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Rick S.

North Salem, NY

$50/hour

Math Tutor - Algebra, Geometry, Trig, SAT

Background check passed as of 4/28/15
4.6 average from 13 ratings
Helpful and patient tutor
— Debbie, Thornwood, NY on 5/30/15

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About Rick

Hello, I am a software engineer by day and a math geek by night. I have a lot of interests and experiences, but one of my favorite things to do is to help students gain confidence in mathematics. I have numerous qualifications, including an Applied Math Degree from the University of Connecticut, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Each year, UConn holds an annual Calculus competition on campus, and I won awards in it all four years, including First Place Overall! While at UConn, I also tutored in the Math Center where students would drop in for help with their math courses. I was happy when students would wait in line for me when there were plenty of other available tutors!

Math is at the core of everything I do as a programmer at my day job. I develop puzzle programs for a major magazine publisher; for example I wrote the Sudoku program which builds all of our Sudoku puzzles, and more! My previous job involved making educational software, where I specialized in math products for kids. I was the lead designer on "The Hidden Treasure of Al-Jabr", an Algebra product, and producer on the award-winning "Math Essentials I and II".

I live in Westchester County, have two boys (high school and middle school), and I'm an assistant scoutmaster for the local boy scout troop. I would welcome the opportunity to elevate your mathematical ability.
Hello, I am a software engineer by day and a math geek by night. I have a lot of interests and experiences, but one of my favorite things to do is to help students gain confidence in mathematics. I have numerous qualifications, including an Applied Math Degree from the University of Connecticut, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Each year, UConn Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of North Salem, NY 10560
Background Check: Passed

"Helpful and patient tutor"

- Debbie, Thornwood, NY on 5/30/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Finite Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
C++

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

A little more on my background: while in college, I tutored students in the Math Center, and was happy when kids older than myself would line up at my desk for my assistance. Not only did I graduate Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, but I also have two boys myself, in 8th and 10th grades, so I know the type of math they are exposed to. Patience, kindness, and a positive attitude are the tenets of my tutoring style.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 has always been one of my stronger subjects because I enjoy the rigor of problem solving, as well as the abstract nature of the subject. I took higher-level algebra courses in college, and I developed an app for the iTunes store which is heavily reliant upon algebra 2.

C++

I've been employed as a C++ or C programmer for over 17 years. Currently, I develop programs for puzzle magazines, such as Sudoku, Crosswords, and Wordseeks. In addition to C and C++, I use Objective-C to write apps for the iPad and iPhone. I have two live apps in the iTunes app stores.

Geometry

Geometry has always been one of my stronger subjects because I enjoy the rigor of doing proofs, as well as the visual nature of the subject. I took higher-level geometry courses in college, and I developed an app for the iTunes store (ColorDesign) which is heavily reliant upon geometry. As part of my undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics, geometry is a major part of my foundation, and I have been successfully helping students with geometry for some time.

SAT Math

Algebra, Geometry, and Trig have always been strong areas of interest for me, and it is these three topics that form the core of the Math SAT test. Not only am I proficient in these subjects, but I have a keen sense of strategy for taking standardized tests. Since graduating years ago with a degree in Applied Mathematics, I have mostly worked in roles that utilize my math skills on a daily basis.

Trigonometry

My qualifications include:
Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics, University of Connecticut, graduated with High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Awards in UConn Calculus Competition, including First Place Overall.
Over 20 years of software development experience, with mathematical applications.

Helpful and patient tutor

Rick is very patient. He explains in detail and will answer any questions in a very helpful manner. He is providing the knowledge and confidence for my son to pass his Geometry Regents.

— Debbie, Thornwood, NY on 5/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rick will travel within 20 miles of North Salem, NY 10560.