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“**Helpful and patient tutor**”

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

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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.

Math:

Algebra 1,
Test Preparation:

SAT Math
Computer:

C++
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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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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