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St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, IN (Education)
Chicago State Univerisity (Master's)
University of Chicago (Other)
As a teacher with 20+ years of experience, I have planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed classroom instructional programs with effective measures and techniques which help improve student participation and learning. This has resulted in consistently significant improvement in national norms on standardized achievement tests at each school I've taught.
Classrooms I have taught have achieved rates of 97% at or above average on the ISAT in math, as well as 85% achievement at or above average in both reading and science. This was in class sizes of 34 or more students. Others students under my tutelage were chosen to represent the state of Illinois in the National History Day competitions held in Washington, D.C.
The product of my teaching skills has been consistently positive evaluations from parents and students throughout the years. As a teacher with 20+ years of experience, I have planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed classroom instructional programs with effective measures and techniques which help improve student participation and learning. This has resulted in consistently significant improvement in national norms on standardized achievement tests at each school
Prior to our first appointment Richard requested my daughter's books and current assignments to prepare for her session. He was prompt, well prepared, & patient, My daughter had a Social Studies presentation due the following day and thanks to Richard, she was very well prepared. He is great in various subjects and keeps me informed of her progress via email. He's consistent and easy to understand. Great tutor!
Our lessons with Richard continue to get better each time. My son is absorbing knowledge like a sponge and it's due directly to Richards ability to teach on his level and have a little fun while doing so. We have gone from a failing grade to getting low B's on quizes and tests. We are seeing our GPA increase every time Richard spends time with my son. Need I say any more? Thanks Richard.
Richard has been working with my son on his A.P. U.S. Government course. My son has been very happy working with Richard and is learning quite a bit. He finds Richard extremely knowledgeable.
The first day of tutoring, Richard was able to help my child. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and connected immediately. After the session, my child said that Richard was "a cool tutor." I would definitely recommend Richard to anyone seeking a highly qualified math tutor.
Richard W. was very responsive to our needs right off the bat. He contacted us promptly, asked for and reviewed the class and website material prior to the first tutoring session, confirmed the appointment and arrived on time the day after Thanksgiving! My daughter liked him instantly and felt he was easy to talk to. Further, she said she understood the material much better after just one session with Richard. My daughter and I are feeling much more comfortable about her success with Richard's help.
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I hold both elementary and middle school teacher certifications in the state of Illinois and have been teaching at the elementary level for last 20 plus years.
I hold a Type 09 State of Illinois Secondary Teaching Certification with a marketing endorsement (Cert # 1990292)
I have twenty years of experience teaching all subjects, and a proven record of student achievement in reading with students I've taught scoring high on Illinois Standards Achievement Tests throughout my career.
I hold a Type 09 State of Illinois Secondary Teaching Certification with multiple endorsements (Cert # 1990292)as well as a Type 03 (elementary)Certification (Cert #1990294). In 2009, my students scored 97% at or above average on the ISAT in math, and 87% at or above in both reading and science.