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Richard I.

Wilmington, DE


Retired SUNY professor tutors in math, science, and business

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— Sarah, Rochester, NY on 10/18/13

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Columbia University Engineering Department, NYC
BS MS Mech Engring
Stanford Unversity
Pace University - New York, NY


Columbia University Engineering Department, NYC (BS MS Mech Engring)

Stanford Unversity (MBA)

Pace University - New York, NY (PhD)

About Richard

I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University (with a lot of courses in physics), an MBA from Stanford University, and a Doctorate in Management, Marketing, and Finance from Pace University. I also have an honorary Doctorate from the Siberian State Aerospace University in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, at which I worked and taught courses for nineteen years in a relationship that was started by the U.S. Department of State.

I taught college courses for 28 years -- the first 17 of those years on a part-time basis as an adjunct, while I worked full-time as a corporate executive in technology-based companies. I began full-time teaching in 1999, retiring with tenure from SUNY Oneonta in 2005 and moved on to teach five years at St. John Fisher College before finally stopping my full-time teaching.

Over the years, I have tutored many of my students and the children of friends at levels from high school to college to graduate school. My greatest strengths are in math and the physical sciences, and with my doctorate, I have taught (and worked in) business for many years and can easily handle many business subjects.
I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University (with a lot of courses in physics), an MBA from Stanford University, and a Doctorate in Management, Read more

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"Great tutor!"

- Sarah, Rochester, NY on 10/18/13
Richard replied on 10/21/2013

Dear Sarah,

Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am especially pleased to see that your son did extremely well on his quiz. It was on my mind to ask how he did. I was pulling for him. He seemed to quickly grasp the economics when I explained the concepts to him. And he was very interested in what was covered. I wish him well in this course.



- Joan, Rochester, NY on 6/13/13

"Goes above and beyond, he skypes my daughter in Alabama Accounting"

- Jennifer, Fairport, NY on 12/6/12
Richard replied on 12/7/2012

Thank you very much for the feedback. I appreciate it a great deal. If it doesn't show, I can tell you that I am hanging on each homework, quiz, and test, hoping for a very good performance. I care about her performance as though she is my own child.

English, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
American History,
Government & Politics, Religion
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
Tax Preparation
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
English, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics,
Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word,

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I am certified by WyzAnt to tutor in accounting. I have taught business courses for thirty years and, with my corporate experience, I know accounting well - both financial and managerial. I was responsible for the financial planning function of a $120 million per year division of a major corporation and have done consulting for a number of large, medium, and small organizations. I have tutored students in accounting through WyzAnt and when teaching in colleges.

Algebra 1

Math has been one of my best subjects since junior high school. When I completed bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering, the courses were essentially all math-based. Since then, I have had math-based jobs. I can tutor (and have tutored) students in math. I can tutor many math subjects. My approach is to begin with the fundamentals so that the student understands the why's and not just the what's. As a result, the student can understand more deeply, remember more readily, and progress more rapidly.

Algebra 2

I have a strong background in math. My engineering and business education have all been very math oriented. My work experience has been in math-based areas. I explain math in a fundamental way so that students can learn to solve problems with deeper understanding and efficiency.

American History

American History is one of my favorite areas of study. I took courses on it and have furthered my knowledge with extensive readings of many books on the subject.


I have a doctorate in management and retired as a tenured associate professor in management and marketing from SUNY Oneonta. I also taught at St. John Fisher College as an associate professor in management for five years.

Differential Equations

I have a Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. I took math every semester of my Bachelor's program, including one semester in which I took differential equations plus the regular math course. (All of these classes were required.) In addition, we used ordinary and non-linear differential equations in virtually all of my engineering courses.


I have taken courses in economics in my undergraduate and graduate education. My work experience -- corporate and teaching -- has kept me fresh on its knowledge. I also have read a number of economics books -- Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, John Maynard Keynes, and some others and I have kept up with articles on the subject. So I am quite familiar with the subject.


I have years of corporate experience in financial management and a concentration in finance for my doctoral degree. I have taught courses in finance and financial planning. More specific information can be provided upon request.


I have a two degrees in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, and a Doctorate. I have been an associate professor at two colleges -- SUNY Oneonta (which I retired from with tenure in 2005) and St. John Fisher College (which I left in 2010). I also have taught courses in Russia, written many journal articles, and been an editor of proceedings for conferences.

General Computer

I have been a computer user for over forty years. Yes, I started on mainframes, and then added minicomputers, and finally microcomputers (otherwise known as PCs). I have used many types of software and have done some programming. If you need general assistance with using a computer, I can help you.


My doctoral degree from Pace University consisted of three concentrations: management, marketing, and finance. I taught courses in marketing at several colleges as an adjunct from 1982 to 1998 and as a full-time professor from 1999 to 2010.

Mechanical Engineering

I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science. I worked as a manager and executive at companies which manufactured aerospace products, supervising research and development work.

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access for many years. Frankly, I do not like Access, but know how to use it. There are better database programs out there. As for Word, I have used it for over twenty years, going through the many upgrades. I currently am using Word 2010. When I say "use," I mean that I write many reports and journal papers, etc. Use it every day. As for Excel, I use that for my financial planning and used it in my courses on operations management. Have used it for more than twenty years. PowerPoint is a necessity for me in preparing presentations, which I do many times a year. Have used PowerPoint for over twenty years as well.


In college, I had calculus courses every semester for my bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering. Math is one of my strongest areas.


I have read the Bible several times and read many books on religion (St. Francis, and other saints, and Eucibius) plus books on religious history. It is a long-standing pastime of mine.


My experience with SPSS began more than 40 years ago, and I still use it with students I tutor and in journal publications I have submitted. I own a personal copy of SPSS and some add-ons, such as AMOS.

When I was a student at the Stanford Business School, I consulted to doctoral students on their dissertations, performing calculations using SPSS (on the mainframe at that time). I assisted two people -- one was a new professor who was ABD and finishing up her dissertation in psychology for a doctorate from Yale University and the other was doing his dissertation in education for a doctorate from Stanford University.

Most recently, I have assisted two students the statistical analysis (using SPSS) for their master's theses.


I have taught Market Research for many years (going back to the 1980s and up to my retirement in 2010). I also have done statistics for my journal publications and dissertation. I have tutored students from the high school to college level in statistics and explain the basis for statistical equations from fundamental examples.

Study Skills

I have a bachelors, two masters, and a doctorate. I am a retired associate professor (emeritus). In addition to my own studying, I have tutored my students on study skills to enable them to do better in my courses. Oftentimes, the problem is not just the study skills, but difficulty with the subject matter. I explain both.

Tax Preparation

I have completed my own taxes for more than forty years. Since 1990, I have used TurboTax. My personal taxes have had a number of more complex aspects including rental property ownership, mutual funds, stock and bond investments, OID, partnerships, self-employment earnings, pensions and annuities, foreign earnings, etc. When I am not sure of something, I consult the IRS guides, which are often difficult reads. I believe that I can tutor someone on personal taxes.


I have worked in many positions for which writing and analysis were required. My writing has been praised, and I have been the "go to" person to review the writing of others. I wrote consultant reports, my doctoral dissertation, and many journal publications and conference presentations. I served as editor of the proceedings of the European Council for Business Education (ECBE) for three years.

Finally, I assisted students in their doctoral dissertations (from Yale and Stanford) and master's theses (from the University of Bridgeport).

Columbia University Engineering Department, NYC
BS MS Mech Engring
Stanford Unversity
Pace University - New York, NY


Columbia University Engineering Department, NYC (BS MS Mech Engring)

Stanford Unversity (MBA)

Pace University - New York, NY (PhD)

Great tutor! — Richard helped our son with AP Economics, apparently very successfully! He scored a 100%. Thank you Richard! Richard arrived on time, explained the material so that it was easily grasped. A well spent 2 hours. ...

— Sarah, Rochester, NY on 10/18/13

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Richard will travel within 15 miles of Wilmington, DE 19802.

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