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University of Miami
Biology, Math, Chemistry, English
Indian River State College (IRSC)
Other

Education

University of Miami (Biology, Math, Chemistry, English)

Indian River State College (IRSC) (Other)

About Richard

Teaching Honors courses in Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Functions and Trigonometry during past 3 years with my unique methods, techniques and skills, students continue to improve their understanding of math and hence, their grades. I continue to receive many letters from parents and students thanking me for being one of the few math teachers that makes LEARNING MATH FUN, with students LOOKING FORWARD to coming to my classes. When tutoring, I use these same techniques while working one on one with EACH STUDENT, and the differences are evident from our first lesson.

It is essential that students are actively engaged in their learning environment as this will greatly benefit their learning experiences, while continuing to build on previous knowledge. As students progress, they become more refined in what subjects and areas that peak their interests, which results in more self-motivated learning. Students will learn to think and solve problems through hands-on experiences, open discussions, lab experience and projects where they can choose from a wide range of topics, keeping them engaged at higher levels and become even more passionate about their areas of interest.

As an educator, and knowing that students must be actively engaged in order to learn effectively, I take pride involving my students with real world problems and solutions through open discussions and projects, provoking their thought process to integrate new knowledge with previous knowledge. I encourage all my students to seek the answers to their own questions, demonstrate their learning through inquiry and application and facilitating their passion as they grow.

In essence, I facilitate students in their journey toward self-realization, self-actualization and ultimately self-efficacy. When students start thinking “outside of the box” as their abilities, experiences and knowledge continue to expand, they become “PROBLEM SOLVERS” which enables students to actively become self-motivating, passionate lifelong learners. This enhances their education, careers and lives dramatically as they move forward, whether it be furthering their education, enlisting in the armed services or entering the workforce. They will become a productive member of society and to their communities, achieving greater abilities to handle situations that arise throughout their lives and careers.

Education is a vital part of the growth of a student from their earliest years to their later years in the school system (k-12, post-secondary, and graduate level). Learning is a lifelong process that can be enhanced through many methods utilized throughout the students' experiences in the education system, especially from educators who set high standards and expectations, in a positive pro-active environment.
Teaching Honors courses in Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Functions and Trigonometry during past 3 years with my unique methods, techniques and skills, students continue to improve their understanding of math and hence, their grades. I continue to receive many letters from parents and students thanking me for being one of the few math Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate is per session, which is approx. 90 minutes, BUT YOU ARE ONLY INVOICED FOR 1 HOUR ($35). Those whom I tutor 2 days/wk, each session $30 each. 3 days/wk each session $25.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Physical Science, Physiology
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Science, ASVAB,
Career Development, College Counseling, Common Core, GED,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
History:
American History, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I am highly qualified and experienced in the subject of math, especially ACT Math. Only a well prepared tutor in testing, test prep and test taking skills, as well as a complete understanding of what needs to be covered on the ACT Math tests should be considered in order for the student to succeed.

ACT MATHEMATICS TEST DESCRIPTION:
The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade.

The test presents multiple-choice questions that require you to use reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics.

You need knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills to answer the problems, but you aren't required to know complex formulas and perform extensive computation.

IMPORTANT: You may use a calculator on the Mathematics Test. See ACT's calculator policy for details about permitted and prohibited calculators. If you use a prohibited calculator, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.

CONTENT COVERED BY THE ACT MATHEMATICS TEST:
In the Mathematics Test, three sub-scores are based on six content areas: pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry.

PRE-ALGEBRA/ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA:
• Pre-Algebra (23%). Questions in this content area are based on basic operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers; place value; square roots and approximations; the concept of exponents; scientific notation; factors; ratio, proportion, and percent; linear equations in one variable; absolute value and ordering numbers by value; elementary counting techniques and simple probability; data collection, representation, and interpretation; and understanding simple descriptive statistics.
• Elementary Algebra (17%). Questions in this content area are based on properties of exponents and square roots, evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution, using variables to express functional relationships, understanding algebraic operations, and the solution of quadratic equations by factoring.
INTERMEDIATE ALEBRA/COORDINATE GEOMETRY:
• Intermediate Algebra (15%). Questions in this content area are based on an understanding of the quadratic formula, rational and radical expressions, absolute value equations and inequalities, sequences and patterns, systems of equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, modeling, matrices, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers.
• Coordinate Geometry (15%). Questions in this content area are based on graphing and the relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves; graphing inequalities; slope; parallel and perpendicular lines; distance; midpoints; and conics.
PLANE GEOMETRY/TRIGONOMETRY:
• Plane Geometry (23%). Questions in this content area are based on the properties and relations of plane figures, including angles and relations among perpendicular and parallel lines; properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids; transformations; the concept of proof and proof techniques; volume; and applications of geometry to three dimensions.
• Trigonometry (7%). Questions in this content area are based on understanding trigonometric relations in right triangles; values and properties of trigonometric functions; graphing trigonometric functions; modeling using trigonometric functions; use of trigonometric identities; and solving trigonometric equations.

Algebra 1

I am highly qualified and experienced in the subject of math, especially ALGEBRA 1, ALGEBRA 2, GEOMETRY, ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONS, TRIGONOMETRY, and PRE-CALCULUS. Only a well prepared tutor in testing, test prep and test taking skills, as well as a complete understanding of what needs to be covered on the ALGEBRA 1 End-Of-Course (EOC) Examination Program should be considered in order for the student to succeed.

ALGEBRA 1 COMPLETE - uses VARIABLES to GENERALIZE and EXTEND THE LAWS OF ARITHMETIC. The student will acquire facility in APPLYING ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS AND SKILLS TO REAL WORLD PROBLEMS. This course is the BASIS for all further study of COLLEGE PREPARATORY MATHEMATICS. This course aligns with the state standards for Elementary Algebra. A student enrolling in this course should have mastery of the fundamental concepts and operations of arithmetic (ARITHMETIC is 4-function math, specifically +, -, ×, and ÷, similar to a 4-function calculator). THIS COURSE will include THE STUDY OF: THE REAL NUMBER SYSTEM, LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES, POLYNOMIALS AND FACTORING, GRAPHING OF FUNCTIONS AND RELATIONS, and IRRATIONAL NUMBERS. All Algebra 1 students will be required to participate in the statewide End-Of-Corse (EOC) Examination Program.

ALGEBRA 1, PART 1 - is structured to meet the needs of students with varying degrees of mathematics backgrounds. Students who successfully complete ”Algebra 1 Part 1” will progress to ”Algebra 1 Part 2” (Advanced). All ”Algebra 1 Complete” course OR ”Algebra 1, Part 1” course PLUS ”Algebra 1, Part 2” course students will be required to participate in the statewide End-Of-Course (EOC) Examination Program.

ALGEBRA 1, PART 2 - is designed to meet the needs of students with varying degrees of mathematics backgrounds who have successfully completed Algebra 1 Part 1 (usually in grade 9). This course includes instruction in the following areas: FUNCTIONS, EQUATIONS, INEQUALITIES, MATRICES, DATA ANALYSIS, TRANSFORMATIONS, EXPONENTS, POLYNOMIALS AND FACTORING, QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS, RADICALS, COORDINATE GEOMETRY, and RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. A student, who completes both ”Algebra 1, Part 1” AND ”Algebra 1, Part 2” OR ”Algebra 1 Complete”, may follow these courses with GEOMETRY. This course aligns with the state standards for Elementary Algebra. All ”Algebra 1, Part 2” students will be required to participate in the statewide End-of-Course (EOC) Examination Program.

Algebra 2

I am highly qualified and experienced in the subject of math, especially ALGEBRA 1, ALGEBRA 2, GEOMETRY, ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONS, TRIGONOMETRY, PRE-CALCULUS and CALCULUS. Only a well prepared tutor in testing, test prep and test taking skills, as well as a complete understanding of what needs to be covered on the ALGEBRA 1 End-Of-Course (EOC) Examination Program should be considered in order for the student to succeed.

ASVAB

I have been tutoring junior and senior students, graduates and college students for the ASVAB for many years and am PROUD of their results: I have 2 now in the Air Force, 1 in Basic Training in the Navy, 1 in the Army and 2 who are currently studying hard to qualify for the Coast Guard, one of the most difficult branches to qualify for because it is the smallest branch and is EXTREMELY competitive.

One of my students has decided to concentrate on going into the Police Academy instead of going into the military first. His tutoring and studying for the ASVAB has made a huge difference in his knowledge, and he is currently completing necessary pre-requisites at IRSC (Indian River State College), and though he didn't think 9 months ago he would qualify for any scholarships, I pushed hard and helped him complete applications, and he received most of his tuition and books with scholarships! And he just found out he was Awarded a FULL SCHOLARSHIP for the Police Academy!

I start off by doing an assessment of each area of the ASVAB and then set up a Plan of Action. I start MOST students with Mathematics Knowledge (how to solve math problems using formulas from Algebra 1, 2, and Geometry) and Arithmetic Reasoning (how to think about, then apply math principles to math word problems). To keep a student from being overwhelmed by just math, I also include General Science at this time, to continually build up a solid background. A SERIOUS student will understand that if they do not remember or know the information, it is important to be tutored and study on a regular and disciplined program. Know that DISCIPLINE is ESSENTIAL for anyone entering any of the military branches.

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a set of 9 tests that is given to anyone that is interested in enlisting in any of the United States Armed Forces. Each test is multiple choice and has a given time allowed to complete. It is an exam that assesses a person's developed abilities and helps to see future academic and occupational success in the military.

The ASVAB subtests (and abbreviations) are General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Electronics Information (EI), Auto Information (AI), Shop Information (SI), Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Each section has between 15 and 35 questions.

The MOST IMPORTANT abbreviation that military uses is the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score, which is how they place soldiers into training groups. The AFQT score is comprised of four of the ASVAB subtests: the Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Word Knowledge (WK). The AFQT score is a percentile score from 1 to 99 and the higher this score is, the more likely a soldier is to get a military job that he or she wants to pursue. Additionally, branches of the military use individual subtest scores to further place soldiers for individual training.

GED

Florida Certified teacher in Biology 6-12 and Math 6-12. See Wyzant for ALL tested and approved subjects I tutor.

SAT Math

I am highly qualified and experienced in the subject of math, especially SAT Math. Only a well prepared tutor in testing, test prep and test taking skills, as well as a complete understanding of what needs to be covered on the SAT Math subtests should be considered in order for the student to succeed.

2014 SAT MATHEMATICS QUESTIONS HAVE 2 FORMATS:
1) Standard Multiple-choice questions (44 questions in 1 25-minute section plus 1 20-minute section)
2) Student-produced response questions (10 questions with no answer choices provided, 25 minutes)

HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF QUESTION TYPES AND CONTENT COVERED:
a) Numbers and Operations (11-13 questions)
b) Algebra and Functions (19-21 questions)
c) Geometry and Measurement (14-16 questions)
d) Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability (6-7 questions)

NUMBER AND OPERATIONS QUESTIONS:
About a quarter of the mathematics questions address the following concepts:
- Arithmetic word problems (including percent, ratio, and proportion)
- Properties of integers (even, odd, prime numbers, divisibility, and so forth)
- Rational numbers
- Sets (union, intersection, elements)
- Counting techniques
- Sequences and series (including exponential growth)
- Elementary number theory

ALGEBRA AND FUNCTIONS QUESTIONS:
Just over a third of the mathematics questions address the following concepts:
- Substitution and simplifying algebraic expressions
- Properties of exponents
- Algebraic word problems
- Solutions of linear equations and inequalities
- Systems of equations and inequalities
- Quadratic equations
- Rational and radical equations
- Equations of lines
- Absolute value
- Direct and inverse variation
- Concepts of algebraic functions
- Newly defined symbols based on commonly used operations

GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT QUESTIONS:
Just over a quarter of the mathematics questions address the following concepts:
- Area and perimeter of a polygon
- Area and circumference of a circle
- Volume of a box, cube, and cylinder
- Pythagorean theorem and special properties of isosceles, equilateral, and right triangles
- Properties of parallel and perpendicular lines
- Coordinate geometry
- Geometric visualization
- Slope
- Similarity
- Transformations

DATA ANALYSIS, STATISTICS, AND PROBABILITY QUESTIONS:
A little more than a tenth of the mathematics questions address the following concepts:
- Data interpretation (tables and graphs)
- Descriptive statistics (mean, median, and mode)
- Probability

University of Miami
Biology, Math, Chemistry, English
Indian River State College (IRSC)
Other

Education

University of Miami (Biology, Math, Chemistry, English)

Indian River State College (IRSC) (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate is per session, which is approx. 90 minutes, BUT YOU ARE ONLY INVOICED FOR 1 HOUR ($35). Those whom I tutor 2 days/wk, each session $30 each. 3 days/wk each session $25.

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 10 miles of Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984.