Over 1500 tutoring hours

Rich K.

West Chester, PA

$130/hour

Experienced SAT and ACT Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/30/12
4.9 average from 429 ratings
Spectacular tutor, extremely patient, super confident.
— Emily, Merion Station, PA on 10/29/14

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Princeton University
FinancialEngineering

Education

Princeton University (FinancialEngineering)

About Rich

I have experience tutoring over 300 students for the SAT and ACT in all areas of the tests and have taught mathematics at the high school level. I have a proven track record of increasing students' ACT and SAT scores and improving their skills. My approach is tailored specifically to the student, so no two programs are alike. My expertise allows me to quickly identify students' problem areas and most effectively address these in the shortest amount of time possible. For the SAT, each student receives a 100-page spiral-bound book of strategies, notes, and practice problems that I created from scratch after a rigorous analysis of the test. (ACT book is 70 pages)

In high school I scored 1550/1600 (780M, 770V) on the SAT, in January 2013 I scored 2390/2400 (800M, 790R, 800W), and in October 2013 I scored 2380/2400 (800M, 780R, 800W). Yes, I still take the tests to make sure I am teaching the appropriate material.

I am available to tutor only for the SAT and ACT (all subject areas) at this time, weekdays 8am-9pm and Saturdays 730am-9pm. In addition to the hundreds of students I have tutored in person, I have also used online tutoring to help dozens of students prepare for the tests, using Skype or FaceTime for audio and a free online whiteboard to demonstrate problems and solutions. Score increases of online students are indistinguishable from those of students who I work with in person, and the convenience is great. So if you don't live close by, please still inquire about online tutoring possibilities - will happily do a free 15-minute demo to show how the interface works and I have numerous online references available upon request.

I am a Princeton University graduate with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, plus I have taken education courses at Delaware Valley College. I am hard-working, patient, and able to connect well with students of all abilities and ages. I truly enjoy helping students achieve their goals. Thanks for visiting my page, and best of luck!
I have experience tutoring over 300 students for the SAT and ACT in all areas of the tests and have taught mathematics at the high school level. I have a proven track record of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

10% discount for online tutoring. Group rates (before package discounts) are $150/hour for 2 students at one time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Chester, PA 19380
Background Check: Passed

"Spectacular tutor, extremely patient, super confident."

- Emily, Merion Station, PA on 10/29/14

"Incredibly knowledgeable on all subjects"

- Megan, Berwyn, PA on 12/14/15

"Nice tutor"

- Sheldon, Basking Ridge, NJ on 12/1/15

"Helpful SAT preparation"

- John, West Chester, PA on 12/1/15

"Excellent."

- Nancy, Chadds Ford, PA on 10/3/15

"Great tutor, very responsive"

- Julie, Wilmington, DE on 7/7/15

"Excellent"

- Cathy, Philadelphia, PA on 6/9/15

"Awesome job from day 1 and the results were better than expected!"

- Armand, West Chester, PA on 4/3/15
Rich replied on 4/4/2015

Thanks so much for the kind words. What a great student to work with and her 240-point score increase is a testament to her hard work and determination. Congrats again on an awesome test!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Maryann, Devon, PA on 3/12/15

"Very patient with my daughter"

- Troy, Westchester, PA on 2/13/15

"Outstanding!"

- Dave, Downingtown, PA on 1/12/15

"Outstanding and Reliable ACT/SAT Tutor"

- Jyl, Newtown Square, PA on 10/21/14

"Great Tutor"

- Mary Ann, Media, PA on 10/9/14

"Very effective lesson plan"

- Christine, West Chester, PA on 10/8/14

"Highly professional, highly effective"

- Colleen, Kennett Square, PA on 9/29/14

"Quick and efficient"

- Henry, Wilmington, DE on 8/12/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ned, West Chester, PA on 7/14/14

"Great SAT Prep"

- Jim, Wilmington, DE on 6/28/14

"Great tutor"

- Sarath, Chadds Ford, PA on 4/16/14

"Great tutor"

- Erika, Aston, PA on 3/2/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Yvette, Folcroft, PA on 12/10/13

"Awesomeeeee!!!! Tutor"

- Audrey, Drexel Hill, PA on 11/2/13

"Really patient for Statistic"

- Erica, Philadelphia, PA on 9/15/13

"Great tutor with excellent results."

- Mark, Newtown Square, PA on 6/25/13

"Grea tutor!"

- Lauren, Glen Mills, PA on 1/31/13

"So much preparation in so little time!"

- Willow, West Chester, PA on 10/26/12

"Really good tutor; thorough, strong skills"

- Rima, Glen Mills, PA on 10/20/12

"Very helpful, patient, and takes a pro active approach!"

- Sue, Wilmington, DE on 8/31/12

"Great tutor"

- Malcolm, Malvern, PA on 7/13/12
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

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SAT Math

Scored 780/800 on SAT Math in high school and 800/800 on January 2013 and October 2013 tests. Routinely score 800/800 on practice tests. Taught high school math and have extensive experience tutoring in SAT Math. Able to help students improve their math skills and also learn many valuable test-related shortcuts and strategies.

SAT Reading

Scored 770/800 on SAT Reading in high school, 790/800 on January 2013 test, and 780/800 on October 2013 test. I am able to help students improve reading comprehension through specific test-taking strategies as well as vocabulary development.

SAT Writing

Scored 800/800 on January 2013 and October 2013 SAT Writing exams, with a 12 on the essay both times. Able to help students focus on necessary grammar rules and help them with essay composition.

Princeton University
FinancialEngineering

Education

Princeton University (FinancialEngineering)

Spectacular tutor, extremely patient, super confident. — Rich is an awesome, awesome tutor. I started out with a 2150 SAT score (CR: 750, M: 680, WR: 720) and an 31 on the ACT (E: 34, M:30, R:35, S:26) and over the course of three months, he brought my ACT score up to a 34 (E:35, M:30, R:33, S:32), then got me to an 800 on Math 2, and after studying with him over the summer, I received a 2340 on the October SATs (CR:800, M:750, WR:790). He was very pa ...

— Emily, Merion Station, PA on 10/29/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $130.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

10% discount for online tutoring. Group rates (before package discounts) are $150/hour for 2 students at one time.

Travel policy

Rich will travel within 10 miles of West Chester, PA 19380.