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Richard V.

Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business & STEM

Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business & STEM

$55/hour

  • 808 hours tutoring

  • Vincentown, NJ 08088

About Richard


Bio

Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Business and Engineering, the STEM disciplines, can be difficult subjects even for advanced high school and university students alike. Why not get top-tier tutoring in your subject area as well as those you may be taking concurrently, and greatly augment your chances for educational and career success?

Your tutor is a retired college educator possessing university training in each of the disciplines of Physics (BS), Engineering (BS/MS), Mathematics (MS) and...

Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Business and Engineering, the STEM disciplines, can be difficult subjects even for advanced high school and university students alike. Why not get top-tier tutoring in your subject area as well as those you may be taking concurrently, and greatly augment your chances for educational and career success?

Your tutor is a retired college educator possessing university training in each of the disciplines of Physics (BS), Engineering (BS/MS), Mathematics (MS) and Business (MBA and Doctoral-O.R.). I am sufficiently trained to help you up through the 2nd year of graduate study in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Business, and Operations Research.

In 1987, I was invited to the James J. Forrestal Lab (PPPL) of Princeton University to present a short talk on how to contain high energy fusion plasmas in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. As serendipity would have it, my solution turned out to be correct, and the approach was implemented both there and in the M.I.T. Versator.

I especially enjoy working with graduate and doctoral students. If you are studying at the advanced level, and need help beyond your graduate colleagues and teaching assistants, then email me. This is serious, in-depth tutoring, for the serious student.

As an adjunct to my usual instruction, I am available for tutoring in courses that may benefit the engineering student: Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Fluid Mechanics, and Basic Control Theory (Laplace transforms). Also, if you are studying at the doctoral level in the field of Psychometrics, then I can be invaluable in helping you to understand and apply Matrix Theory in Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Email me if you're having difficulty in any of these educational pursuits.

My further tutoring skills include the design and analysis of algorithms in Computer Science as well as working with topics in Symbolic Logic. I've recently added a skill to help the Computer Science student with Formal Language Theory, the aspects of grammar generation, and the nuances of Context-Free Languages (CFL) and Grammars (CFG). This subject area is most demanding, so if you're stuck email me.

I am not the least expensive professional here. That's so we don't waste each others time. Choosing the path of knowledge is far better than choosing the path of non-knowledge. Or in paraphrasing the remarks of a Harvard president, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."


Education

John Carroll University
Physics
University of Akron
MBA
Cleveland State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: My one-hour rate applies should you miss a scheduled lesson or are more than 30 minutes late for a session. So, please be on time. In either case, you agree that such a deduction is fair.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Vincentown, NJ 08088
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/4/2014

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Subjects

Business

Business

Business

I have an MBA from the University of Akron, which is rated in the top 5% of Business Schools that are also AACSB accredited. Additionally I have completed doctoral coursework in Business at Kent State University (also AACSB). My MS in Mathematics is both pure and applied with a sub-minor in Operations Research. I am on the adjunct faculty of Ohio University for teaching Operations Management courses.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have an MBA from the University of Akron, which is rated in the top 5% of Business Schools that are also AACSB accredited. Additionally I have completed doctoral coursework in Business at Kent State University (also AACSB). My MS in Mathematics is both pure and applied with a sub-minor in Operations Research. I am on the adjunct faculty of Ohio University for teaching Operations Management courses.
Statistics

Statistics

My minor in graduate school and later doctoral work was in Statistics and Applied Probability Processes. I have a heavily quantitative MBA; my doctoral work was in Operations Research including Applied Regression Analysis. I tutor the advanced undergraduate and graduate student in Probability and Statistics. I also tutor the AP Statistics student. I've taught undergraduate Operations Management at OU, and Statistics at both CSCC and BCC (RCBC in NJ). I also taught this course at the Graduate level (KGSM). The benefit I provide the student, is the application of Probability and Statistics across a very wide range of disciplines, and I leave them with a deep appreciation of the subject matter.

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

Philosophy covers a range of topics. I work closely with students who struggle in the LOGIC portion of this discipline, to discover the truth table functionals of an argument and to provide the reasoning behind the valid conclusions of a categorical syllogism. In the more "reading-based" courses of Western Philosophy, such as Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel, Hume (my favorite), Russell (another favorite), and the ancient ones: Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, we delve into their formulations and discover their main theses and range of applications. Most importantly we attempt to understand whether they answer ANY existential question at all, and that is Science.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught the Calculus sequence at CSCC when I was an adjunct professor. I've also taught the Business Calculus course having had a similar course in my Graduate Business School program. My preparation in undergraduate work has included several courses: Calc I, II, & III, and both Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (in my Physics classes). In graduate school, I completed courses in PDEs, and Advanced Calculus, Mathematical Analysis, Real Analysis, and Functional Analysis, with an intro to Measure Theory. My peer-level work has included solving the PDEs of Mathematical Physics. There's something more that I add to the student's Calculus experience, well-beyond differentiation and integration. I add the symbolic logic approach to that of the specific application which then underscores the fundamentals of the Calculus.
Physics,

Physics

I've taught both the Algebra- and Engineering-based Physics for the NON-science major who needs to satisfy a science requirement. As far as more advanced Physics, I've taught the calculus-based sequences: Mechanics, Atomic/Modern Physics and E&M at Columbus State whenever the Physics faculty could not find an adjunct, the Math department loaned me over. If you are at the jr./sr. level in college or university in these courses, or a 1st or 2nd year Graduate Student, then I can help you. I have several books on this subject matter, including the Feynman Lectures.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am an expert in the content of this subject matter, as an adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Physics at my local college. I have a complete set of notes for the entire Precalculus course having taught it a number of times at the college level. These notes include the type and number of solutions to polynomial equations, the quadratic formula, complex numbers, the rational functions and their asymptotes to name a few topics. We also cover trigonometric functions and waves. I have a set of notes to share with the student to further his/her understanding including related materials such as sample tests.
Statistics

Statistics

My minor in graduate school and later doctoral work was in Statistics and Applied Probability Processes. I have a heavily quantitative MBA; my doctoral work was in Operations Research including Applied Regression Analysis. I tutor the advanced undergraduate and graduate student in Probability and Statistics. I also tutor the AP Statistics student. I've taught undergraduate Operations Management at OU, and Statistics at both CSCC and BCC (RCBC in NJ). I also taught this course at the Graduate level (KGSM). The benefit I provide the student, is the application of Probability and Statistics across a very wide range of disciplines, and I leave them with a deep appreciation of the subject matter.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught the Calculus sequence at CSCC when I was an adjunct professor. I've also taught the Business Calculus course having had a similar course in my Graduate Business School program. My preparation in undergraduate work has included several courses: Calc I, II, & III, and both Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (in my Physics classes). In graduate school, I completed courses in PDEs, and Advanced Calculus, Mathematical Analysis, Real Analysis, and Functional Analysis, with an intro to Measure Theory. My peer-level work has included solving the PDEs of Mathematical Physics. There's something more that I add to the student's Calculus experience, well-beyond differentiation and integration. I add the symbolic logic approach to that of the specific application which then underscores the fundamentals of the Calculus.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

My Pure Math courses at the University of Akron, included one graduate course (500-level) involving combinatorial graph theory, and I earned the grade of A. In my Applied Mathematics course at Cleveland State I had three courses (600-level) involving Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Markov Chains, receiving the grades of A, A and B respectively. At Kent State in my doctoral Operations Research sequence I had one (700-level) course in Finite State Markov Chains, receiving the grade of A. While at Akron, I also developed a discrete search algorithm to solve small-scale, optimization problems. I have an ongoing interest in Number Theory, Goldbach's Conjecture, and Turing Machine applications.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

Finite Math is a potpourri that involves a range of topics separate from the Calculus and its homologues such as Continuous Mathematics and Differential Equations. It covers topics which I have both taught and studied in depth, such as Matrices, Logic, Set Theory, Probability and Statistics and specializations such as Linear Programming and finite State Markov chains. I also have completed work in Graph Theory and Combinatorics, excelling in one or more courses in each of these topics. More recently, Financial Mathematics has entered this genre and the student of Business is served well by studying the time value of money and its impact on cost and investment decisions.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have a degrees in both Physics and in Engineering as well as an MS in Pure and Applied Mathematics from Cleveland State. I have taken several courses in Linear Algebra, and three more in related Mathematical Physics courses, which content includes this particular subject. My doctoral work at Kent State in Operations Research course involved Probability and Markov Chain Analysis, and the Matrix formulations of Statistical Regression Analysis: Y = xB+e.
Logic,

Logic

The symbolic logic basis to the Physical Sciences is rooted in Modus Ponens. Consider P /\ (P=>Q) =>Q. An hypothesis 'P' with the implication that 'Q' follows from 'P' then states that if 'P' has existence, and that existence implies a 'Q', then 'Q' necessarily follows. "it is raining outside" and if "It is raining outside" then "the sidewalks are wet". Reality: "It is raining outside, therefore "wet sidewalks" follows. As a degreed Master of Science student in both Pure and Applied Mathematics, my course work included proving theorems using the machinery of Symbolic Logic. This involved stating theorems with the use of Universal and Existential quantifiers, and proving or presenting them similarly. I also have completed a course in the Transition to Advanced Mathematics, from which I developed Truth Tables to determine the validity or invalidity of arguments. I completed an undergraduate course in the subject of Logic under the rubric of a Philosophy course, and am a well-read follower of S.C. Kleene, A. Church, E. Post and K. Goedel.
Physics,

Physics

I've taught both the Algebra- and Engineering-based Physics for the NON-science major who needs to satisfy a science requirement. As far as more advanced Physics, I've taught the calculus-based sequences: Mechanics, Atomic/Modern Physics and E&M at Columbus State whenever the Physics faculty could not find an adjunct, the Math department loaned me over. If you are at the jr./sr. level in college or university in these courses, or a 1st or 2nd year Graduate Student, then I can help you. I have several books on this subject matter, including the Feynman Lectures.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am an expert in the content of this subject matter, as an adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Physics at my local college. I have a complete set of notes for the entire Precalculus course having taught it a number of times at the college level. These notes include the type and number of solutions to polynomial equations, the quadratic formula, complex numbers, the rational functions and their asymptotes to name a few topics. We also cover trigonometric functions and waves. I have a set of notes to share with the student to further his/her understanding including related materials such as sample tests.
Probability,

Probability

Much of my undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral work was in the areas of Probability and Statistics. I have strong background in Statistics as well as Applied Probability Models, the latter being more of the stochastic modeling method (Conditional and Discrete Space Probability) I have a complete set of notes for undergraduate and graduate Statistics; since I've taught both. If you need foundational skill in Statistics or Probability email me. I love the subject matter.
Statistics,

Statistics

My minor in graduate school and later doctoral work was in Statistics and Applied Probability Processes. I have a heavily quantitative MBA; my doctoral work was in Operations Research including Applied Regression Analysis. I tutor the advanced undergraduate and graduate student in Probability and Statistics. I also tutor the AP Statistics student. I've taught undergraduate Operations Management at OU, and Statistics at both CSCC and BCC (RCBC in NJ). I also taught this course at the Graduate level (KGSM). The benefit I provide the student, is the application of Probability and Statistics across a very wide range of disciplines, and I leave them with a deep appreciation of the subject matter.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I am an expert in this subject matter, having taught it in a range of subjects from Precalculus to the Calculus as well as in Physics classes (Resolution of vectors via trigonometric identities). The fundamental identity in this genre is [sin(x)] ^2 + [cos(x)]^2 = 1. Several others are derivable from it. For Sums and Products of Trig functions I often taught the use of the Euler Identity e^(i*theta) = cos(theta) + i*sin(theta), and match real and imaginary components in the expansion. One thing that serves the student well is that the 'y' component is related to the sine of the angle and the cosine component to the 'x' value. It's often helpful to draw the trigonometric figure if static angles are involved, especially to find the inverse Trig functions.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught the Calculus sequence at CSCC when I was an adjunct professor. I've also taught the Business Calculus course having had a similar course in my Graduate Business School program. My preparation in undergraduate work has included several courses: Calc I, II, & III, and both Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (in my Physics classes). In graduate school, I completed courses in PDEs, and Advanced Calculus, Mathematical Analysis, Real Analysis, and Functional Analysis, with an intro to Measure Theory. My peer-level work has included solving the PDEs of Mathematical Physics. There's something more that I add to the student's Calculus experience, well-beyond differentiation and integration. I add the symbolic logic approach to that of the specific application which then underscores the fundamentals of the Calculus.
Physics,

Physics

I've taught both the Algebra- and Engineering-based Physics for the NON-science major who needs to satisfy a science requirement. As far as more advanced Physics, I've taught the calculus-based sequences: Mechanics, Atomic/Modern Physics and E&M at Columbus State whenever the Physics faculty could not find an adjunct, the Math department loaned me over. If you are at the jr./sr. level in college or university in these courses, or a 1st or 2nd year Graduate Student, then I can help you. I have several books on this subject matter, including the Feynman Lectures.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am an expert in the content of this subject matter, as an adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Physics at my local college. I have a complete set of notes for the entire Precalculus course having taught it a number of times at the college level. These notes include the type and number of solutions to polynomial equations, the quadratic formula, complex numbers, the rational functions and their asymptotes to name a few topics. We also cover trigonometric functions and waves. I have a set of notes to share with the student to further his/her understanding including related materials such as sample tests.
Statistics

Statistics

My minor in graduate school and later doctoral work was in Statistics and Applied Probability Processes. I have a heavily quantitative MBA; my doctoral work was in Operations Research including Applied Regression Analysis. I tutor the advanced undergraduate and graduate student in Probability and Statistics. I also tutor the AP Statistics student. I've taught undergraduate Operations Management at OU, and Statistics at both CSCC and BCC (RCBC in NJ). I also taught this course at the Graduate level (KGSM). The benefit I provide the student, is the application of Probability and Statistics across a very wide range of disciplines, and I leave them with a deep appreciation of the subject matter.

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

Philosophy covers a range of topics. I work closely with students who struggle in the LOGIC portion of this discipline, to discover the truth table functionals of an argument and to provide the reasoning behind the valid conclusions of a categorical syllogism. In the more "reading-based" courses of Western Philosophy, such as Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel, Hume (my favorite), Russell (another favorite), and the ancient ones: Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, we delve into their formulations and discover their main theses and range of applications. Most importantly we attempt to understand whether they answer ANY existential question at all, and that is Science.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

As a Mathematical Physicist, although I have digressed into a more useful area of research, I have tutored Astronomy students at Ohio State, and I use the notes from Princeton and OSU faculty to supplement the student's learning experience.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

Philosophy covers a range of topics. I work closely with students who struggle in the LOGIC portion of this discipline, to discover the truth table functionals of an argument and to provide the reasoning behind the valid conclusions of a categorical syllogism. In the more "reading-based" courses of Western Philosophy, such as Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel, Hume (my favorite), Russell (another favorite), and the ancient ones: Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, we delve into their formulations and discover their main theses and range of applications. Most importantly we attempt to understand whether they answer ANY existential question at all, and that is Science.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I am a degreed Physicist, Engineer, MBA, Operations Researcher, and Mathematician. So the realm of Physical Science (which touches every discipline I've studied) is embodied in my life's work and devotion to students both in and out of the classroom. Would you like an omnibus, world-class learning experience? If so, contact me on the WyzAnt platform.
Physics

Physics

I've taught both the Algebra- and Engineering-based Physics for the NON-science major who needs to satisfy a science requirement. As far as more advanced Physics, I've taught the calculus-based sequences: Mechanics, Atomic/Modern Physics and E&M at Columbus State whenever the Physics faculty could not find an adjunct, the Math department loaned me over. If you are at the jr./sr. level in college or university in these courses, or a 1st or 2nd year Graduate Student, then I can help you. I have several books on this subject matter, including the Feynman Lectures.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'll cut to the chase. I am an expert in the content of this subject matter. I have a complete set of notes for the entire course to share with the student including related materials such as the understanding of equations, their methods of solution, and sample tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught the Calculus sequence at CSCC when I was an adjunct professor. I've also taught the Business Calculus course having had a similar course in my Graduate Business School program. My preparation in undergraduate work has included several courses: Calc I, II, & III, and both Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (in my Physics classes). In graduate school, I completed courses in PDEs, and Advanced Calculus, Mathematical Analysis, Real Analysis, and Functional Analysis, with an intro to Measure Theory. My peer-level work has included solving the PDEs of Mathematical Physics. There's something more that I add to the student's Calculus experience, well-beyond differentiation and integration. I add the symbolic logic approach to that of the specific application which then underscores the fundamentals of the Calculus.
Physics,

Physics

I've taught both the Algebra- and Engineering-based Physics for the NON-science major who needs to satisfy a science requirement. As far as more advanced Physics, I've taught the calculus-based sequences: Mechanics, Atomic/Modern Physics and E&M at Columbus State whenever the Physics faculty could not find an adjunct, the Math department loaned me over. If you are at the jr./sr. level in college or university in these courses, or a 1st or 2nd year Graduate Student, then I can help you. I have several books on this subject matter, including the Feynman Lectures.
Statistics

Statistics

My minor in graduate school and later doctoral work was in Statistics and Applied Probability Processes. I have a heavily quantitative MBA; my doctoral work was in Operations Research including Applied Regression Analysis. I tutor the advanced undergraduate and graduate student in Probability and Statistics. I also tutor the AP Statistics student. I've taught undergraduate Operations Management at OU, and Statistics at both CSCC and BCC (RCBC in NJ). I also taught this course at the Graduate level (KGSM). The benefit I provide the student, is the application of Probability and Statistics across a very wide range of disciplines, and I leave them with a deep appreciation of the subject matter.

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Great Review of Precalc

This was a review of precalculus for an upcoming final at school. MacKenzie said the lesson went very well and she could easily understand the concepts. We plan on using Professor V. again this weekend for a statistics review.

Carol, 1 lesson with Richard

Prof. V. is a passionate instructor

Prof. V was very concerned with me understanding the concepts. He came prepared to the session and is planning with me to get where I want to be for a successful semester. So worth it.

S., 3 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and patient and determined tutor

We worked with the rules of Implementation and Replacement in logic. He showed me an application I can I use that will make things easier. We also worked through some problems in my book. Very good tutor.

Darlene, 3 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Professor V. helped me a great deal with my chemistry. I really appreciated his patience and willingness to work as long as it took for me to understand the lesson.

Linda, 1 lesson with Richard

Amazing

Dr. V made math exciting again. I’ll be using him not only for math but an assortment of other subjects; the man is vastly well researched when it comes to Math and Sciences’. It’s impossible not to learn from him.

Madison, 3 lessons with Richard

Excellent tutor

Richard is a very effective tutor. He has tutored, and continues to tutor my three children at various levels in math, physics, ACT and SAT test preparation. His patience and methods has been very helpful in strengthening their academic and test-taking skills. According to my children, he provides a variety of explanations and approaches that not only improves their understanding of the material, but also enhances their confidence about their ability to succeed in the course or test. Mr. Richard always shows up according to schedule, communicates with me about the tutoring session and the progress being made, even working in harmony with their classroom teacher when necessary, in providing excellent academic assistance. I give him the grade of awesome.

Gabriel, 51 lessons with Richard

Very helpful and patient.

Richard has been very helpful with studying for my military assessment test, ASVAB/ASTB. He has been especially helpful, and patient, with some of my shortcomings in math and physics. I've become more confident in these areas since taking tutoring lessons with Mr. Richard V.

Michael, 28 lessons with Richard

The best tutor!

I was an OSU undergraduate student taking Stats 1430. I received an A in the class due to the help of Prof. V. He was a very knowledgeable tutor who had a knack for rephrasing concepts to help them "click." He was also able to put the concept into real world scenarios to help me better understand them as well. If you are looking for a statistics tutor, look no further!

Matt, 10 lessons with Richard

Great tutor

Richard is a very good tutor. My son has only had a few sessions covering calculus and physics and it has already positively impacted his confidence and his grades. Thank you for knowing how to cover the info in a way my son can understand.

Linda, 12 lessons with Richard

Great tutor

Very patient, uses time well. Makes individualized notes for every lesson. Flexible with schedule and can alternate between disciplines depending on the student's need. 2 hour minimum is well worth it. Can be reached by the phone or email, convenient.

Alexander, 46 lessons with Richard
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