Experienced SAT and ACT Tutor
Experienced SAT and ACT Tutor
I have experience tutoring over 400 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...
I have experience tutoring over 400 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 122-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 78 pages) In addition, any student completing more than 6 hours of SAT tutoring receives free 360-day access to the complete SAT 12-hour video course to rewatch as often as desired.
In April 2016 I scored 36/36 on the ACT with 36/36 on the Essay, and in May 2016 I scored 1600/1600 on the SAT, also with a perfect Essay. 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 - can give a free 10-minute demo showing 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!
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 patient with me and very straight forward. We used only official study guides and a few Rich-sanctioned practice tests, and he was willing to sit and explain every math/science/reading/writing section I couldn't get my head around. After teaching me all the tips and tricks so that I could get consistently high scores, he was still willing to read through my essays and listen to me explain things I already understood just for my benefit. Rich was also happy to read through a college essay or two when we ran out of test-problems to go through during a session and never ceased to be positive and encouraging. Rich is a genuinely nice guy, and I've recommended him to all of my underclassmen friends who are squaring up to take the SATs/ACTs soon. His promise to get your scores up is 100% true plus there's an added bonus of having a friendly guy teaching you math (or whatever it is you need to know). If you're in the area, Rich is worth much more than he charges.Emily, 8 lessons with Rich
My daughter met with Rich (Rick) for the first time last week. It's too soon to report results but I can say without a doubt that he assessed her capability quickly and had clear cut goals, and homework. She came home and said she knew what she needed to do for the following week. He provides homework which I know my daughter will take seriously. He was also good about listing his availability and letting us know when his busy schedule would improve. He tutors from his office which had a professional feel with glass doors!Vida, 7 lessons with Rich
The only TUTOR you need for the SAT/ACT
My wife and I wanted a tutor for our son that had experience with the SAT/ACT. We were blessed to find Rich K. Yes, he is pricey, but trust me, its well worth it if you want your son or daughter to succeed. Rich, not only tutors for the exams, he actually takes them himself. We interviewed a bunch of tutors before we found Rich. They all claimed they had the best tutoring results, but how can you claim you have the best results and never sit for the exams annually. He took the time to understand what the problems our son was having and created a lesson plan for him. Our son had his sights set on a tier 2 school before tutoring sessions with Rich. We are proud to say that he was accepted to 9 out of 11 schools he applied, 3 ranked in the top 30 according to US News and World Report. It could not have happened with Rich K. He is challenging, detailed and extremely patient. My sons score went up 5 points from the first ACT score after tutoring with Rich K. If you want your child to get it right the first time, choose Rich K.Lamont, 4 lessons with Rich
Incredibly knowledgeable on all subjects
Rich is preparing our daughter to take the ACT's. He is building her confidence simply by being a great teacher and empowering her with this knowledge. He is well versed in all subjects. Highly recommend!Megan, 9 lessons with Rich
Very happy to have Rich as a tutor for my son. Rich is a kind, patient and knowledgeable tutor with clear explanation. He also thought of my financial plan by providing his suggestion.Sheldon, 6 lessons with Rich
Helpful SAT preparation
Rich has been helping with SAT preparation. He is a patient tutor with real insight into how the think about approaching the SATJohn, 32 lessons with Rich
Rich did an excellent job. He is a wonderful teacher. My daughter would like to learn more strategies for her SAT English Reading.Nancy, 17 lessons with Rich
Great tutor, very responsive
Rich provided targeted tutoring for ACT with only one month notice before the test date. He was supportive and encouraging, also very efficient and adept with using technology for remote sessions. He was exceptionally responsive -- once he responded to an e-mailed question about a math problem within 5 minutes, including a customized video and virtual whiteboard with the solution! Highly recommend Rich.Julie, 3 lessons with Rich
Rich's knowledge of the SAT is outstanding and he gives students an organized approach to taking the test. We highly recommend this tutor.Cathy, 11 lessons with Rich
Awesome job from day 1 and the results were better than expected!
We utilized Rich K's services and from Day 1 our student was impressed as well as motivated to learn that she can overcome that dread of SAT Day. Rich provided hints and instructions, practice tests and strategies that helped her exceed her expectations and boosted her confidence - well done!Armand, 10 lessons with RichTutor responded:
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!