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Richard S.

Math, Science, Computer Tutor in Far North Suburbs

Math, Science, Computer Tutor in Far North Suburbs

$40/hour

  • 175 hours tutoring

About Richard


Bio

I have been tutoring independently since graduating high school. In high school, I was selected twice to teach the class when the teacher was unavailable. My best subject is Math. I was consistently at the top of my class in math in high school and college, achieving a 32 in math on my ACT and a composite score of 30.

In 2010 I completed the application and training course with Kaplan premier tutoring and have been working with them since. My first student raised her ACT score by 4...

I have been tutoring independently since graduating high school. In high school, I was selected twice to teach the class when the teacher was unavailable. My best subject is Math. I was consistently at the top of my class in math in high school and college, achieving a 32 in math on my ACT and a composite score of 30.

In 2010 I completed the application and training course with Kaplan premier tutoring and have been working with them since. My first student raised her ACT score by 4 points.

I am currently tutoring two students from my church in math.

My tutoring technique is to lead the students through a couple of problems explaining the methods needed and then let the student do the work. I will not give the answer, but lead the student down the path giving as much or little help as I feel they need.

I have been programming computers since I was 10 and have been doing various programming related jobs for the past 17 years.


Education

DeVry Institute of Technology
Computer Programming

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

COBOL,

COBOL

During my Associate's Degree and Bachelor's Degree we worked with COBOL and JCL. I also worked on a mainframe with my previous company for 3 years during our Y2K conversion. I was also part of the team that migrated our mainframe batch jobs to our new AS/400.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have an Associate's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming. I have programmed various computers and languages over the past 33 years since receiving my first computer. I have used those skills over the past 20 years in different business environments writing programs on the mainframe, designing Word/WordPerfect scripts to automate creating form letters, and exporting data from our donor system to Access to run custom reports and receipts.
CSS,

CSS

I have been in charge of designing our company's website since 2001. During that time, we have gone from hand-crafting the HTML to Dreamweaver and even a few template-based systems. The site has a mix of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP to serve up the pages and process user requests. Recently I started coding pages to pull information from, and post information to, our CRM via the supplied API. I have also used these skills to develop personal web pages and I am currently helping our church design a kiosk showcasing our sponsored missionaries. Based on my years of experience and breadth of tool use, I believe I would be a capable tutor for anyone looking to learn web design.
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

I have been designing various brochures and newsletters for my current company for the past 14 years. I have used Word, Publisher, Quark, Photoshop, and InDesign.
DOS,

DOS

I have been using DOS since the early days of DOS 3. I have written batch programs to automate tasks as needed. I still prefer to use the command line available even in today's modern Windows 8 systems when I need to get something done quickly and/or need more control than the GUI offers.
Dreamweaver,

Dreamweaver

I have been maintaining our current company website in Dreamweaver for the past 6 years. I have also used it in various personal and other projects. I know my way around the basic features of HTML and CSS and use Dreamweaver to help automate certain tasks and to quickly get a basic structure in place.
JavaScript,

JavaScript

I have been tutoring in computers for the past 20 years. During my college years I was one of the students that anyone who was having problems with their assignment would come to for assistance. I have been maintaining our current company website for the past 10 years. It is using PHP mixed with JavaScript. I also have an Associate's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming.
Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

I have been using Access for the past 18 years as part of my job. In order to better report on our customer data, I designed an export process from our CMS into Access. From there, I was able to write numerous reports that helped us to understand our data and send out various targeted mailings as well as generate customer receipts. In my previous job I was on a team that developed a part counting system that enabled us to avoid the yearly 2 week shutdown for inventory. That was written with a front-end in Visual Basic and back-end in Microsoft Access.
PHP,

PHP

I have been developing websites using PHP for the past 10 years. I currently maintain a non-profit website which uses the Wordpress PHP framework. I have also developed websites that required customizing every page in PHP. Before we upgraded to our new donor tracking system I had written a PHP module for our website for entering news items and another module for tracking event registrations.
Visual Basic,

Visual Basic

I have been programming in Basic since the early 1980s. My high school teacher was so impressed with my skills that I am the only person to have been allowed to take both semesters of programming in my freshman year. I have been using Visual Basic since version 4. I helped design a Visual Basic/Access inventory reporting system for my previous job to help them track warehouse parts counts without needing to shut down the factory for a full inventory. I have written numerous one-off programs in my current job to help with data extracts and imports.
Web Design,

Web Design

I have been in charge of designing our company's website since 2001. During that time, we have gone from hand-crafting the HTML to Dreamweaver and even a few template-based systems. The site has a mix of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP to serve up the pages and process user requests. Recently I started coding pages to pull information from, and post information to, our CRM via the supplied API. I have also used these skill to develop personal web pages and I am currently helping our church design a kiosk showcasing our sponsored missionaries. Based on my years of experience and breadth of tool use, I believe I would be a capable tutor for anyone looking to learn web design.
General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SQL

Corporate Training

Web Design,

Web Design

I have been in charge of designing our company's website since 2001. During that time, we have gone from hand-crafting the HTML to Dreamweaver and even a few template-based systems. The site has a mix of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP to serve up the pages and process user requests. Recently I started coding pages to pull information from, and post information to, our CRM via the supplied API. I have also used these skill to develop personal web pages and I am currently helping our church design a kiosk showcasing our sponsored missionaries. Based on my years of experience and breadth of tool use, I believe I would be a capable tutor for anyone looking to learn web design.
General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SQL

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have been tutoring ACT Math and Science for the past 4 years through Kaplan. I received a composite 30 score on my ACT scoring 32 in those areas. My first student raised her composite score by 4 points and other students have raised their score to equal to or better than their desired improvement. My general approach is to lead the student to the answer rather than giving them the answer. I will try multiple ways to get them on the right path. If there is a real struggle, I will work through the problem with them and other similar ones until they grasp the concepts needed.

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been tutoring ACT Math and Science for the past 4 years through Kaplan. I received a composite 30 score on my ACT scoring 32 in those areas. My first student raised her composite score by 4 points and other students have raised their score to equal to or better than their desired improvement. My general approach is to lead the student to the answer rather than giving them the answer. I will try multiple ways to get them on the right path. If there is a real struggle, I will work through the problem with them and other similar ones until they grasp the concepts needed.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Richard has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent Tutor

Richard has been a wonderful tutor. He’s extremely patient, knowledgeable and understanding of my challenges. He has really helped me improve my grade. I couldn’t have done this without his help!

Aleeza, 5 lessons with Richard

Excellent Tutor

Has an excellent understanding of PHP, and conveys his knowledge and experience thoroughly and clearly. Friendly, professional and keeps the lesson moving at the proper pace.

Donn, 2 lessons with Richard

Very helpful and super patient

Dove right in and helped get to the root of the issues . He was very patient and supportive. Would work with again!

Julius, 1 lesson with Richard

Knowledgable and patient tutor

He was knowledgable and patient. He walked me through creating the my blog Confessions of a Wellness Freak. He took me through the menus to delete the sections and added sections to my blog.

Kimley, 1 lesson with Richard

Very patient

My goal was to write a COBOL program from almost scratch, Compile it and create a JCL job that would run it. My expectations were pretty high and we completed a COBOL program and figured out how to compile it using Vista's ISPF.

Scott, 1 lesson with Richard

Great tutor! Taught me VB and helped me finish my Senior Project

Richard taught me Visual Basic and Microsoft Access. How to use these two powerful programs to the fullest and how to create an application that interacts with a database.

Tee, 4 lessons with Richard

Patient and Extemely helpful

I have no background in HTML/CSS and Richard stepped me through my assignment and helped me grasp the items that I was having problems with. Would recommend his assistance to anyone.

Gary , 3 lessons with Richard

Very knowledgeable and patient

Richard and I went over some high level concepts for php, Wordpress and joomla in the interest of a kook last to Wordpress migration.

Andrew, 1 lesson with Richard

Great SQL tutor

He was very nice and understood a lot of the material, so it was easy to explain and knowledgeable. I appreciate his time and effort, would use his skill set in the future if necessary.

Jon, 1 lesson with Richard

Great Help

I had a good time working with Richard. At first it was a review for him but he was able to grasp the concept and help me out very well. He also help me explain into depth some of the problems I did wrong and walk the steps through so they make sense.

Adam, 1 lesson with Richard
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$40/hour

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Response time: 2 hours