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Richard R.

Vero Beach, FL

$40/hour

ACT/SAT/SSAT/PSAT/ASVAB/CLEP, Patient Math and Language Arts Teacher

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Background check passed as of 8/13/10
4.9 average from 139 ratings
Mission Accomplished
— NANCY, Fallbrook, CA on 3/5/13

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United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
math,civil engineer
Boston University, School of Education
MEd
Boston University, School of Education
EdD

Education

United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (math,civil engineer)

Boston University, School of Education (MEd)

Boston University, School of Education (EdD)

About Richard

In addition to an Ed.M and Ed.D degree from Boston University, I have a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and civil engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. I am certified and have taught mathematics and language arts in Florida, Massachusetts, California, Nevada, Alaska, and Kentucky. I have well over 20 years of classroom teaching with 9 years in grades 7-12 and 13 years at Boston University and Midway University.

Over the years, I have tutored many different ages and levels of math, language arts and ACT/SAT Prep from middle school through college students. This experience has given me an deep understanding and appreciation of the many different ways students learn. I am thorough, patient, and serious about the students I teach and tutor; and yes, I have a great sense of humor. My goal is to give you the educational tools you need to succeed in your school courses and the academic exams you need to further your careers.

There is nothing more enjoyable to me than supporting students in reaching their full academic potential. I love teaching and watching students discover their new found knowledge and skills. And lastly, I promise I will not waste your time or money nor mine and that is a guarantee.

Richard
In addition to an Ed.M and Ed.D degree from Boston University, I have a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and civil engineering from the Read more

Policies

I charge only for the quality time I tutor. All other conversation is on my time not the student's time. A 2-hour session ends when goals are met regardless of time over 2 hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Vero Beach, FL 32966
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Mission Accomplished"

- NANCY, Fallbrook, CA on 3/5/13

"ACT review"

- Garrett, Vero Beach, FL on 2/1/16

"Great Tutor and it is only the first lesson"

- Kimberly, La Quinta, CA on 4/1/12

"Excellent Tutor, Very Patient, Great Personality, Knowledgeable and Experienced"

- Edward, Sun City, CA on 6/13/11

"Very patient, great personality and I highly recommend him."

- Kathleen, Orange, CA on 4/21/11

"Fabulous Tutor for ACT help"

- Kristen, Santa Ana, CA on 5/6/10
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English, ESL/ESOL, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, ASVAB,
CBEST,
College Counseling,
GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Spelling, Study Skills
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have worked with the ACT test for over 40 years now and there is no section of this test that cannot be mastered by students once they know the pitfalls, testbusters, and keys contained within the questions themselves. I go right to the heart of the test and generally do not require a great deal of time or sessions to accomplish the job.

ACT Reading

I have 8 years of experience teaching high school English which included reading and writing.

Algebra 1

I can assist you. I have been in public school and higher education since 1971. I am a certified math teacher in California, Kentucky, Alaska, and Nevada. I have eight years experience teaching language arts, writing, and reading to middle and high school students and 20 years of teaching math to middle school through college age students. During these many years I have gained valuable experience in assisting students in mastering the concepts of all levels of mathematics that they need to succeed. I have developed diagnostic tests which allow me to pinpoint weak areas which need strengthening while not wasting time on areas where work is not needed. My fee is a bit more than most tutors however the total number of hours my students need to feel confident is considerably less.
Please let me know as soon as possible as my scheduling can get a bit hectic.

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II at both the high school and university levels for many years and am able to put the difficult concepts contained in this course into clear and understandable language allowing my students to do well in the course. I am an extremely patient teacher and am able to relate whatever knowledge the student has in math to the new concepts contained in Algebra II allowing my students to expand their mathematical skills in a logical and constructive manner.

ASVAB

I spent over 10 years in the military as a graduate of West Point and in command and general staff assignments. I have stayed familiar with the modern army since the time I served. I also taught in Eskimo schools in four different villages in bush Alaska. I assisted the armed forces representative who visited the villages routinely in administering the ASVAB test to my students.

CBEST

I have taken the CBEST and scored a 177. I love to do test prep tutoring and have done CBEST tutoring on many occasions with teachers who wanted to get off an emergency certification and become fully certified.

College Counseling

I spent over 3 years as a Regional Director for Midway College in Midway, Kentucky working out of the Admissions Office. In this capacity I counseled prospective students on what they needed to have to be accepted by the school. I performed hundreds of transcript evaluations which students used as their map or guideposts to reach graduation. These evaluations had to be accurate or I would have been replaced. I planned and conducted 18 information sessions for registered and prospective students on the main Midway College campus and on 6 other locations around the State during my tenure with the college. Lastly, during my time tutoring with WyzAnt students, parents have asked me to assist them in providing guidance in selecting the right school for their child. This I have done and continue to do more frequently especially during the winter and springtime periods. So far I have escorted a number of students to different universities in the Southern California area where we met with an admissions adviser and toured the campuses.

Geometry

I retired from teaching high school mathematics which included algebra, geometry, and calculus

Prealgebra

With 9 years experience teaching middle school and high school math, I am able to put mathematical concepts into terms young learners can understand. In addition, I can quickly diagnose gaps in the students' learning and reteach those missing math concepts thus filling the gaps and allowing students to catch up to their classmates and become competent math students.

Study Skills

My experience with test taking, both personally and working with students who had to pass exit exams from high school or entrance exams into colleges and universities convinces me that mental attitude and conditioning have as much to do with test taking success as preparation and study habits. I approach test prep from a broad front which includes developing good, sound study habits in addition to reconditioning the mind and creating a balanced, positive can-do attitude to achieve ultimate success in any test taking opportunity.

In the end, the score you achieve on a test depends in part, on what you believe you can score on that test. We, being human, generally do as well as we believe we can do. This is why we need and must have full confidence in ourselves to take control of a test. I spend as much time on developing this confidence, which comes from drill, practice and confidence in our ability to solve problems. It is through teaching you how to solve problems, any type of problem, that you begin to become confident in your ability to succeed. I have had much success in my teaching career assisting students over the test taking barrier/hurdle.

United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
math,civil engineer
Boston University, School of Education
MEd
Boston University, School of Education
EdD

Education

United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (math,civil engineer)

Boston University, School of Education (MEd)

Boston University, School of Education (EdD)

Mission Accomplished — My daughter needed to score above average on her ASVAB to get the job she desired in the military, we hired Richard to help her accomplish a high score and after only a few tutoring sessions, she did just that. Richard was wonderful in every way. Thank you! ...

— NANCY, Fallbrook, CA on 3/5/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

I charge only for the quality time I tutor. All other conversation is on my time not the student's time. A 2-hour session ends when goals are met regardless of time over 2 hours.

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Vero Beach, FL 32966.