NEW FEATURES MORE

Search

Richard S.

Athens, GA

$30/hour

Experienced Math and Logic Tutor

100+ Hours
4.8 average from 62 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Teresa, Watkinsville, GA on 8/11/12

$30/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Richard will reply soon.

Response time: 26 minutes

Contact Richard

Southern New Hampshire University
Mathematics
University of Georgia
Master's
University of Georgia
Graduate Coursework

Education

Southern New Hampshire University (Mathematics)

University of Georgia (Master's)

University of Georgia (Graduate Coursework)

About Richard

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. 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.

When I am not tutoring, I am often writing short books to help out math students and selling them on Amazon.com. They are:
1. 51 Derivations in SD with Solutions: A Supplement to The Logic Book
2. 51 Problems in Calculating Limits Using L'Hopital's Rule with Solutions
3. 101 Problems in Calculating Trigonometric Limits with Solutions
4. 51 Problems in Calculating Integrals Using U-Substitution with Solutions
5. The Real Logarithm: Theorems and Counterexamples
6. Ten Essential Skills for Calculus: A Guide for the Prospective Student.

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

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Athens, GA 30605

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Teresa, Watkinsville, GA on 8/11/12
Richard replied on 8/13/2012

Thank you Teresa!

"Great Personality and Very Informative"

- Joseph, Spring, TX on 3/4/17

"First Online Tutor Experience"

- Mitzi, Covington, LA on 2/5/17

"College Algebra"

- Joe, Alpharetta, GA on 9/18/16

"Super Hero!"

- Suzanne, Atlanta, GA on 3/20/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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.

Southern New Hampshire University
Mathematics
University of Georgia
Master's
University of Georgia
Graduate Coursework

Education

Southern New Hampshire University (Mathematics)

University of Georgia (Master's)

University of Georgia (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent Tutor!

Richard is a great tutor with a profound knowledge of math. He has a strong ability for teaching math concepts in a way that are easy to understand. Highly recommend him!

— Teresa, Watkinsville, GA on 8/11/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Athens, GA 30605.