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Richard V.

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Humble, TX (77396)

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I am a former college professor (Ph.D., Psychology), businessman and researcher on computer-based training and performance tools. I have taught statistics, experimental design, technical writing and various subjects and levels in college psychology, including introduction, personality theory, research methods and psychological measurement (i.e. testing). My specialty is statistics, and in addition to teaching I have served as a statistics consultant on technical publications in areas including psychology, chemistry and medicine. I also teach algebra and geometry, since I believe that a strong foundation in the basics is essential for success in all technical fields. Once the basics are mastered, the rest is straightforward. My teaching approach is both intuitive and technical, and I use real world examples whose characteristics we all already know, so we each bring a lot of prior knowledge to solving the problems.

I have published a number of articles in academic journals, and can teach you how to write in journal-article format (and also improve your overall writing skill). For those whose work requires writing competitive proposals and grant applications, I have written winning proposals and successfully managed programs totaling over $60M. I have taught students of all ages from high school through graduate students, and I especially enjoy working with adults who want to learn new skills and are going back to school after being in the real world.

I look forward to working with you and contributing to your success.

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Richard’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Algebra 1

A real advantage in learning mathematics is that all of your knowledge carries forward. The skills you learn early will be used in all of your future mathematics courses. So once you learn the basics, you will build on them as you progress. The first skill is algebra. The concepts (e.g., variables and inequality) and manipulations (e.g., solving equations and factoring) you learn in algebra are a kind of language that will be used in geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, calculus, probability and statistics. These subjects use the same notations as do algebra, so once you master them you can move forward into more advanced topics.
Algebra is not necessarily easy, but it is completely logical. There is nothing you learn early that will be contradicted by later lessons. My approach in working with you on algebra 1 and algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones you need some improvement on; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals or graphing functions. I can almost guarantee that you will have “Aha! So that’s how it works!” moments as algebra becomes more familiar and understandable.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the foundation of algebra 1, especially in the ongoing application of the basic concepts of variables, solving equations, and manipulations such as factoring. My approach in working with you on algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones where you need some improvement; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals, exponents and logarithms, evaluating and simplifying complex polynomials, graphing and solving complex functions, and imaginary numbers. Your understanding and familiarity with Algebra 2 will increase, and you will be more confident that you can solve most problems you will encounter.

Biostatistics

I have been a college professor teaching statistics to both undergraduates and graduates, and have tutored statistics through WyzAnt since 2012. I am especially proficient in the statistics used in biostatistics applications, which are used in most health-care courses of study and research. These techniques include those used, for example, to determine the effectiveness of medication, or in epidemiological studies of disease transmission or causes of death. The statistics used are standard means comparisons, but also analysis of variance and especially multivariate regression and correlation - and I have used and taught all of these.

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra and algebra as part of preparation for college level statistics and probability. Algebra is the "language" of much of mathematics. Once you learn the basics, you can easily tackle more advanced areas. My approach uses real world problems and how to apply algebraic principles to solve those problems.

Probability

Probability is the basis for statistics; if you can solve problems in probability, you are on the way to understanding and solving problems in statistics. My approach is intuitive and rigorous. You will learn the why as well as the how, using familiar real world examples.

Psychology

I have a Ph.D. in psychology and have taught introductory psychology, personality psychology, statistics and experimental design, and psychometrics at the college level. I can teach you basic facts, terms and concepts - the vocabulary of psychology -so you will be prepared to master more advanced areas, including performing and writing up psychological research in scientific format.

Statistics

I have taught statistics and experimental design at the college level for seven years, and have consulted on statistics for research projects in psychology, medicine, chemistry and psychological measurement. My approach leans heavily on concepts and application; you will learn to analyze problems and use the correct methods for solving them.

Study Skills

I have been a college professor who has taught both undergrads and grads. Part of my teaching process, especially for freshman, was helping them gain study skills so they could succeed in my class and in college generally. Some of the techniques I use are: 1) completing a survey on study skills to determine a baseline; 2) completing a detailed, week-long log of study (time, place, subject, distractions) 3) choosing an appropriate place and time for study; 4) developing a protocol for improving important study skills; and 5) setting small, achievable goals so the student sees progress. I have found that this procedure helps the motivated student approach learning more confidently, and it usually leads to better grades and more satisfaction and enjoyment of learning.

Writing

Writing clearly is a necessity for almost all scientific, technical and business careers. I have published a number of studies in scientific journals and have written successful grant proposals totaling over $60M. I can teach you how to write in technical format, including standard reference and graphic formats.

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Education

Yale College, Yale University

University of Michi (PhD)

Very Patient and Goes at Your Speed He always asks at the beginning & end of the session what you want to work on, if he's covered the material, any other concerns you may have. He brings the subject to life by using real world examples; which is not something I thought about until he asked me, but is extremely relevant for my content area. I rated it at as 4 stars b/c I was unprepared. ...

— Kristen from Spring, TX on 7/12/14);

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