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Richard A.

Teaching runs in my family

Teaching runs in my family

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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 (561 ratings)
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Reviews

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

Great teacher

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

Wonderful tutor

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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