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Richard A.

Teaching runs in my family

Teaching runs in my family

$30/hour

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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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Corporate Training

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (290 ratings)
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(268)
4 star
(15)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(2)
1 star
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Reviews

Algebra

He is a very nice tutor. He really knows his math skills. He is available when you need him. He was ready in 16 minutes for my son. He taught him step by step equations.

Emily, 7 lessons with Richard

Help is much appreciated

I was very pleased with the service and also the tutor he was kind and patient. I felt it was very helpful and scheduled additional sessions.

Layne, 7 lessons with Richard

Very helpful

He makes you understand the problem completely; as in the meaning of what the problem is asking the solution for. Math problems in general are easier to solve when you understand them theoretically.

Andy, 2 lessons with Richard

Patient and Helpful

I am having trouble in Statistics and Mr. Richard helped me through my problems and explained the material to me in a clear and concise manner. I highly recommend him to anyone struggling in mathematics.

Izzy, 4 lessons with Richard

Happy to Meet Richard...

Richard was helpful in teaching me complex statistical concept and calculations. We worked through homework problems and exam reviews. I'm glad I found Richard to tutor me through a challenging course.

Howie, 1 lesson with Richard

Very clear in explanations

Richard taught me how to solve various trig identity equations. He was clear in his directions and was able to help me understand how to solve the equations better.

Elina, 1 lesson with Richard

Knowledgeable and efficient

My 10th grade son said, Richard was really efficient and explained things well. We will continue to work with him in the future. Thank you, Richard.

Lauren , 1 lesson with Richard

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, 9 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, 4 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, 6 lessons with Richard
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Richard A.

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