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Richard S.

Experienced Math and Logic Tutor

Experienced Math and Logic Tutor

$30/hour

About Richard


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I have been tutoring both high school and college students for 30 years. As a graduate student at the University of Georgia, I taught symbolic logic four times. Between 2009-2017 I tutored student athletes at UGA and upper and middle school students at Athens Academy. While at Athens Academy, I taught four SAT math preparation classes. While a graduate student in the mathematics department of Appalachian State University, I taught, three times, the business math with calculus course and, one...

I have been tutoring both high school and college students for 30 years. As a graduate student at the University of Georgia, I taught symbolic logic four times. Between 2009-2017 I tutored student athletes at UGA and upper and middle school students at Athens Academy. While at Athens Academy, I taught four SAT math preparation classes. While a graduate student in the mathematics department of Appalachian State University, I taught, three times, the business math with calculus course and, one time, the college algebra course. After graduating from ASU, I was hired there as an adjunct lecturer where last fall I taught two sections of college algebra and one section of precalculus. This semester I am teaching one section of precalculus. I am also a math tutor at Wilkes Community College.

I approach mathematics more as an art than a science. Math as an art means that it is a skill perfected by practice--an "activity"--not a spectator sport. An analogy may help clarify this point: Learning mathematics is more like learning how to play tennis than it is like learning the facts of U.S. history. This approach affects my tutoring in that I try to find ways to improve the student's skills in solving problems both correctly and as efficiently as possible.

For math students: My special areas of teaching expertise include effective algebra habits, traditional algebra word problems (e.g., motion, mixture, coins, work), SAT math (including the subject tests), ACT math, logarithms, trigonometry, trigonometric limits, related-rates, optimization, l'Hopital's Rule, Riemann sums, u-substitution, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, sequences, series convergence tests, mathematical induction, proof-discovery strategies, and formal proof writing.

For logic students: My special areas of expertise include effective truth-table construction, truth trees, "Fitch" style proof systems (intelim rules with scope lines) , techniques for constructing proofs, translating English into symbolic code, basic set theory, and categorical syllogisms.

When I am not tutoring, I am often writing books to help math and logic students. I have several books that are available on Amazon.

I have a BA in Mathematics (SNHU), an AB in Economics and Philosophy (UGA) PBK, a MA in Philosophy (UGA) and a MA in Mathematics (ASU).


Education

Southern New Hampshire University
Mathematics
University of Georgia
Masters
Appalachian State University
Masters

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus

Math

Logic,

Logic

I taught approximately twelve classes in symbolic logic and critical thinking while a graduate student at the University of Georgia, and symbolic logic was my special area of study while a philosophy major. The topic of my Master's thesis concerned C.S. Peirce's Existential Graphs (a graphical logic system that looks something like Venn diagrams). I have tutored symbolic logic since 1986.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (168 ratings)
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Reviews


Incredible Tutor

I was completely overwhelmed with an online Math class. After reading his profile I reached out to him and thank goodness I did. There is not one thing he did not know. Online classes without a teacher was a bad decision, but thanks to Richard I am able to learn and understand the problems. I will continue to use him throughout my class. There is nothing else i can say except he is everything!

Lisa, 5 lessons with Richard

Super kind and knowledgeable

Richard helped me immensely with truth tables and proofs. I look forward to meeting with Richard again if need be. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to help me!

Sanam, 1 lesson with Richard

So Patient and Helpful!

He's awesome at college level logic and is able to explain it in such a clear way! Was on track to fail before now I'm on my way to an A+! Would recommend 10/10 times

Esteban, 11 lessons with Richard

Excellent tutor

Mr. Richard S. is an excellent mathematician and a good teacher. He gave me a very rich, prepared, clear explanation class. He also gives me good advises on choosing textbooks. I like his class. I expect to see him again.

Mavis, 1 lesson with Richard

Great help

Richard has helped me with truth tables. He was a great help. Very knowledgeable. I definately recommend Richard to others.!!

Jacquelyne, 7 lessons with Richard

Patient and friendly

Does a great job of simplifying the calculus for non math people. Knows his stuff. Nearly all of the problems i have given him he has seen already and knows what to do.

Rafael, 18 lessons with Richard

Very knowledgeable with an instruction style that is comfortable

As an online student, I found my session with Richard to be exactly what I needed. Math is not my strongest subject and I found myself stuck on a couple of the principles of calculus. He covered some of the formulas as well as the algebra.

Jeremy, 10 lessons with Richard

Great Personality and Very Informative

We went over mainly calculus, but he took the time to explain simple algebra which could be overlooked during a class lesson or by reviewing an example that you're comparing to your homework. The session was helpful to get me on track, I look forward to using Richard for future exams and lessons.

Joseph, 1 lesson with Richard

First Online Tutor Experience

Richard tutored my son in Calculus 1 and he had a positive experience and plans to utilize his online tutoring again. It was his first experience with online tutoring and enjoyed the ease of being able to be home while being tutored.

Mitzi, 7 lessons with Richard
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Richard S.

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