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Rich K.

West Chester, PA


Experienced SAT and ACT Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/30/12
4.9 average from 408 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Maryann, Devon, PA on 3/12/15

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Princeton University


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

36 hours notice required

Additional 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

"Excellent Tutor"

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


- 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 4/2/15
Rich replied on 4/3/2015

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!

"Very patient with my daughter"

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


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

"Spectacular tutor, extremely patient, super confident."

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

"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 10/7/14

"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
ACT Math, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
ACT Science
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
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


Princeton University (FinancialEngineering)

Excellent Tutor — My son will be taking the SAT for the first time this Saturday. He was not at all interested in doing any SAT prep work. When I mentioned getting him a tutor, he was not pleased. However, after a few sessions with Rich, I asked what he thought. He stated that Rich taught him more in these sessions than his 2+ years at his private high school. I could see his confidence build after each session and ...

— Maryann, Devon, PA on 3/12/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $120.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Additional 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.

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