Richard B.

Scottsdale, AZ


Math, Physics, Digital Photography, Photoshop, Drums

300+ Hours
4.9 average from 122 ratings
Intermediate Algebra
— Junice, Phoenix, AZ on 4/21/16


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Marquette University
U of Illinois
Graduate Coursework


Marquette University (BSEE)

U of Illinois (Graduate Coursework)

About Richard

I have tutoring certificates through the Maricopa college system. I also have been an adjunct instructor with A-1 clearance for substitute teaching in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Unified school systems. More recently I have been teaching in the continuing education format and one-on-one tutoring. I also have expertise in various computer applications, home networking setup and operation, operating systems - office apps, performance tuning, etc. I have tutoring certificates through the Maricopa college system. I also have been an adjunct instructor with A-1 clearance for substitute teaching in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Unified school systems. More recently I have been teaching in the continuing education format and one-on-one tutoring. I also have expertise in various computer Read more

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Background Check: Passed

"Intermediate Algebra"

- Junice, Phoenix, AZ on 4/21/16

"great teacher"

- Joe, Tempe, AZ on 10/23/17

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

- Florina, Scottsdale, AZ on 10/2/17

"Knowledgeable Honors Pre Calculus Tutor"

- Karen, Scottsdale, AZ on 5/3/17

"Patient tutor"

- Toschma, Phoenix, AZ on 3/10/17

"Highly Knowledgeable and great at explaining the process to solve the problems"

- Michele, Phoenix, AZ on 2/2/17

"Very knowledgeable with great teaching methods"

- Lauren, Phoenix, AZ on 10/28/16

"The first meeting went well"

- Cameron, Holliston, MA on 8/17/16

"Richard was very knowledgeable and a delight to work with."

- LINDA, Phoenix, AZ on 6/10/16

"Very knowledable in Physics and demonstrates care for the student"

- Lydia, Scottsdale, AZ on 2/18/16

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Dominic, Phoenix, AZ on 1/3/16

"Excellent teacher!"

- Breanne, Glendale, AZ on 9/10/15

"Made topic simpler"

- Betty, Scottsdale, AZ on 11/9/14


- MARVIN, Scottsdale, AZ on 9/25/13

"Great Tutor with a Great Teaching Style"

- Kevin, Paradise Valley, AZ on 9/7/13
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Discrete Math,
Elementary Math,
GED, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
Career Development, GED, SAT Math
Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer),
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

ACT Math

I have tutored all levels of mathematics through the highest level college program. My academic studies included math minor with extensive professional experience in the use of mathematics in my line of work.

ACT Science

I have an electrical engineering degree from Marquette University with a mathematics minor and a specialty in physics. I also love the challenge of making things understandable. Because of my extensive experience in tutoring as well as professional applications, I understand how math and physics apply in the real world. I like to help my students understand the concepts and not just get the answers. This helps them stand on their own as soon as possible

Adobe Photoshop

Other concepts I have procedures for include: portrait control, using liquification to enhance body shape, copy and replace objects from one image to another such as heads, eyes, or a complete person. Advanced use of cloning, enhancing boring skies, creating a personalized signature brush, etc.

Algebra 1

Since I have tutored everything from fundamental mathematics up through calculus, I understand algebra 1 as an important stepping stone to either additional mathematical studies as well as other areas of applications such as physics, chemistry, etc.

Algebra 2

Additionally, I have a bachelor of electrical engineering from Marquette University with a minor in mathematics and physics. I feel that mathematics is a fundamental discipline that could be required for not only your future education but any career endeavor you may pursue.


I am always proud to meet and help someone qualify to defend our country. since my background in mathematics includes all of the disciplines through calculus and physics, the mathematics material in the ASVAB testing is certainly included. I have also had several students in the past that have resulted in total satisfaction and return requests for help. I don't know which students have completed their acceptance into our military, but I can say that the ASVAB mathematics material did not hold him back.


I tutored mathematics through all levels at The Paradise Valley Community College Learning Support Center for several years.

Discrete Math

I have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with a mathematics minor from Marquette University. I have tutored math up to calculus, and physics, etc. for five years at Paradise Valley Community College. At the time I had received Level I and level II tutoring certificates required by the Maricopa community college system.
I also tutored for CLUB Z, a private tutoring service in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
I was also a substitute teacher in the Paradise Valley unified school system And the Scottsdale unified school system.

Electrical Engineering

I have a degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University with a specialty in circuit design and mathematics. I spent my career in the electrical engineering field specializing in hardware design, software design, integrated circuits, and information technology. I have 3 patents: the design of a pulse width modulated monostable multivibrator, tunnel diode application, integrated hardware software memory protect in rotating memory systems.

Elementary Math

My strength is clarity and discipline of ordering information on what we are working on. I also look for feedback on student understanding of the concepts. Math is my specialty with applications to word problems or just the basic process.


I have tutored geometry at Paradise Valley Community College as well as one-on-one in-home services through another private tutoring company here in the Valley. I have also practiced the use of geometric principles in some of my engineering work during my career as an electrical engineer.

Microsoft Outlook

I am qualified to tutor Outlook because I have used Outlook for at least 10 years both in the corporate and in the residential environment. In addition to the simplicity of reading and sending emails, the strength of Outlook lies in its additional features such as logging and maintaining a contact database, a calendar and scheduling database, and a task database to manage your daily activities. It is also important to know how to set up the parameters associated with your specific Internet service provider.

I have tutored 4 years for the Learning Support Center Of Paradise Valley Community College where I have received level I and level II tutoring certificates.

Microsoft Project

In my career as a technical project manager, I used Microsoft Project for most of my projects and required my staff do the same. We became experts in the use of PERT Charting and Ghantt Charts to set up the project for project control, budgeting, and economic analysis. Then during the lifecycle of the project, we used Microsoft Project to manage and control, track progress, track budget, report to upper management, perform re-planning, And general control of the project. We also prepared higher level charts for communication to upper management allowing them to track the progress of several projects simultaneously

Microsoft Windows

I support several customers in the Microsoft Windows operating system either face-to-face or using remote control support from my office. At the moment I would say I have about 30 customers that rely upon me about 100% for their Microsoft Windows operating system support. This includes support for slow systems, infected systems, general navigation, and new system installations and conversions. this support then moves into the general office applications associated with the Windows environment such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Networking (Computer)

my background is in online telecommunications and networking both education and experience. I have set up several in-house Wi-Fi systems involving high-speed modems, routers, and multiple computers from desktops to laptops to smart phones and tablets.


Currently teaching three levels of digital camera at Paradise Valley community college including "shooting in raw". As owner operator of my private company, I currently in photographing family portraits and individual portraits and family events. This includes shooting portraits for several business websites. I have been doing individual, family, and event photography for over 30 years. My experience also includes Photoshop, as I teach a basic and advanced class in Photoshop Elements at community colleges, libraries, and community centers.


As part of my electrical engineering degree, my emphasis was physics and mathematics. My expertise includes how mathematics applies to the physical sciences. I actively maintain information in files on the current material published in physics so that I can best help I students. This includes the fringe areas of AC and DC circuit design which most students struggle with. I have a fresh knowledge of applying Kirchoff's rules to circuits and using Thevenin and Norton Voltage and current models respectively.


My background includes a degree in electrical engineering with mathematics minor. Used all forms of Mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus in my work as well as in coaching others.


Pre-calc is one of my strong points as I was a physics major for a while where, algebra II, calc, trig are very important pre-requisites.


I tutored math (including calculus, trigonometry,and physics for the learning support center (LRC) at Paradise Valley committee college for over six years.

Marquette University
U of Illinois
Graduate Coursework


Marquette University (BSEE)

U of Illinois (Graduate Coursework)

Intermediate Algebra

Mr.B. worked with me with my "rational expressions". He was very patience and took time to explain to me "step by steps". You know the "uhuh" moment? Yes it happened to me. Ahuh! I figure out why I was having hard time because I was lacking the "basic". I highly recommend Mr. B. if you need help with any lessons. Thank you for your help! I will continue taking lessons with him until I am done w

— Junice, Phoenix, AZ on 4/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 10 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85254.