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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.
Richard has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 71 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
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
Very patient tutor. My sons like him. They are beginning to understand how to interpret word problems much better.Alta, 6 lessons with Richard
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
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
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
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