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Richard P.

Providence, RI

$30/hr

Enthusiastic and Energetic Math Teacher. 20+ Years Experience

Background check passed as of 10/27/13
Usually responds in about 1 day

Enthusiastic and Energetic Math Teacher. 20+ Years Experience

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Throughout my adult life, I've been involved with mathematics including engineering, business, and for the past 20+ years, teaching math. This 2nd (or 3rd) career has been the most challenging.

I taught in Attleboro, MA for several years before teaching in Providence, RI. In Providence, I was considered a highly qualified teacher because of my math and MBA degrees. My Attleboro and Providence experiences were at the high school level. I taught for 15+ years, primarily at Central High School focusing on pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry and math of finance classes. I also spent a number of years conducting preparation for GED, SAT, ACT, etc. tests in evening classes.

I loved teaching but was not a strong proponent of NECAP testing. After awhile, it seemed as though most math teachers were, unfortunately, "teaching to the test." When I turned 65 (11/10/12) I decided to retire. My health was being adversely affected with the administrative duties coupled with large classrooms of students. Now, a year later, I want to assist students as a tutor in one-on-one situations.

As I mentioned, I'm very energetic and enthusiastic. I work well with all student ages. I use humor coupled with different teaching/learning strategies. I am very confident that each student will significantly benefit from their tutoring encounter(s) with me.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, Career Development, GED, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development

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Study Skills

Having had numerous responsibilities in my professional career, I clearly recognize the importance of organization and good study skills. I always carried a notepad and pens and pencils with me along with a 3-ring binder and labeled duo-fold folders, as the situation warranted.

During my 20+ years of teaching, I usually spent the first week getting kids organized, especially my home room students. I'd strongly empathize the importance of keeping up with each assignment and NOT procrastinating until the last minute.

With projects and lengthy assignments, I'd implore the students to break down the work into smaller tasks. The example I used was an individual purchasing an extra large pizza (for himself/herself only) cut into 8 slices. I'd ask the students if they would attempt to eat the entire pizza with one bite. Then I asked them if each slice could be eaten in one bite. (Of course, the students responded in the negative.) Then, the students would respond without prompting that the pizza could only be entirely eaten bite-by-bite.

I'd apply the "pizza example" every time a student felt overwhelmed by a lengthy assignment. Trust me, using this example did wonders to reduce student anxiety and boost student confidence.


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University of Hartford
Secondary Ed. Math
Golden Gate University
MBA

Education

University of Hartford (Secondary Ed. Math)

Golden Gate University (MBA)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 15 miles of Providence, RI 02906.


About Richard

Throughout my adult life, I've been involved with mathematics including engineering, business, and for the past 20+ years, teaching math. This 2nd (or 3rd) career has been the most challenging.

I taught in Attleboro, MA for several years before teaching in Providence, RI. In Providence, I was considered a highly qualified teacher because of my math and MBA degrees. My Attleboro and Providence experiences were at the high school level. I taught for 15+ years, primarily at Central High School focusing on pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry and math of finance classes. I also spent a number of years conducting preparation for GED, SAT, ACT, etc. tests in evening classes.

I loved teaching but was not a strong proponent of NECAP testing. After awhile, it seemed as though most math teachers were, unfortunately, "teaching to the test." When I turned 65 (11/10/12) I decided to retire. My health was being adversely affected with the administrative duties coupled with large classrooms of students. Now, a year later, I want to assist students as a tutor in one-on-one situations.

As I mentioned, I'm very energetic and enthusiastic. I work well with all student ages. I use humor coupled with different teaching/learning strategies. I am very confident that each student will significantly benefit from their tutoring encounter(s) with me.

Education

University of Hartford
Secondary Ed. Math
Golden Gate University
MBA

Education

University of Hartford (Secondary Ed. Math)

Golden Gate University (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Providence, RI 02906

Richard’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, Career Development, GED, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development

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.


Richard’s Resources

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