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Richard A.

Teaching runs in my family

Teaching runs in my family

$40/hour

  • 548 hours tutoring

  • Rockledge, FL 32955

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Rockledge, FL 32955
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/10/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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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.
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

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.
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).
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).

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (221 ratings)
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4 star
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1 star
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Reviews

great tutor

Thank you for all the help with my daughter.You have helped her tremendously. You make it easy for her to understand alg. 2.

Sherry, 3 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Richard is very calm and patient. They covered EOC practice test to review all components that were likely to be on the test. My son found it very helpful.

Candace, 3 lessons with Richard

Great first session!

My daughter has been struggling to grasp Algebra I concepts all year and Richard was able to explain things in such a way that it all finally made sense. We plan on keeping a weekly session through the end of the year and will not hesitate to contact him next year for Geometry if needed!

Jackie, 5 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Richard was extremely patient. He was able to sit down and quickly assess the area of weakness and explain the concepts in terms that were easy to understand. I highly recommend Richard for your tutoring needs.

Charlie, 12 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable

Richard really helped my daughter understand her Geometry. I highly recommend him as a tutor. He was available on short notice and arrived promptly. He is professional and is easy to work with.

Tom, 1 lesson with Richard

Knowledgeable tutor

My daughter was in need of emergency math clases. After Richard started to tutoring her, she got confidence and she was able to successfully complete the test. Richard is really knowledgeable. My daughter is comfortable with him.

Sonia, 12 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Richard helped me with order of operations, algebra, and a number of other things to prepare for my GKE test. I will definitely be setting up another appointment with him as I feel he's really helped me brush up on my math.

Kelli, 3 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable & patient tutor

I have had problems with math all my life and this tutor makes Algebra clear and logical to me. He is patient and helps me focus and work on my weak areas in math.

G, 48 lessons with Richard

Very Informative

Richard helped me review for an exam on hypothesis testing, that I wasn't feeling so confident about, we went over my test review sheet and I feel like I have a better grasp of the concepts then I did before.

Alessandra, 2 lessons with Richard

Very patient

I was really behind the 8 ball in my college level statistics class. Richard worked me in a short time frame and made it understandable. While I will never be a world class mathematician, I will pass my class.

Lilya, 1 lesson with Richard
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