Math, physics, economics, business, test prep
Math, physics, economics, business, test prep
Sean, 37 lessons with Richard
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I like to help people learn. I focus on improving problem-solving strategies and understanding of fundamental concepts. I succeed in helping a wide range of because I am attentive to each student's learning styles. I am a class teacher and senior tutor at a premium educational services firm.
Mathematics and Physics:
I tutor many areas of math and physics at the high school, college, and graduate levels.
I earned a BS in math with minor in economics (MIT) and a PhD in mathematical physics (Berkeley; NSF Fellow). I have been an R&D scientist at General Electric, where I helped solve design and manufacturing problems. I built mathematical simulations in many areas of engineering physics: stress and thermal analysis (of metal-glass-ceramic systems), optics, acoustics, and plasma physics; also manufacturing cost analysis. I won a Technical Achievement Award, published over 2 dozen GE technical reports, and four papers in refereed journals.
I gave seminars on engineering and physics at GE R&D. Comment from a research scientist: "You obviously missed your calling (in teaching)."
I tutor, finance, economics, marketing, operations analysis, and strategy.
I earned an MBA in finance with minor in marketing at U Chicago. I have worked as a manager or consultant in eight businesses in the Fortune 100, including GE headquarters and two divisions, and as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., where the head of industrial consulting rated me "the best analyst in the Firm." I have served as general manager or president of three mathematical and business analysis software businesses.
I tutor the GMAT and other tests. I teach skills and knowledge tailored to each test area.
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Richard is a very patient and methodical tutor. He takes the time to assess strengths and weaknesses and puts a plan together to fix the root cause of weaknesses. He has shown my daughter that you need to understand why you do things a certain way as well as how to do it. My daughter now truly understands the "why" as well as the "how." He has given her the ability to think abstractly. She can now look at a problem and understand it at a high level as well as carry out the detailed computations required to solve it. This has helped her in more than just the AP Calculus class he is tutoring her in.Sean, 37 lessons with Richard
EXCELLENT tutor, highly recommend
My daughter (Junior in HS) switched to AP Physics 2 months into school year and had to catch up quickly. Richard was fantastic with subject matter and taking the time to make her comfortable. We would absolutely use Richard again if she needs help.Laurie , 1 lesson with Richard
Highly knowledgeable, experienced and kind
We highly recommend Richard and feel lucky to have found him. He is working with my daughter on SAT prep and though they have only met twice, I can see that he has a winning approach to teaching the material. He is clear in his explanations, has a very good understanding of the test mechanics and works closely with the student to make sure they are comfortable with the pace and the material. Richard is very generous with his knowledge (not everybody is), and I find this aspect of his tutoring style very appealing. He seems genuinely dedicated and invested in making my daughter succeed. I appreciate it very much.Emma, 10 lessons with Richard
Richard is a highly qualified and knowledgeable teacher!
Richard has a lot of experience in both: tutoring and business fields. He has an extensive knowledge about the top MBA programs and universities as well as about requirements for an application process. Richard has developed various strategies for approaching GMAT test and he is very methodological in tutoring. I'm looking forward to working with Richard to improve my GMAT score and prepare for an application process for MBA program.Anna, 3 lessons with Richard
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Richard did a great job in explaining linear algebra. He broke down difficult subject matter into small sub problems and explained things well. He also prepares notes and will help you with any problem. I was able to understand good amount of linear algebra from the session.Udit, 2 lessons with Richard
Experienced and knowledgeable tutor
I am a physics major and Richard helped me in the courses "Intro to Modern Physics" and "Classical Mechanics". Our sessions included homework help and exam prep, and Richard also helped me write a term paper. He is extremely experienced in the field and as a tutor, always punctual and organized. I've met with Richard about a dozen times, each session for about 90 minutes. Topics covered included Special Relativity, Lagrangian Mechanics, Newtonian Mechanics, Angular & Linear momentum, Energy and Work... All at an advanced mathematical level that incorporated calculus and differential equations. Richard helped me succeed in both of these courses and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future. I strongly suggest using Richard as a math or physics tutor at any level.Pere, 9 lessons with Richard
excellent physics and math tutor
Richard has helped my 10 yea-old daughter as well as son (14 years old). He prepared my daughter to get high score in Math in SSAT. He has taught my son high school math & physics and prep for AMC. My kids really got benefit from his tutoring. Richard is a very knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He can discuss and teach anything that my kids want to learn in math and physics field. Especially I want to thank him for connecting me to MIT where I was able to get a computer science tutor for my son. Thank you so much, Richard, and keep up the good work!Min, 11 lessons with Richard
I worked with Richard for 2 hours and he went above and beyond with assisting me. He was able to answer all my questions, provide amazing points for my economics debate, and help me craft it! He has such a passionate understanding of history, economics, and politics! It's truly a pleasure to work with someone who really enjoys what he does. If I could give Richard anything above a 5, I would!Farah, 1 lesson with Richard
Help For Linear Algebra
Richard was a great help to our college student daughter with understanding Linear Algebra after she missed a lot of class time due to illness.Donna, 1 lesson with Richard
very helpful tutor and wonderful person
Highly recommend. Intelligent, knowledgeable, patient, and considerate, Richard is one of the best math teachers I've ever met. With his help, I was able to tackle concepts that I found intimidatingly abstract. He also provided insights not only on the subject matter but also the field and methods of learning. I appreciate his help very much.Sophia, 1 lesson with RichardTutor responded:
This kind feedback is from a student studying math at MIT.
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