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Richard C.

Hull, MA

$60/hour

Retired teacher and published author who loves to tutor

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 72 ratings
Five stars do not suffice
— Alison, Cohasset, MA on 3/7/17

$60/Hour


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Tufts University, Medford, MA
Political science
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
MEd

Education

Tufts University, Medford, MA (Political science)

Northeastern University, Boston, MA (MEd)

About Richard

I am a retired teacher, principal and experienced tutor. Part of successful tutoring is establishing a personal connection, building a student's confidence and encouraging him or her to succeed. Tutoring allows learning to be tailored to the individual student. When tutoring, I learn about the student's interests and learning style. I use that knowledge to make connections between the subject and personal experience.

Successful tutoring overcomes learning obstacles that cannot be addressed in the classroom setting. Personal attention, and crafting the teaching approach to the individual, allows learning to move at a rapid pace. I get great satisfaction from watching the growth in a student's confidence, skills and learning achievements.

I have experience as an SAT Reading and Writing tutor. I believe that there are testing skills the can be taught and that practice taking tests helps with test experience and comfort. I am also the published author of two "Wellfleet Tales" books and magazine articles (Cape Cod LIFE magazine). I enjoy helping students master the craft of writing essays and research papers.

I taught 8th-grade American History and majored in Political Science. I am also an avid history "buff" and read extensively in American and World History. I took the SAT American History test and scored 800.

In addition to my love of teaching, I love the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. I coached soccer, baseball and basketball. I love to read, play a smidgen of acoustic guitar, and like golf and skiing.
I am a retired teacher, principal and experienced tutor. Part of successful tutoring is establishing a personal connection, building a student's confidence and encouraging him or her to succeed. Tutoring allows learning to be tailored to the individual student. When tutoring, I learn about the student's interests and learning style. I use that Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hull, MA 02045
Background Check: Passed

"Five stars do not suffice"

- Alison, Cohasset, MA on 3/7/17

"Helpful, Understanding, Patient and great Teacher"

- Sasha, Quincy, MA on 4/27/17

"Boy did we get lucky!"

- Kathleen, Abington, MA on 11/23/16

"Very Helpful"

- Kelly, Norwell, MA on 7/12/16

"Very keen and intuitive"

- Gay, Cohasset, MA on 5/21/16

"Very helpful"

- Edlira, Quincy, MA on 3/23/16

"Making Connections"

- Heather, Quincy, MA on 5/30/15
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
American History, Social Studies, Writing
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

SAT Writing

I am an experienced SAT writing tutor and was trained by a national company. To qualify I had to achieve a high SAT score (above 700). I am a writer of over thirty short stories that have been published online or in print publication and am currently completing a mystery novel.

My approach to tutoring is to make a connection with the student. We learn by connecting new knowledge with prior knowledge. If I can tap into the student's interests and background they will understand and remember what they are being taught.

Writing

I am a published writer of magazine articles and author of two books. I have worked with a number of students on essay writing both for their school assignments and the SAT.

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Political science
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
MEd

Education

Tufts University, Medford, MA (Political science)

Northeastern University, Boston, MA (MEd)

Five stars do not suffice

Rick is every superlative attribute a parent or student could want in a tutor. The enjoyment he derives from interacting with students is evident from the start, and my son responded incredibly well to Rick's easy going approach and thorough mastery of the subject matter. Rick was patient but persistant, and really helped my son think about essay writing in a way that finally made some sense. We l

— Alison, Cohasset, MA on 3/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Hull, MA 02045.