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Rich K.

Experienced SAT and ACT Tutor

Experienced SAT and ACT Tutor

$235/hour

  • 1,728 hours tutoring

  • West Chester, PA 19380

About Rich


Bio

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!


Education

Princeton University
FinancialEngineering

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $235 for in-person / $235 for online
  • Rate details: 10% discount for online tutoring and group rates available. 15-20% discounts for sessions before 3pm weekdays (homeschoolers & boarding school students send inquiries)
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of West Chester, PA 19380
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/30/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Scored 36/36 on April 2016 ACT English test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using materials created specifically for the test.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Scored 35/36 on April 2016 ACT Reading test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using materials and strategies created specifically for the test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Scored 800/800 on May 2016 SAT Reading test, 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 and identifying frequently occurring patterns of questions and answers.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Scored 800/800 on Verbal section of May 2016 SAT test with perfect score on Essay as well, 800/800 on January 2013 and October 2013 SAT Writing exams, with a 12 on the essay both times. Able to help students learn and practice the necessary grammar and punctuation rules and help with essay composition, providing a template and example of perfect-scoring sample essay.

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

Scored 800/800 on May 2016 SAT Math test, 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

SAT Reading

Scored 800/800 on May 2016 SAT Reading test, 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 and identifying frequently occurring patterns of questions and answers.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Scored 36/36 on April 2016 ACT Math test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using library of materials created specifically for the test. Certified high school math teacher.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Scored 800/800 on May 2016 SAT Math test, 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.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

Scored 36/36 on April 2016 ACT Science test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using materials and strategies created specifically for the test.

Summer

SAT Math

SAT Math

Scored 800/800 on May 2016 SAT Math test, 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.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Scored 36/36 on April 2016 ACT English test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using materials created specifically for the test.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Scored 36/36 on April 2016 ACT Math test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using library of materials created specifically for the test. Certified high school math teacher.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Scored 35/36 on April 2016 ACT Reading test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using materials and strategies created specifically for the test.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Scored 36/36 on April 2016 ACT Science test. Successfully tutored hundreds of students using materials and strategies created specifically for the test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Scored 800/800 on May 2016 SAT Math test, 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,

SAT Reading

Scored 800/800 on May 2016 SAT Reading test, 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 and identifying frequently occurring patterns of questions and answers.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Scored 800/800 on Verbal section of May 2016 SAT test with perfect score on Essay as well, 800/800 on January 2013 and October 2013 SAT Writing exams, with a 12 on the essay both times. Able to help students learn and practice the necessary grammar and punctuation rules and help with essay composition, providing a template and example of perfect-scoring sample essay.
PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (453 ratings)
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Reviews


Professional tutor

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

Nice tutor

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 SAT

John, 32 lessons with Rich

Excellent.

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

Excellent

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 Rich
Tutor 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!

$235/hour

Rich K.

$235/hour

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