Teaching runs in my family
Teaching runs in my family
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.
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
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
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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