Teaching runs in my family
Teaching runs in my family
I have been a teacher most of my life. After graduating from college, I began my teaching career at a high school in Pennsylvania which lasted 36 years. While teaching full time, I attended graduate school earning a Master of Science in mathematics. During those 36 years at a high school, I also taught part-time for a community college for 21 years. I also taught for several other colleges including Penn State. After retiring from my high school position, I moved to Florida and taught for 6...
I have been a teacher most of my life. After graduating from college, I began my teaching career at a high school in Pennsylvania which lasted 36 years. While teaching full time, I attended graduate school earning a Master of Science in mathematics. During those 36 years at a high school, I also taught part-time for a community college for 21 years. I also taught for several other colleges including Penn State. After retiring from my high school position, I moved to Florida and taught for 6 years at Valencia Community College. After 42 years in education, Brevard Community College offered me a couple of classes, so I decided to go into semi-retirement.
Although most of my teaching has been in the classroom, many of my years at the high school level included tutoring students who were unable to attend school for a variety of reasons. In some cases students were absent from school for an extended period of time. Even though the task was rather difficult, I experienced great satisfaction making it possible for those students to finish the school year or in all cases, graduate.
I have always enjoyed studying mathematics and would like to open a student's eyes to the beauty of mathematics and strive to instill in them the same enjoyment. Before coming to a tutoring session, I ask the student to tell me what topic or problem he or she wants to work on so that I can prepare examples and assemble the materials needed to have a successful session. Even though I have had an extensive study in mathematics, there have been times when I struggled, so I can identify with students and understand any frustration they may have.
Students who are having difficulty in mathematics need to get help before they feel that all is lost. It is better to get help early when just a little help goes a long way rather than waiting until the student feels that nothing is understood. In that case it is much more difficult and takes much longer to get back on track.
Richard has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 71 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Have been working with Richard for months.
My son has been working with Richard for the past several months. Richard's support on all of the topics covered in my son's pre-calculus class has been invaluable and showed a significant change to the great scores my son has achieved on his assessments.Donna, 17 lessons with Richard
Knowledge and vet patient
Richard taught helped me with geometry because of him know I understand it a lot better. Richard teaches and breaks everything down so you can understand. After receiving help from Richard I feel like I will now start making better grades. I will most definitely be using Richard in the future when I need help with my geometry. Richard is the only one since I’ve been in advance geometry this year that actually taught me something.Laquiesha, 1 lesson with Richard
My son learned so much in the first lesson. He was patient and explained concepts well along with working through examples.Xenia, 3 lessons with Richard
Richard is a wonderful tutor. He is extremely patient with me and explains things so throughly. After a couple of sessions I feel way more confident in statistics. Thank you Richard.Jennifer, 15 lessons with Richard
Knowledgeable and patient
He was very patient and helped my daughter prepare for her test the following day. They stayed on late in the evening until she understood the material. She was very confident going into her test.Dianne, 1 lesson with Richard
Knowledgeable and thorough
Normal distribution, T scores, Chi Square and Matrices questions. Richard explained basic statistical concepts to me which I had trouble understanding before reaching out to him for tutoring.Adam, 1 lesson with Richard
Patient, great explanations, walks the student through rationale and scenarios that help solidify the concepts
Richard has worked with my daughter to help her through AP statistics during COVID. No easy task as you can imagine. I will be sure to let you know how well she does on her final. I can already see her confidence grow.Kathryn , 5 lessons with Richard
Richard is a knowledgeable and patient tutor
Richard is a nice and knowledgeable tutor. He explained the concept clearly and even sent the further material to us after the lesson finished. Thank you, Richard!Nancy, 4 lessons with Richard
Really good tutor!
Richard was available on short notice when another tutor cancelled 20 min before our scheduled online lesson. My HS senior son needed assistance with a STATISTICS test review and Richard was very helpful. We’ve already rescheduled for another lesson!Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Richard
Knowledge and patient
Richard helped my daughter with AP Statistics. He explained the concepts to her in a way she was able to understand the information and was able to complete practice problems with ease. We will definitely be scheduling regular lessons with him. Highly recommend him for tutoring.Cheryl, 1 lesson with Richard
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