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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)
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
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.
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!
We have been working on preparing me for the ACT. I like that he makes the problems not seem confusing.
My 17 year old son absolutely loved Richard R. Richard inspired my son about preparing for the ACT and at the same time was very informative in a very appealing manner. Richard made my son feel that he was a winner and that he could achieve great results on the ACT test if he prepared adequately. I am very pleased with Richard and know he will be an asset to my son's preparation for the ACT.
Richard R is an excellent tutor for the ASVAB. Richard help me improve my AFQT from 54 to 71! I recommend him to anyone who is looking to improve their scores and get the job they want in the military. Richard gives you key techniques to improve scores on the ASVAB. Richard help to build my confidence in areas that I was weak, such as math and electronics. I met with Richard for over four months, Richard was on time to every session and kept in excellent communication with me every week to check on my progress. Richard has a great personality and was very patient with me throughout the whole learning process which made it easier for me to learn.
Richard is a very good Tutor. My daughter had 3 sessions with him and raised her ACT Science score from 23 to 28 and all the other subject areas by 1-2 points. He is also a great math tutor and taught her great test taking strategies. I was very satisfied with the results and will be contacting him to tutor my son when he is ready for the PSAT.
Richard did an excellent job with our daughter who was preparing to take the ACT for the second time. He helped her with great time saving techniques and tips to help her get through each section quicker with more accurate answers. It was honestly amazing the difference. She went from an overall ACT score of 24 to an overall score of 29. Her Math section went from a 28 to a 33! Her science section which she was really having problems with went from an 18 up to a 25! Richard was really able to get to the heart of why she was having trouble getting a good score on each area. I totally recommend him for help on ACTs and SATs. We are using him again to help prepare for her taking the SAT again.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.