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Richard A.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Richard - Making Learning Fun

Background check passed as of 1/29/12
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Very calm
— Rico, Lincolnwood, IL on 5/15/12

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Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Education

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

About Richard

I have been teaching and tutoring for over six years. My goal as a tutor is not only to be informative, but to make the process of learning for the student an enjoyable experience. My teaching methods include techniques used to relax the student, increase their concentration, and most importantly give them the confidence so they know that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. All students learn at various rates (i.e. some are slow learners, some quick studies).

I possess the patience and dedication to my students, assuring that they not only feel good about themselves, but are more motivated to learn the subject material. As I often say to my students: "I'll show you the door, but you need to walk through it." As their tutor, they will not only learn the subject matter, but they will learn about themselves as well.

Three of the subjects that I have taught over the years include Math, History and English. With respect to math, I am proficient in basic math, pre-algebra, Algebra, English and Public Speaking. I have tested well in math and scored very high on the math portion of the SAT. I am a history buff, specifically American History, with a passion for reading historical fiction and non-fiction work. English may be my strongest subject as I am a stickler for proper grammar and spelling. I have an extensive vocabulary and enjoy all sorts of word games including crossword puzzles, Scrabble and Boggle. I have exceptional written and oral skills and currently work as a part-time content writer for a website. I am also employed as a tutor with The Academic Advantage Company in Chicago where I currently tutor 7 students ranging from 3rd to 9th grade in both math and English.

I have a good sense of humor, an easy going personality and an ability to connect with people regardless of their age.
I have been teaching and tutoring for over six years. My goal as a tutor is not only to be informative, but to make the process of learning for the student an enjoyable experience. My teaching methods include techniques used to relax the student, increase their concentration, and most importantly give them the confidence so they know that they can Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60618
Background Check: Passed

"Very calm"

- Rico, Lincolnwood, IL on 5/15/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Art:
Theatre
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, GRE
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Golf

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.

ESL/ESOL

For the past five years, I have worked with many foreign born students, assisting them with their English, specifically their grammar and their accents. I am easygoing, friendly and thoroughly enjoy the teaching process.

Golf

I have been golfing for over 20 years. I am a proficient golfer with a single digit handicap. I am an avid student of the game and have given lessons on an informal basis to friends and acquaintances.

Public Speaking

I have been teaching public speaking for nearly six years. I have been an actor for over thirty years and am also an acting coach. I currently teach a beginning acting class at the Chicago Actors Studio. I have many students who come to my class, not to become an actor, but to improve their public speaking skills either for their job or in the classroom. Overcoming nervousness for both actors and non-actors is possible for everyone. I also assist my students with any other speaking challenges including accent reduction, diction, vocal quality, and proper breathing techniques. I am passionate about this subject and absolutely love the teaching process.

Theatre

I have been a professional actor for over thirty years. I have acted on stage and in various independent films and numerous commercials. I had my own studio in Tucson, Arizona where I taught acting for the camera.

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Education

Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Very calm — A great tutor. He is always on time. You can get a hold of him when you need him. He knows his subject very well. ...

— Rico, Lincolnwood, IL on 5/15/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.