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Richard A.

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Teaching runs in my family
Teaching runs in my family
Richard A.

1,844 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,844 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Richard


Bio

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.


Education

California State College
Mathematics
Indiana University of Pa.
Masters

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Statistics

Statistics

I taught statistics for 21 years at a community college in Pa. and during that time I instituted a course in statistics at the high school where I taught mathematics. After coming to Florida, I taught statistics at Valencia College(6 years) and Eastern Florida State College(2 years).

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra 1 to students at Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior High Schools for 36 years. In addition to that I have taught algebra at a community college in Pennsylvania, Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for 36 years in a public high school and part-time for 21 years for a community college. After retiring I taught 6 years for Valencia College and 2 years for Eastern Florida State College. Since then I have tutored for WyzAnt with close to 400 hours.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught high school mathematics in Pennsylvania for 36 years and taught geometry for most of those years. My experience in geometry spans writing proofs(traditional approach) to a more intuitive approach(modern).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

In addition to teaching 36 years in a public school in Pa., I tutored students in a variety of subjects including prealgebra who could not attend school while they were ill or incapacitated in some way so that they could complete their school year successfully.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

In addition to teaching precalculus at the high school level, I most recently have taught precalculus at Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College from 2004 to 2012. I am also familiar with the TI-83 graphing calculator which is commonly used in classrooms.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Over the course of 36 years of teaching mathematics in a high school in Pennsylvania, I have monitored the SAT test for many of those years and tutored students in our math lab prior to taking the test and am familiar with the mathematical topics frequently appearing on the SAT. Therefore, I feel I can be a great aid in your son or daughter's preparation.
Statistics

Statistics

I taught statistics for 21 years at a community college in Pa. and during that time I instituted a course in statistics at the high school where I taught mathematics. After coming to Florida, I taught statistics at Valencia College(6 years) and Eastern Florida State College(2 years).

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught subjects covered on the ACT in a high school in Pennsylvania for 36 years as well as helping students prepare for the SAT exam. I understand the position students are in as they begin the preparation for the college classroom as well as the end result of their preparation for I have also taught at Valencia Community College and Brevard Community College for 8 years just before they became four year colleges.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra 1 to students at Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior High Schools for 36 years. In addition to that I have taught algebra at a community college in Pennsylvania, Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for 36 years in a public high school and part-time for 21 years for a community college. After retiring I taught 6 years for Valencia College and 2 years for Eastern Florida State College. Since then I have tutored for WyzAnt with close to 400 hours.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught high school mathematics in Pennsylvania for 36 years and taught geometry for most of those years. My experience in geometry spans writing proofs(traditional approach) to a more intuitive approach(modern).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

In addition to teaching 36 years in a public school in Pa., I tutored students in a variety of subjects including prealgebra who could not attend school while they were ill or incapacitated in some way so that they could complete their school year successfully.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

In addition to teaching precalculus at the high school level, I most recently have taught precalculus at Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College from 2004 to 2012. I am also familiar with the TI-83 graphing calculator which is commonly used in classrooms.
Probability,

Probability

I have taught probability as a part of statistics courses for the Westmoreland County Community College for 21 years, Valencia College for 6 years, Eastern Florida State College for 2 more years and 2 years for WyzAnt.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Over the course of 36 years of teaching mathematics in a high school in Pennsylvania, I have monitored the SAT test for many of those years and tutored students in our math lab prior to taking the test and am familiar with the mathematical topics frequently appearing on the SAT. Therefore, I feel I can be a great aid in your son or daughter's preparation.
Statistics,

Statistics

I taught statistics for 21 years at a community college in Pa. and during that time I instituted a course in statistics at the high school where I taught mathematics. After coming to Florida, I taught statistics at Valencia College(6 years) and Eastern Florida State College(2 years).
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

At the high school level I taught trigonometry based on right triangle(traditional method) and also on the unit circle(modern method). After 36 years of teaching at that level, I retired and moved to Florida and taught trigonometry as a part of a pre-calculus course for Valencia College for 6 years.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra 1 to students at Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior High Schools for 36 years. In addition to that I have taught algebra at a community college in Pennsylvania, Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for 36 years in a public high school and part-time for 21 years for a community college. After retiring I taught 6 years for Valencia College and 2 years for Eastern Florida State College. Since then I have tutored for WyzAnt with close to 400 hours.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught high school mathematics in Pennsylvania for 36 years and taught geometry for most of those years. My experience in geometry spans writing proofs(traditional approach) to a more intuitive approach(modern).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

In addition to teaching 36 years in a public school in Pa., I tutored students in a variety of subjects including prealgebra who could not attend school while they were ill or incapacitated in some way so that they could complete their school year successfully.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

In addition to teaching precalculus at the high school level, I most recently have taught precalculus at Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College from 2004 to 2012. I am also familiar with the TI-83 graphing calculator which is commonly used in classrooms.
Statistics

Statistics

I taught statistics for 21 years at a community college in Pa. and during that time I instituted a course in statistics at the high school where I taught mathematics. After coming to Florida, I taught statistics at Valencia College(6 years) and Eastern Florida State College(2 years).

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra 1 to students at Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior High Schools for 36 years. In addition to that I have taught algebra at a community college in Pennsylvania, Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught algebra 2 for 36 years in a public high school and part-time for 21 years for a community college. After retiring I taught 6 years for Valencia College and 2 years for Eastern Florida State College. Since then I have tutored for WyzAnt with close to 400 hours.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught high school mathematics in Pennsylvania for 36 years and taught geometry for most of those years. My experience in geometry spans writing proofs(traditional approach) to a more intuitive approach(modern).
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Over the course of 36 years of teaching mathematics in a high school in Pennsylvania, I have monitored the SAT test for many of those years and tutored students in our math lab prior to taking the test and am familiar with the mathematical topics frequently appearing on the SAT. Therefore, I feel I can be a great aid in your son or daughter's preparation.
Statistics

Statistics

I taught statistics for 21 years at a community college in Pa. and during that time I instituted a course in statistics at the high school where I taught mathematics. After coming to Florida, I taught statistics at Valencia College(6 years) and Eastern Florida State College(2 years).

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught subjects covered on the ACT in a high school in Pennsylvania for 36 years as well as helping students prepare for the SAT exam. I understand the position students are in as they begin the preparation for the college classroom as well as the end result of their preparation for I have also taught at Valencia Community College and Brevard Community College for 8 years just before they became four year colleges.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Over the course of 36 years of teaching mathematics in a high school in Pennsylvania, I have monitored the SAT test for many of those years and tutored students in our math lab prior to taking the test and am familiar with the mathematical topics frequently appearing on the SAT. Therefore, I feel I can be a great aid in your son or daughter's preparation.

Examples of Expertise


Richard has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 71 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (686 ratings)
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4 star
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3 star
(7)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews

Patient tutor

Richard explains the concepts very well. My sons feel he explains better than any other tutor they’ve had. He is clear and concise. He provides useful tips that make solving the problem easier for his students. Semester 1 left my sons feeling defeated. Thanks to Richard they are getting their confidence back.

Alta, 6 lessons with Richard

Patient tutor

Very patient tutor. My sons like him. They are beginning to understand how to interpret word problems much better.

Alta, 6 lessons with Richard

Precalculus Honors

My daughter worked with Richard to prepare for Precalc Honors Exam. He made difficult concepts simple and easy to understand. He was kind and she felt comfortable asking all questions. Richard is now her first choice when she needs a math tutor. I highly recommend.

Kate, 2 lessons with Richard

Loved how he taught my daughter

My daughter didn't score well in her test and I enlisted Richard to help me with studies. I loved how patient he was and how he taught her and will enlist his help again.

Jigna, 2 lessons with Richard

Radicals

My son has been taking lesson with Richard . He has progressed tremendously in Geometry Honors class with Richard. I am sure it will be very easy for him this coming year and could focus on other subjects. We are very blessed finding the teacher with such a high skill of knowledge and teaching method.

Binod, 34 lessons with Richard

Radicals

Richard is an excellent tutor. My son who is taking honor Geometry with him is progressing a lot. You can judge your son and daughter progress by reviewing the recorded class lecture. His teaching method is excellent and knew exactly where the students need more help. I am very happy with his work.

Binod, 34 lessons with Richard

Very good teacher

Richard Taught our boy math. He is a very experienced teacher. We have been hiring him for a long time and our boy loves him. He is a very patient person and knowledgeable.

Daniel, 59 lessons with Richard

Radicals

My son is learning very well with Richard. I am impressed that Richard explains all his questions. Ishan will continue learning with Richard and he is amazing teacher.

Binod, 34 lessons with Richard

Richard A - Math Tutor & SAT Prep

Richard helped my son with the Math portion of the SAT. Occasionally he would help him with Math from his class there at high school. Richard was so helpful and we highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and very patient. He watched my son do the math problems so he could evaluate his thought process in completing the problems. He left him short assignments to do in-between sessions and had him write out his work so he could evaluate the problem and process so he was able to help him along the way. My sons SAT score increased and we are so happy we reached out to Richard A for help. He is a humble man and only 1 time did he even get stumped on a problem from the SAT study guide, but they both worked it out together and made the realization that the SAT workbook was incorrect! Patience is a defining character of Richard A. Hire him...you will not be disappointed! He came to our home which was better for him to meet in person.

Sabrena, 15 lessons with Richard

Very Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Neha is currently helping my daughter in AP Statistics, on time much needed. He just jumps into the topic and any question that she has and clarifications she needed he is bang on. Feel blessed to have him.

Anitha, 3 lessons with Richard
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