepared to teach any material from the SAT math because the Praxis II for Math is essentially a college version of the SAT math. The SAT math portion covers all topics up to Algebra II, all of which I am well acquainted.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a bread and butter of mine. It combines all the pieces of Math I enjoy most because it requires analysis as well as logical understandings of shapes.

Ricardo’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Ricardo. View all of Ricardo’s resources

x(x+1)(x+2) (answer)

Not sure if this is a question on finding the roots, if it is: You look to see what x values can make the whole expression zero. Well all those three quantities (the three sets of parenthesis), are all multiplying together. x * (x+1) * (x+2). Well the only ways to make something...

Kean University
Mathematics

Education

Kean University (Mathematics)

Great Tutor — Ricardo is a great tutor. He is patient with my son. The once-a-week tutoring session helps my son gain more solid knowledge about Geometry. Ricardo always thinks how to improve on tutoring. We all like him! ...

— Heidi, Raritan, NJ on 1/31/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Ricardo will travel within 20 miles of Bridgewater, NJ 08807.


About Ricardo

I am a certified k-12 teacher of Mathematics and scored in the top 15% nationally for the Praxis II Math (teaching test for math). I've been tutoring in Mathematics and SAT for 2 years or so. I've also coached on and off in Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jujitsu.

I have loved to learn and show others what I know since I was very young. I believe the best way to learn is to teach yourself and others, but if you're struggling to find that way that works best for you, I'm happy to help. The problem in educating yourself first is that sometimes you never learned how; the failings of the American Education system! As a tutor, I think it's important to fairly (in other words, not charge an exorbitant amount) offer help not only in a subject, but also to offer materials that help students self-educate.

Self-Education is the key. In that way, students of any subject free themselves, feel they can understand the intuition of material on their own, and become empowered. To get there, students might need a little nudge from tutors like myself. A little help lets someone get a little understanding, and that sparks an interest. What I think I give that is unique in my personality is the curiosity of a child, the logic of an adult, and good intuition and empathy for others' needs.

I graduated college with a Mathematics degree. I could not learn or practice in high school and coasted (this does not work in college!). I had to force myself to see how I learned and how I could orient myself to make time to learn, to take an interest in learning. Now it seems to get easier and easier.


To summarize, I want to bestow in my lessons: ways to study that work for you as a student, materials (mostly internet) that can help you learn if a tutor or teacher isn't around, and then of course the content knowledge itself.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Heidi, Raritan, NJ on 1/31/13

"Raised SAT Math Score 90 Points!"

- Cathleen, Bridgewater, NJ on 11/7/14

"Awesome"

- Angela , Dunellen, NJ on 10/30/14

"You will pass with Ricardo!!"

- Lindsey, Somerville, NJ on 5/1/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Margie, Bridgewater, NJ on 4/1/13
}

Education

Kean University
Mathematics

Education

Kean University (Mathematics)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Ricardo’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Nutrition
History:
Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
Praxis,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding,
Martial Arts
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Statistics

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.


Ricardo’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Ricardo. View all of Ricardo’s resources

x(x+1)(x+2) (answer)

Not sure if this is a question on finding the roots, if it is: You look to see what x values can make the whole expression zero. Well all those three quantities (the three sets of parenthesis), are all multiplying together. x * (x+1) * (x+2). Well the only ways to make something...


Background Check Status for Ricardo F.

Ricardo F. passed a background check on 1/10/14. The check was ordered by Ricardo through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Ricardo, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.