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Richard S.

Harrington Park, NJ

$80/hour

Math Tutor - Ph.D. - all areas.

Background check passed as of 9/12/14
4.9 average from 52 ratings
Knowledgeable and flexible scheduling.
— Theresa, Ridgewood, NJ on 11/3/15

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Fairleigh Dickinson University
physics
SUNY at Buffalo
Master's
City University Graduate Center
PhD

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University (physics)

SUNY at Buffalo (Master's)

City University Graduate Center (PhD)

About Richard

I have taught all levels of math from precalculus to graduate level. I have extensive experience with algebra I and II, calculus, AP calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, trigonometry, and I have tutored AP statistics.
In my previous career before setting out in business I was a Ph.D. mathematician teaching in universities. I have taught math at Fairleigh Dickinson, SUNY Buffalo, City University, and the University of Toronto. Over the past three years I have tutored over 100 students with success. I am good at making the sessions interesting and fun, and I regard this to be an important part of the learning experience.
I have taught all levels of math from precalculus to graduate level. I have extensive experience with algebra I and II, Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Harrington Park, NJ 07640
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"Knowledgeable and flexible scheduling."

- Theresa, Ridgewood, NJ on 11/3/15

"The Best Tutor Ever"

- Danny, Wyckoff, NJ on 8/20/14
English:
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading

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Algebra 1

I have taught math at the high school and university levels. Subjects I taught include algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and other subjects. Algebra at the high school level usually includes topics from quadratic equations, factoring, properties of numbers, graphing functions, complex numbers, and trigonometry.

Algebra 2

I have a doctorate in math and have worked with students for years in all levels of high school and college math, including algebra and precalculus. It is important to review basics to see where a student's weakness (if any) arises, then to explain and drill on exercises to remove that weakness. A planned out tutoring program will remove weaknesses and add clarity to current topics so the student can gain confidence and move to the next level of study.

Calculus

I have taught calculus at SUNY at Buffalo, Fairleigh Dickinson and the University of Toronto.
I am currently tutoring two other students in calculus, one in AP calculus, the other in university calculus.

Differential Equations

Differential equations at the undergraduate level first starts out by solving certain classes of equations such as linear homogeneous with constant coefficients, linear non-homogeneous with constant or non-constant coefficients and special cases of nonlinear equations. The one semester course usually ends with Laplace Transform techniques and systems of differential equations. The geometric approach and dynamical systems can be included as well. I have taught the course at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Elementary Math

I have been involved with math in some way since 1970. I have a PhD in the subject. I have taught math at the university level. I have tutored at all levels including elementary math, high school, university and graduate levels. I also tutor in test prep (SAT, ACT, and GRE). I work with students to design a tutoring program that will eliminate weaknesses and reinforce current course material. Please contact me for a meeting.

Geometry

I have a doctorate in math. Such a degree requires much facility in geometry. Euclidean geometry is ultimately a system of axioms and a body of facts, or theorems, derived from those axioms. Due to the nature of the language used in the axioms, there is an apparent correlation between the axioms, the theorems, and our perception of geometry in our immediate surrounding environment. However, Euclidean geometry is only a rough approximation to the geometry of physical space. This profound observation was developed by Riemann, Einstein, and other innovative scientists. The geometry currently taught in US high schools is comprised mostly of aspects of the ancient Euclidean geometry utilizing a local, restricted, set of coordinates. Such a study is good for getting a grasp of basic facts about two-dimensional figures such as polygons, circles, and triangles, and, to some extent, three dimensional figures.

Linear Algebra

I am qualified to tutor linear algebra. I hold a PhD in math which requires good knowledge of linear algebra: matrices, determinants, symmetric matrices, orthogonal bases, vector spaces, eigenvalues, etc. I taught the subject at Fairleigh Dickinson at Teaneck, some time ago. I look forward to tutoring students in this important and interesting subject.

Logic

As an undergraduate physics and math major I took a course in Symbolic Logic which is the course most undergraduate students will take. This course includes constructing logical statements using "or", "and" "implies" and negatives of these. The course also constructs truth tables. As a graduate math student I took a one year course in mathematical logic. This course included predicate calculus, recursive functions and Godel's Incompleteness theorem.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra usually consists of elements of arithmetic such as adding fractions, definitions of numbers such as integers, fractions, and laws of arithmetic (distributive, associative and commutativity). This subject is the necessary basis for all math courses proceeding beyond prealgebra. Such courses are algebra I, II, trigonometry, geometry and calculus. Hence, a firm grounding in prealgebra is prerequisite to a successful high school career. Tutoring programs should uncover weaknesses, drill on them to eliminate them, and test the student's ability to keep up with current material.

Precalculus

I have an advanced degree in mathematics and I have tutored over 100 students successfully.

SAT Math

I have tutored hundreds of students in SAT and ACT for the past five years. This experience includes working for one of the main test prep companies. My approach is geared towards the test, both the mechanics and the psychology, with the intent of getting a student into his or her score range consistent with chosen school applications.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry at the elementary level is the study of the properties of ratios of side lengths of a right triangle. Some of these properties carry over into general triangles, such as the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. The usual trig course covers definitions of sine, cosine, tangent and the basic identities and addition formulas. Function graphs are plotted and studied. Inverse trig functions are defined and studied. A proper tutoring program will uncover weaknesses, drill on them, and then make sure the student is keeping up with current lessons. Trigonometry is important in itself, but is also used in upper level math such as calculus; hence it is important to learn it the first time around.

Fairleigh Dickinson University
physics
SUNY at Buffalo
Master's
City University Graduate Center
PhD

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University (physics)

SUNY at Buffalo (Master's)

City University Graduate Center (PhD)

Knowledgeable and flexible scheduling. — Richard helped with derivatives and limits. Richard goes out of his way to meet with students as needed. Richard is reliable and eager to share his knowledge with others. ...

— Theresa, Ridgewood, NJ on 11/3/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Harrington Park, NJ 07640.