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Richard D.

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

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

$180/hour

  • 455 hours tutoring

  • Buckhead Atlanta, GA 30326

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: $180
  • 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 earned perfect on GRE, all three sections on the first attempt. I have experience tutoring the GRE both in-person and through Wyzant's online platform with 40+ hours tutoring the GRE specifically.

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

Scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations.
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, 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

Scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations.
Logic,

Logic

I am currently a fourth-year graduate student in good standing in the department of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. I have taken both an undergraduate level logic course from Mercer University as well as a graduate level logic course from UT Austin. I received an A in both courses, as well as good feedback from my professors. I work with logic on a regular basis in my research as a professional philosopher.
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

Scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations.
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, 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, Physical Science

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

Scored high A's in Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations.
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, 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 earned perfect on GRE, all three sections on the first attempt. I have experience tutoring the GRE both in-person and through Wyzant's online platform with 40+ hours tutoring the GRE specifically.
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


Helping daughter with ACT prep

Richard is a very effective tutor. He is patient, very knowledge about test strategies, etc. and very flexible to work with. I never thought remote tutoring could work but it does. My daughter very much enjoys working with him!

Laurie, 10 lessons with Richard

Best tutor on the market

One of a few people I find to be legit smart...seriously the guy went to college when he was 14. Now, per tutoring, he has that capability to break down things to smaller bites. So any hard concepts become easy. I personally believe this is his signature to everything. I took GRE with him. I first explained to him what was my situation and my goal. I was absolutely crammed with at least 60 hours of work per week, so I didn't have much time for GRE preparation. He has the apply-for-all mad formulas that I wouldn't think of to basically semi-cheat the system. What more could you ask for?

Tanawat, 18 lessons with Richard

Thorough and makes sure you understand

How to break down a question into manageable steps and eliminate incorrect answers with a variety of useful techniques. Additionally I learned how to apply these techniques to the different types of questions. This strategy is going to help me be more decisive in selecting my answer instead of getting tripped up.

Stacey, 2 lessons with Richard

Fantastic Session!

I was having trouble with the philosophy of science. To help me, he took a great amount of time in advance to best prepare for the meeting and figure out the plan so that we did not waste any time. He also makes concepts super clear with specific examples that are easy to understand. I highly recommend Mr. Davis if you are having trouble with any topic that he teaches. :)

Lauren, 4 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and kind

Richard is a tremendous teacher. He has helped me to avoid grammar and punctuation mistakes. He has also taught me the value of writing a fluid paper. He is patient and kind. He is worth every penny!

Jackie, 16 lessons with Richard

Amazing tutor

I reached out to Richard for help on my first philosophy paper. He was very helpful with helping me create a more clear and concise essay. He is very good at explaining philosophy. I gained a lot of tools from this session that I can apply when I write more philosophy papers in the future!!!

Janae, 36 lessons with Richard

Great

Richard is punctual and professional. He is very patient when teaching and he also explains well. Great teacher ! I recommend him without reservations

Yuli, 2 lessons with Richard

Extremely knowledgeable and patient

Richard tutored my 9th grade daughter in Geometry. My daughter's confidence level has increased dramatically after just two sessions. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Malissa, 2 lessons with Richard

Richard is an outstanding tutor

I highly recommend Richard as a tutor. He is extremely smart and competent, pleasant to work with, and responsible with your time. You'll be hard pressed to find a better tutor.

Ron, 9 lessons with Richard
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$180/hour

Richard D.

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