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Best Tutor Around. Duke-trained with Empathy, Expertise and Experience
Richard D.

1,307 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $450
Richard D.'s Photo

Best Tutor Around. Duke-trained with Empathy, Expertise and Experience
Best Tutor Around. Duke-trained with Empathy, Expertise and Experience
Richard D.

1,307 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,307 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Richard


Bio

I offer professional, one-on-one tutoring in a huge array of academic subjects -- math, English, philosophy, the hard sciences, test prep (e.g., SAT, GRE and LSAT) and more.

With fifteen years of experience studying college-level subjects, I have taught in classrooms at UT and tutored at the grade-school, college, and post-college levels.

Work with me so I can make my success become your success. Together we can break the ice of incomprehension that bars the way between you and your...

I offer professional, one-on-one tutoring in a huge array of academic subjects -- math, English, philosophy, the hard sciences, test prep (e.g., SAT, GRE and LSAT) and more.

With fifteen years of experience studying college-level subjects, I have taught in classrooms at UT and tutored at the grade-school, college, and post-college levels.

Work with me so I can make my success become your success. Together we can break the ice of incomprehension that bars the way between you and your academic goals. I'm eager to teach you to love the very subjects you used to hate.

I scored 155+ on a professionally administered IQ test, started college at age fourteen, graduated there at the top of my class, and made a perfect score on the GRE on my first try. I've earned double Master's degrees, the first from Duke University and the second from the University of Texas.

I specialize in taking students from ground zero all the way to the apex of their abilities. I work with my students slowly and carefully, with warmth and encouragement, going at their own pace.


Education

Mercer University, Macon, GA
Philosophy
Duke University
Masters
University of Texas at Austin
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $450
  • Rate details: I offer discounts for teaching students in groups.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/3/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I made a perfect score on the GRE -- in all three sections -- on my first attempt. I can guide you through the core techniques for Math, Verbal and even Essay, as well as study methods, your choice of curriculum, and how to get unstuck on the problems that are most perplexing. The GRE is my primary focus as a tutor.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My SAT composite score by age 15 was 800 Verbal, 770 Math.
Writing,

Writing

I've helped UT students revise their essays for four semesters while working as their TA.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I completed a Master's in Theological Studies from Duke University in 2009, with an excellent GPA. My studies included courses on the Old and New Testaments, as well as biblical Hebrew. I have also studied biblical Greek as an undergraduate.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I hold an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin (2016) and a B.A. in Philosophy from Mercer University (2009). I worked for three years as a TA for undergraduate philosophy classes at the University of Texas at Austin, during which I taught both classes and individuals. After spending eight years researching new topics in philosophy, I have an excellent grasp of concepts, logic, arguments and essay skills. I have tutored philosophy through Wyzant both for essays and exams, and it's my favorite subject to teach.
Religion

Religion

I completed a Master's in Theological Studies from Duke University in 2009.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations at the college level. I'm an expert at putting these difficult concepts into language that makes sense to YOU. I've tutored Calculus successfully at the high school and college levels. I can start with you at the basics, help you polish the most difficult techniques, or both.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I tutored two seventh-graders in pre-algebra. Both families were happy with my work and contacted me after the summer to ask me to continue on as their children's tutor.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I personally scored 770/800 in SAT math. Recently I tutored a high school senior in SAT and ACT math. In 2016, he had scored a 17 in ACT math. After our intensive tutoring program, when he took the test again a year later, his score went up by 8 points!! That's comparable to a 300 point increase in the math section of the SAT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My SAT composite score by age 15 was 800 Verbal, 770 Math.
Writing,

Writing

I've helped UT students revise their essays for four semesters while working as their TA.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish, Spelling

Language

Spanish

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I tutored a high school senior is SAT and ACT math. In 2016, he had scored a 17 in ACT math. After our intensive tutoring program, when he took the test again a year later, his score went up by 8 points!! That's comparable to a 300 point increase in the math section of the SAT.
Calculus,

Calculus

I scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations at the college level. I'm an expert at putting these difficult concepts into language that makes sense to YOU. I've tutored Calculus successfully at the high school and college levels. I can start with you at the basics, help you polish the most difficult techniques, or both.
Logic,

Logic

I aced a Master's level course in logic at the University of Texas at Austin as part of successfully completed Master's in philosophy. I also made a high A in an undergraduate level logic course from Mercer University. In my own PhD research, I examine the foundations of logic and contribute original discoveries to the field.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I tutored two seventh-graders in pre-algebra. Both families were happy with my work and contacted me after the summer to ask me to continue on as their children's tutor.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I personally scored 770/800 in SAT math. Recently I tutored a high school senior in SAT and ACT math. In 2016, he had scored a 17 in ACT math. After our intensive tutoring program, when he took the test again a year later, his score went up by 8 points!! That's comparable to a 300 point increase in the math section of the SAT.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations at the college level. I'm an expert at putting these difficult concepts into language that makes sense to YOU. I've tutored Calculus successfully at the high school and college levels. I can start with you at the basics, help you polish the most difficult techniques, or both.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I tutored two seventh-graders in pre-algebra. Both families were happy with my work and contacted me after the summer to ask me to continue on as their children's tutor.
Writing,

Writing

I've helped UT students revise their essays for four semesters while working as their TA.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I completed a Master's in Theological Studies from Duke University in 2009, with an excellent GPA. My studies included courses on the Old and New Testaments, as well as biblical Hebrew. I have also studied biblical Greek as an undergraduate.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I hold an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin (2016) and a B.A. in Philosophy from Mercer University (2009). I worked for three years as a TA for undergraduate philosophy classes at the University of Texas at Austin, during which I taught both classes and individuals. After spending eight years researching new topics in philosophy, I have an excellent grasp of concepts, logic, arguments and essay skills. I have tutored philosophy through Wyzant both for essays and exams, and it's my favorite subject to teach.
Religion

Religion

I completed a Master's in Theological Studies from Duke University in 2009.

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I hold an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin (2016) and a B.A. in Philosophy from Mercer University (2009). I worked for three years as a TA for undergraduate philosophy classes at the University of Texas at Austin, during which I taught both classes and individuals. After spending eight years researching new topics in philosophy, I have an excellent grasp of concepts, logic, arguments and essay skills. I have tutored philosophy through Wyzant both for essays and exams, and it's my favorite subject to teach.
ACT Science, Biology, Physical Science

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations at the college level. I'm an expert at putting these difficult concepts into language that makes sense to YOU. I've tutored Calculus successfully at the high school and college levels. I can start with you at the basics, help you polish the most difficult techniques, or both.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I personally scored 770/800 in SAT math. Recently I tutored a high school senior in SAT and ACT math. In 2016, he had scored a 17 in ACT math. After our intensive tutoring program, when he took the test again a year later, his score went up by 8 points!! That's comparable to a 300 point increase in the math section of the SAT.
Writing,

Writing

I've helped UT students revise their essays for four semesters while working as their TA.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Reading, Spanish

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I tutored a high school senior is SAT and ACT math. In 2016, he had scored a 17 in ACT math. After our intensive tutoring program, when he took the test again a year later, his score went up by 8 points!! That's comparable to a 300 point increase in the math section of the SAT.
GRE,

GRE

I made a perfect score on the GRE -- in all three sections -- on my first attempt. I can guide you through the core techniques for Math, Verbal and even Essay, as well as study methods, your choice of curriculum, and how to get unstuck on the problems that are most perplexing. The GRE is my primary focus as a tutor.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I personally scored 770/800 in SAT math. Recently I tutored a high school senior in SAT and ACT math. In 2016, he had scored a 17 in ACT math. After our intensive tutoring program, when he took the test again a year later, his score went up by 8 points!! That's comparable to a 300 point increase in the math section of the SAT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My SAT composite score by age 15 was 800 Verbal, 770 Math.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, LSAT, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent tutor - just brilliant !

Excellent tutor. No topic Richard can’t handle! M daughter is learning an incredible challenging topic with Richard’s help. Highly recommend.

Evelyn, 16 lessons with Richard

Excellent tutor - just brilliant !

My daughter is studying at a top university and was having trouble grasping the math concepts. Richard not only learned the concepts but was able to break it down in a way my daughter could understand. Richard has a lot of patience and excellent teaching skills which helped my daughter rethink and try a different approach to tackle to concepts. Richard is just brilliant and skilled at tutoring like no one I’ve ever seen. Highly recommend !

Evelyn, 16 lessons with Richard

Excellent tutor - just brilliant !

My daughter is studying at a top university and was having trouble grasping the math concepts. Richard not only learned the concepts but was able to break it down in a way my daughter could understand. Richard has a lot of patience and excellent teaching skills which helped my daughter rethink and try a different approach to tackle to concepts. Richard is just brilliant and skilled at tutoring like no one I’ve ever seen. Highly recommend !

Evelyn, 16 lessons with Richard

Excellent communication

Richard has only been working with my son for a week and has already had an impact. My son's SAT confidence is up and he has already identified test taking strategies for my son unique to his needs. he also communicates regularly with me on their progress. We are off to an excellent start.

Evelyn, 16 lessons with Richard

excellent tutor

Richard is working with me on a large paper - He is knowledgeable, and is proving himself invaluable in the organization and execution of the paper. I think he is an excellent choice for smaller lessons or larger projects.

Josh , 9 lessons with Richard

Amazing Tutor

Excellent tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes his time to ensure everything is understood. He is worth every dollar! Highly recommend!

Laurie, 21 lessons with Richard

Incredible intellect, incredible teacher

Richard is one of those tutors you meet who immediately strikes you not only for his incredible intellect but for his outstanding teaching capabilities. I've run into my fair share of brainiacs who couldn't teach to save their lives. Richard is certainly not one of these. His polished style forced me to slow down, get to the root of the problems we discussed, and figure out the quickest and most effective way forward. He has an effective system which I can already tell is making my work on practice problems faster and more accurate. His in-depth focus on the GRE make him a perfect choice for anyone studying for this test in particular.

Thomas, 4 lessons with Richard

GRE tutor

I just had my first lesson today with Richard online and it went wonderfully! I have had many tutors in my lifetime and he is by far one of the best I have ever had. even though it was just our first lesson, I understood everything he was explaining to me because of how well he broke everything down. He put it all into terms that I could understand and it was not like learning a foreign language for once :)

Madeline, 9 lessons with Richard

THE BEST Wyzant teacher to date.

I needed help on my upcoming Philosophy exam, and Richard was so helpful and able to explain everything perfectly! I would highly recommend this tutor if you know whats best for you! Thank you Richard

Lucas, 267 lessons with Richard
Hourly Rate: $450
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