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Richard N.

West Des Moines, IA

$49/hour

Math & statistics instructor at your service!

Background check passed as of 10/22/16
4.8 average from 143 ratings
Excellent Tutor!
— Stacie, West Des Moines, IA on 1/28/15

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Michigan Technological University
Mathematics
Michigan Technological University
Master's

Education

Michigan Technological University (Mathematics)

Michigan Technological University (Master's)

About Richard

I've taught a variety of math and statistics classes at Drake, DMACC and other colleges. There's no substitute for hard work, but sometimes additional instruction in a private setting can make all the difference!

I provide helpful math tutoring for West Des Moines and vicinity and prefer to meet at the WDM library, although other locations are possible. Topics I have tutored include:

High School A.P. Statistics or College Statistics (a.k.a. "Business Analytics" in MBA programs)
Algebra & Precalculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, or Calculus I

I have also had success tutoring on Wyzant's online platform. It has a virtual whiteboard with unlimited whiteboard tabs to choose from that will clearly get the point across. You can save picture files of the whiteboard afterwards.

I have a master's degree and work as a credentialed actuary (ACAS) at Chubb Insurance so I am am an expert with Excel spreadsheets as well. In my free time I like to play bridge competitively and go for leisurely walks around the neighborhood.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No charge for online cancellations; in person lessons must be cancelled before I leave my house for the lesson or incur a 30-minute charge.
I've taught a variety of math and statistics classes at Drake, DMACC and other colleges. There's no substitute for hard work, but sometimes additional instruction in a private setting can make all the difference!

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of West Des Moines, IA 50265
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Stacie, West Des Moines, IA on 1/28/15

"Creative & sharp"

- Jennifer, Redmond, WA on 11/22/16

"Very patient"

- Nicki, West Des Moines, IA on 9/15/16

"Richard knew his stuff PIVOT tables"

- Clayton, Des Moines, IA on 8/22/16

"Great stats tutor!"

- Trevor, Norwalk, IA on 3/23/16

"Great adaptability"

- Aaron, Urbandale, IA on 11/14/15

"Nice Guy, Great tutor"

- Pete, Clive, IA on 11/4/15

"Awesome Tutor"

- Tamara, Waukee, IA on 11/1/15

"A Clear, Cut, and Concise Mathematician!"

- Quint, West Des Moines, IA on 8/19/15

"Great Tutor"

- Rochelle, Des Moines, IA on 4/22/15

"Statistics Help for MBA Student"

- Shane, Urbandale, IA on 3/9/15
Math:
Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Computer:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, SQL
Business:
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Tax Preparation

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.

Actuarial Science

I am an ACAS (Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society) and have taught the first actuarial science course at Drake University in the past.

Finite Math

Regarding my qualifications to tutor in finite math, I have experience tutoring on functions, linear regression and applications.

I have also tutored systems of equations and linear programming successfully. I taught probability, random variables, and set theory at Drake University twice.

I have a sufficient understanding of linear algebra, having taken two courses in the subject in college, but it is a topic that doesn't come up every day.

With regards to finance, I got an A in an MBA finance course and also have passed actuarial exams relating to interest theory.

I will certainly be able to tutor the subject matter in finite math.

Probability

I have taught probability classes for actuarial science majors at Drake University in the past. Basic probability has also been a topic within introductory statistics classes I have taught.

Statistics

I have taught introductory statistics classes at Drake University and a local community college in the past. Topics covered calculation of important values, probability, central limit theorem, and hypothesis testing using Normal, T, F, and Chi-square distributions.

Michigan Technological University
Mathematics
Michigan Technological University
Master's

Education

Michigan Technological University (Mathematics)

Michigan Technological University (Master's)

Excellent Tutor! — We have been very pleased with Richard's tutoring! Our daughter is developing the skills she was lacking all due to the time he has spent with her. We are very happy with our choice! Update: In just a few weeks of tutoring our daughter's Algebra grade has already gone up!! Thanks Richard! ...

— Stacie, West Des Moines, IA on 1/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $49.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 5 miles of West Des Moines, IA 50265.