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Richard N.

La Mesa, CA


Richard N, Ph.D. Patient and Effective Statistics/Biostatistics Tutor

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University of Central Florida
University of Miami


University of Central Florida

University of Miami (PhD)

About Richard

I am a well trained and experienced scientist and educator (retired research faculty at UCSD School of Medicine). I checked expertise in diverse areas, psychology, physiology, statistics, biostatistics, and SPSS. Let me explain this diversity. My Ph.D. is in psychology with an emphasis in physiological psychology. Most psychologists also receive extensive education in statistics as part of their training. I extended this training to learn more statistics for analyzing the data collected in my research. I have 26 years of experience in research (psychophysiology), research methodology, and performing statistical analyses. During this time I taught courses in these areas, but, what is more importantly, I served as a mentor. Thus, I work well in a one-on-one learning experience with the student. I am a well trained and experienced scientist and educator (retired research faculty at UCSD School of Medicine). I checked expertise in diverse areas, psychology, physiology, Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of La Mesa, CA 91941
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"Very patient and kind!"

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"Excellent teacher."

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Physiology, Psychology

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Biostatistics is the application of statistics to biological/medical domains. The work of Sir Ronald Fisher who developed many of the variation of the ANOVA applied his work primarily in botany (agriculture) thus was biostatistics. Today, biostatistics is usually thought of as applying to medical data such as clinical trials or epidemiology.

In my career, I used biostatistics. My last position was the biostatistician for San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Medicine.

My tutoring methods would not be different from statistics other than its focus on the variables.

Microsoft Excel

I have worked with spreadsheets since visicalc was introduced. Through my career I used them in many ways (i.e., data entry, managing household budget, simple data analysis, graphing of data). Setting up Excel files to maximize their use is my strongest area.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I began using PowerPoint with its introduction in the mid 1990s. I developed the skills to us this program to make succinct presentations. I have also learned to use it for giving poster presentations.

Microsoft Word

Word processing is the most basic of all computer applications. Microsoft Word has become the de facto application for all business. While it is easy to learn, there are many features that are easy to incorporate that simplify and improve the look of any document. I bring my expertise of working with MS Word for over 25 years.


Through my 30 year research career, SPSS was my primary data analysis too. Because of my beginning days I am knowledgable in the syntax to streamline analyses to get specifically what is wanted in the output. I will work with you to gain this knowledge and how to make sure you data are accurate.


I bring 30 years of research experience to my knowledge of statistics. This results in a more practical understanding of the area. During this tenure, I mentored “students” from many walks of life and disciplines allowing them to become facile users of statistics in their education or profession.

While I used many statistical applications, SPSS is my primary data analysis tool.

University of Central Florida
University of Miami


University of Central Florida

University of Miami (PhD)

AWESOME Tutor!!! — I requested assistance from Rick on the interpretation and writing of my statistical data in a professional paper for my Master's Degree. Rick and I met for approximately 2 hours and in this time, he simplified what I thought was a very complex and intimidating issue into information that I could actually understand and explain if need be! In addition, he provided some valuable input in the writ ...

— Michael, National City, CA on 12/11/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 40 miles of La Mesa, CA 91941.