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Richard K.

Skokie, IL

$97/hour

Expert Math and Science (Physics and Chemistry) Tutor

300+ Hours
5.0 average from 123 ratings
Great tutor!
— Barrie, Northbrook, IL on 1/28/16

$97/Hour


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University of the Witwatersrand,South Africa
Physics, Chemistry
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Master's
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Master's

Education

University of the Witwatersrand,South Africa (Physics, Chemistry)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

About Richard

I can help you come to grips with challenges in physics, chemistry, math and related subjects (see list of subjects). I am available to tutor students at all levels, up to and including grad. school. I have experience tutoring elementary and high school, ACT, SAT, college, MCAT, and graduate school. Whether you are struggling with material, or if you are an advanced student looking for a complete understanding, I can help you. I am passionate about teaching these subjects, but I realize that they don't come easily to all students. When tutoring, I make every effort to relate to students at their level and present topics in an understandable and approachable way.

For students who are struggling with difficult classes, do not despair! A poor teacher or lecturer or difficult curriculum does not spell disaster, if you're able to get help. I have aided hundreds of students come to grips with difficult and challenging materials.

I have degrees in Physics and Chemical Physics. My graduate training was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a top-notch science and engineering school. I have many years teaching experience, in college, grad. school and high school. For the last four years, I taught at a private school in chicagoland, where I headed the science department, redesigned the science curriculum and designed a rebuild of the science labs. At the same time I taught college classes and tutored students individually.
I can help you come to grips with challenges in physics, chemistry, math and related subjects (see list of subjects). I am available to tutor students at all levels, up to and including grad. school. I have experience tutoring elementary and high school, ACT, SAT, college, MCAT, and graduate school. Whether you are struggling with material, or if Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

If a student cancels a lesson with less than two hour's notice, a fee of $40 will be assessed. Student no-show fee (without cancellation) is the same as regular lesson fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Skokie, IL 60076
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Barrie, Northbrook, IL on 1/28/16

"Help with algebra 2"

- Ally, Highland Park, IL on 8/30/17

"Went above and beyond to help my son"

- Lynn, Winnetka, IL on 5/31/17

"Richard is patient and he explains well"

- Rachel, Glenview, IL on 5/29/17

"Knowledgeable"

- Thao, Chicago, IL on 4/10/17

"Very knowledgable and helpful!"

- Susan, Chicago, IL on 3/6/17

"Excellent tutor who delivers impressive results!"

- Eileen, Glenview, IL on 6/15/16

"Extremely knowledgeable tutor!"

- Kay, Evanston, IL on 3/14/16

"ACT test review"

- Peter, Evanston, IL on 1/21/16

"Great and Excellent tutor"

- Bashaer, Chicago, IL on 11/20/15

"Knowledgeable and understanding"

- Veronica, Park Ridge, IL on 8/5/15

"Great knowledge"

- Greg, Chicago, IL on 6/26/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Elementary Math, Finite Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Science, Mechanical Engineering, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, PSAT
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, MCAT, PSAT, Regents, SAT Math, TEAS, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE

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.

Differential Equations

I studied this topic as part of my training in physics. Research work has given me real-world exposure to differential equations. I am able to break down the concept and techniques and explain things on the level of the student.

Linear Algebra

This is an important topic with many many applications, and I studied it as part of my training in physics. I have helped many students with advanced math classes such as this. My experience working in physics research provides me with knowledge of real world applications as well.

Organic Chemistry

I studied the topic as part of my training in advanced chemistry. I have also tutored organic chemistry students studying for premed. and other degrees. Orgo. requires a different approach to most areas of chemistry. Surprisingly, it's actually less about memorizing reactions and more about learning reaction mechanisms, i.e. how the electrons "move" during the reaction.

University of the Witwatersrand,South Africa
Physics, Chemistry
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Master's
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Master's

Education

University of the Witwatersrand,South Africa (Physics, Chemistry)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

Great tutor!

Richard K. was a fantastic tutor! My daughter was having trouble in Physics. Her grade had dropped and her final exam was in two days. After my daughter's regular tutor informed us two days before her Physics final that he was unable to help my daughter prepare for the exam, we were so lucky that Richard K. answered our frantic cry for help. He was kind, patient and devoted a great deal of tim

— Barrie, Northbrook, IL on 1/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $97.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

If a student cancels a lesson with less than two hour's notice, a fee of $40 will be assessed. Student no-show fee (without cancellation) is the same as regular lesson fee.

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 30 miles of Skokie, IL 60076.