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...
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.
Rick is a great tutor. He has great command of the material and is a talented and patient teacher. He is highly recommended.Keith, 67 lessons with Rick
Very Knowledgable and patient tudor
Rick helped explain computing slope and graphing. He was knowledgable and patient and although ours was the first lesson he conducted online he quickly overcame challenges to make the session very productive. Having the session recorded for review is especially helpful.Bob, 1 lesson with Rick
An excellent supplement to classroom review
My son has been working with Rick on and off throughout high school (currently at beginning of senior year studying calculus). Every time he "hits a wall" in math he requests a few sessions with Rick to help him through. It's been wonderful in improving his grades and - more importantly - his confidence. Very pleased with him!Sandra, 1 lesson with Rick
Incredible last minute support!
Rick was extremely flexible in offering and providing last minute SAT Math tutoring. He is very personable and my son had an immediate rapport with Rick. So grateful for Rick in sharing his incredible math skills with my son!Jacki, 2 lessons with Rick
My son needs to pass the Algebra 1 Regents exam in NYS but he completed Algebra 1 over a year ago. We hired Rick to help him prepare. My son shared that Rick was excellent at explaining concepts and teaching him how to solve problems. Rick was prepared with materials he knew would benefit my son. We are so happy to have found him and plan to continue working with him.Rebecca, 16 lessons with Rick
Willing to step in at the last minute!
Rick is a patient Tutor and appears to be knowledgeable on the subject matter and to have been able to connect with my son. We have only had two sessions and we will know more of is impact after my son takes his regents. I would recommend Rick.Lou, 2 lessons with Rick
Great first meeting
Stephen reports Rick is exactly what he wanted to prepare for SAT and found it very helpful to discuss what they were going to do together. He feels very comfortable working with Rick and thinks he is very clear.Laura, 6 lessons with Rick
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Excellent tutor for Algebra II and Trigonometry for my daughter. Professional but personable and accessible. He made my daughter enjoy her lessons and helped her improve dramatically in math. Reliable and punctual. The perfect math tutor!Brian or Cathy, 28 lessons with Rick
Rick has done an excellent job tutoring our daughter. He is patient and polite, always shows up on time, and puts his heart into his work. I would recommend Rick as a tutor.Joseph, 7 lessons with Rick
using Rick again
We worked with Rick last year and are using him again. He knows the material and explains things very clearly.Terry, 5 lessons with Rick