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Princeton University (FinancialEngineering)
I have experience tutoring over 250 students for the SAT and ACT in all areas of the tests and have taught mathematics at the high school level. I have a proven track record of increasing students' ACT and SAT scores and improving their skills. My approach is tailored specifically to the student, so no two programs are alike. My expertise allows me to quickly identify students' problem areas and most effectively address these in the shortest amount of time possible. For the SAT, each student receives a 95-page spiral-bound book of strategies, notes, and practice problems that I created from scratch after a rigorous analysis of the test.
In high school I scored 1550/1600 (780M, 770V) on the SAT, in January 2013 I scored 2390/2400 (800M, 790R, 800W), and in October 2013 I scored 2380/2400 (800M, 780R, 800W). Yes, I still take the tests to make sure I am teaching the appropriate material.
I am available to tutor only for the SAT and ACT (all subject areas) at this time, weekdays 8am-9pm and Saturdays 730am-9pm. In addition to the hundreds of students I have tutored in person, I have also used online tutoring to help dozens of students prepare for the tests, using Skype or FaceTime for audio and a free online whiteboard to demonstrate problems and solutions. Score increases of online students are indistinguishable from those of students who I work with in person, and the convenience is great. So if you don't live close by, please still inquire about online tutoring possibilities - will happily do a free 20-minute demo to show how the interface works and I have numerous online references available upon request.
I am a Princeton University graduate with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, plus I have taken education courses at Delaware Valley College. I am hard-working, patient, and able to connect well with students of all abilities and ages. I truly enjoy helping students achieve their goals. Thanks for visiting my page, and best of luck! I have experience tutoring over 250 students for the SAT and ACT in all areas of the tests and have taught mathematics at the high school level. I have a proven track record of… Read more
Additional discounts for online tutoring. Group rates (before package discounts) are $120/hour for 2 or more students.
Rich is an awesome, awesome tutor. I started out with a 2150 SAT score (CR: 750, M: 680, WR: 720) and an 31 on the ACT (E: 34, M:30, R:35, S:26) and over the course of three months, he brought my ACT score up to a 34 (E:35, M:30, R:33, S:32), then got me to an 800 on Math 2, and after studying with him over the summer, I received a 2340 on the October SATs (CR:800, M:750, WR:790).
He was very patient with me and very straight forward. We used only official study guides and a few Rich-sanctioned practice tests, and he was willing to sit and explain every math/science/reading/writing section I couldn't get my head around. After teaching me all the tips and tricks so that I could get consistently high scores, he was still willing to read through my essays and listen to me explain things I already understood just for my benefit. Rich was also happy to read through a college essay or two when we ran out of test-problems to go through during a session and never ceased to be positive and encouraging.
Rich is a genuinely nice guy, and I've recommended him to all of my underclassmen friends who are squaring up to take the SATs/ACTs soon. His promise to get your scores up is 100% true plus there's an added bonus of having a friendly guy teaching you math (or whatever it is you need to know). If you're in the area, Rich is worth much more than he charges.
We utilized Rich K's services and from Day 1 our student was impressed as well as motivated to learn that she can overcome that dread of SAT Day. Rich provided hints and instructions, practice tests and strategies that helped her exceed her expectations and boosted her confidence - well done!
Thanks so much for the kind words. What a great student to work with and her 240-point score increase is a testament to her hard work and determination. Congrats again on an awesome test!
My son will be taking the SAT for the first time this Saturday. He was not at all interested in doing any SAT prep work. When I mentioned getting him a tutor, he was not pleased. However, after a few sessions with Rich, I asked what he thought. He stated that Rich taught him more in these sessions than his 2+ years at his private high school. I could see his confidence build after each session and his scores improving steadily. He was also motivated to do the prep work because of the progress he was making.
Rich not only has great insight on how to prepare a student for the SAT, he is very professional, kind and patient. He even came to the house when they couldn't meet at the library due to weather conditions. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a tutor--just wish I had known about him for my two older children.
Thanks so much, Rich!!
I try to explain math concepts to my daughter and I pull my hair out and she gets very frustrated as well. Rich accomplishes more in 1.5 hours/week than I do with endless hours. My daughter says that he explains things in easy-to-understand terms. A great teacher.
Rich has a very calm demeanor, is patient and worked extremely well with my son. His ACT and SAT scores improved significantly after 8 hours with Rich. He is good at replying to parent questions, and was very responsive and encouraging when I sent him the test scores. I would highly recommend Rich, and will definitely be setting up sessions with my younger two in the next two years.
My daughter worked with Rich for about a year on her ACT preparation. He proved to be a talented and very reliable tutor! He was always on time and provided extra test questions as needed. We have experienced several other tutors in the past, one in particular from a big name outfit in Bryn Mawr and this has by far been a much better experience! Rich is very kind and patient, besides being extremely knowledgeable in math. He kept things low key and I would say he instills a quiet sense of confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for such a tutor! Thanks for everything Rich! We'll call if we need you again.
We just finished up our last session with Rich and have been very pleased with his services. He is patient, thorough, thoughtful, and a terrific teacher. My son takes the SATs on Saturday so we haven't seen the results of his efforts yet, but Rich has given him confidence and calm to get him through it. I highly recommend Rich.
Rich has been a great tutor. He quickly identifies areas of weakness and creates a lesson plan and homework which is tailored to the individual student.
Rich is the best tutor we've found, and we've tried more than a few. His skill and patience helped our son excel on the ACT, scoring in the 98th percentile nationally. Though our son's bright enough that he might have performed well on his own, he would never have achieved this potentially life-changing result without Rich's hard work.
Rich is able to identify our son's areas of weakness and quickly focus in on those areas. Rich also provides homework assignments which reinforce the sessions.
Rich provided tremendous tutoring, guidance, and advice for our son through the SAT/ACT preparation process. After 2 months of tutoring, our son improved his SAT scores 250 points from his initial baseline test.
Rich is patient, intuitive, and smart. We highly recommend his services to any child who strives to improve their standardized testing results.
We have used Rich for my daughter's SAT Prep for
A few session this past spring. He was always on time, well prepared, and my daughter always came away feeling that she really learned something. Well we finally got her results and she increased over 200 points on the SAT's and puts her in a range to allow for merit scholarships. Well worth the time and money. I can not recommend Rich enough!! Skip the large classes and hire Rich, very affordable and well
worth the time and money. He always leaves behind study tips and practice problems. I highly recommend him!! Matter of fact we may use him in the fall on the ACT's, just hope he is available.
Rich has been reaching my son for the last 4 weeks. He is extremely good at what he does. I am glad that we have this privilege of working with Rich. It's definitely a WIN-WIN situation.
My husband and I highly recommend Rich for any student. He was on time every time, patient and has a very friendly but effective approach. Our daughter responded well to his techniques and her sample test scores showed meaningful increases. Thanks Rich!!
Rich is a great tutor. My daughter has worked with him to prepare for the SAT's and ACT's she found him to be very helpful and she also appreciated his ability to make it easier to develop a strategy to increase her scores. We highly recommend Rich for tutorial services!
Rich is the best, I would have failed statistics if it wasn't for his help. He was patient and didn't make me feel like I was dumb for not understanding. He explained complex information in a simple and precise manner. He is soooooo smart and willing to share his knowledge, My son will be taking his SAT in a two years and I wont think twice about having him tutor my son as well.
Thanks Rich you ROCK!!
Please choose Rich you won't be disappointed!!
Rich as been my tutor since May 2013, he help pass two of statistic class, without I would have fail my class. Math isn't my subject but he has help every week to understand each problem by showing me step by step how solve my math problems. He is really patient with me and provide notes on how to solve each of my problems. Rich is really good, I would recommend him to anyone who needs help in math.
Rich provided an invaluable service to my son, enabling him to increase his SAT scores by 200 points. I would highly recommend Rich to any college bound student who's interested and motivated to obtain and reach there ultimate and highest potential score that they're capable of. Rich has the patience and knowledge to make this possible for any student that's interested in putting in the time and effort to yield their best results. Thanks again Rich for a job well done.
Rich has been very accommodating with my son's schedule of testing dates according to when his geometry teacher posts them. He is very patient & my son really connects with him. He has given my son the extra confidence & tools that he needs to succeed!
Rich was such a great tutor. Although I only worked with him for a month, I improved much more than I expected on the SATs. He did not just give me pages and pages of practice tests to do- he went through plenty of problems with me one-on-one, and actually taught me how to solve and prepare for various kinds of questions. If I didn't know how to figure out a math problem, he would not just simply tell me the answer, he would give me hints, offer a method, or get me started on how to work through a problem of that kind. He would keep track of what kinds of math questions I would struggle with, and make up practice worksheets specifically catered to that need. We would work on a specific area in a subject until I felt confident in it and understood it completely.
We only worked on Critical Reading and grammar from the Writing section for almost two hours total, but even still I improved greatly on these sections. He provided a very simple approach to the grammar rules, and no, he did not have me memorizing hundreds of vocabulary words. I would work through a section, check the answers with him, and then he would help me understand why I made the mistakes I did.
I would highly recommend Rich as a tutor.
He is helping my son with a very tough AP course. He's been through, patient and very encouraging in addition to superior subject matter knowledge.
I have been working with various tutors for about 1 year now, all praxis math specifically, and Richard has been by far the best overall learning experience. Richard is very patient with his work approach and also goes out of his way to prepare homework for me to work on, as well as for our meeting sessions. I have felt more and more confident after each of our sessions and a lot of that has to do with the way that Richard helps me prepare!
Rich is very patient, soft spoken. He really explains the test in a way the student can understand. Great with Math, but also gives a lot of tips on the ACT test as a whole.
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I majored in Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton, which involved a great deal of higher level math similar to that seen on the Praxis test. To earn the degree I had to take a number of upper-level math courses. Also I was recognized by ETS for scoring in the top 15% of all Praxis II Mathematics test takers.
Scored 780/800 on SAT Math in high school and 800/800 on January 26, 2013 test. Routinely score 800/800 on practice tests. Taught high school math and have extensive experience tutoring in SAT Math. Able to help students improve their math skills and also learn many valuable test-related shortcuts and strategies.
Scored 770/800 on SAT Reading in high school and 790/800 on January 26, 2013 test. Routinely score 800/800 on practice tests. Able to help students improve reading comprehension through specific test-taking strategies and pinpoint necessary areas of vocabulary improvement.
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