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Richard S.

Experienced Math and Logic Tutor

Experienced Math and Logic Tutor

$50/hour

  • 334 hours tutoring

  • Athens, GA 30605

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Teresa, 6 lessons with Richard

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About Richard


Bio

I have been tutoring both high school and college students for 30 years. As a graduate student at UGA, I taught symbolic logic four times. In the past year, I have taught four SAT math preparation classes at Athens Academy. For the last eight years I have been tutoring student athletes at UGA and upper and middle school students at Athens Academy. Math tutoring is my vocation.

I approach mathematics more as an art than a science. Math as an art means that it is a skill perfected by...

I have been tutoring both high school and college students for 30 years. As a graduate student at UGA, I taught symbolic logic four times. In the past year, I have taught four SAT math preparation classes at Athens Academy. For the last eight years I have been tutoring student athletes at UGA and upper and middle school students at Athens Academy. Math tutoring is my vocation.

I approach mathematics more as an art than a science. Math as an art means that it is a skill perfected by practice--an "activity"--not a spectator sport. An analogy may help clarify this point: Learning mathematics is more like learning how to play tennis than it is like learning the facts of U.S. history. This approach affects my tutoring in that I try to find ways to improve the student's skills in solving problems both correctly and as efficiently as possible.

For math students: My special areas of teaching expertise include effective algebra habits, traditional algebra word problems (e.g., motion, mixture, coins, work), SAT math, ACT math, logarithms, trigonometry, trigonometric limits, related-rates, optimization, l'Hopital's Rule, Riemann sums, u-substitution, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, sequences, series convergence tests, mathematical induction, proof-discovery strategies, and formal proof writing.

For logic students: My special areas of expertise include effective truth-table construction, truth trees, "Fitch" style proof systems (intelim rules with scope lines) , techniques for constructing proofs, translating English into symbolic code, basic set theory, and categorical syllogisms.

When I am not tutoring, I am often writing books to help math and logic students. I have several books that are available on Amazon.

I have a BA in Mathematics (SNHU), an AB in Economics and Philosophy (UGA) PBK and a MA in Philosophy (UGA).


Education

Southern New Hampshire University
Mathematics
University of Georgia
Masters
University of Georgia
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Athens, GA 30605
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/2/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus

Math

Logic,

Logic

I taught approximately twelve classes in symbolic logic and critical thinking while a graduate student at the University of Georgia, and symbolic logic was my special area of study while a philosophy major. The topic of my Master's thesis concerned C.S. Peirce's Existential Graphs (a graphical logic system that looks something like Venn diagrams). I have tutored symbolic logic since 1986.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (146 ratings)
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Reviews


So Patient and Helpful!

He's awesome at college level logic and is able to explain it in such a clear way! Was on track to fail before now I'm on my way to an A+! Would recommend 10/10 times

Esteban, 11 lessons with Richard

Excellent tutor

Mr. Richard S. is an excellent mathematician and a good teacher. He gave me a very rich, prepared, clear explanation class. He also gives me good advises on choosing textbooks. I like his class. I expect to see him again.

Mavis, 1 lesson with Richard

Great help

Richard has helped me with truth tables. He was a great help. Very knowledgeable. I definately recommend Richard to others.!!

Jacquelyne, 7 lessons with Richard

Patient and friendly

Does a great job of simplifying the calculus for non math people. Knows his stuff. Nearly all of the problems i have given him he has seen already and knows what to do.

Rafael, 18 lessons with Richard

Very knowledgeable with an instruction style that is comfortable

As an online student, I found my session with Richard to be exactly what I needed. Math is not my strongest subject and I found myself stuck on a couple of the principles of calculus. He covered some of the formulas as well as the algebra.

Jeremy, 10 lessons with Richard

Great Personality and Very Informative

We went over mainly calculus, but he took the time to explain simple algebra which could be overlooked during a class lesson or by reviewing an example that you're comparing to your homework. The session was helpful to get me on track, I look forward to using Richard for future exams and lessons.

Joseph, 1 lesson with Richard

First Online Tutor Experience

Richard tutored my son in Calculus 1 and he had a positive experience and plans to utilize his online tutoring again. It was his first experience with online tutoring and enjoyed the ease of being able to be home while being tutored.

Mitzi, 7 lessons with Richard

College Algebra

Very helpful, responsive when needed. He relates to the student very well and I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance.

Joe, 10 lessons with Richard

Super Hero!

My son was in a pinch trying to decide whether or not to drop Pre-Calculus at UGA and Richard jumped in to the rescue at the last minute!!! So grateful :)

Suzanne, 1 lesson with Richard

$50/hour

Richard S.

$50/hour

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