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Richard P.

Providence, RI

$30/hour

Accomplished Math Teacher With 20 Years Experience

In-person lessons

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University of Hartford
Mathematics Sec Ed
Golden Gate University
MBA

Education

University of Hartford (Mathematics Sec Ed)

Golden Gate University (MBA)

About Richard

I've used mathematics in my adult life as a Naval Engineer, Health Care Finance Consultant, and Math Teacher. For the past 20+ years I have taught pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and Math of Finance in Attleboro and Providence at the middle and high school levels. I've also conducted evening classes for students taking the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVFB, etc. examinations. My observations have taught me that students (as well as many adults) who find difficulty with early math concepts tend to struggle with most higher math courses. However, early intervention by a teacher or tutor usually pays large dividends in student (and adult) understanding of the more sophisticated math concepts.

I firmly believe that the one-on-one format is great and very productive. Some math subjects terrify many students. It seems that some teachers make it even more complicated and confusing than need be. My "easy going" approach is both pragmatic and practical in terms of: (1). assessing an individual's math needs/misunderstandings/clarifications, and (2). working closely with the student to ensure complete understanding.

My experiences in workplace and educational settings have made me uniquely qualified to be a math tutor. There is no greater excitement for me than when a student "gets it" and is pleased with his/her new understanding. Once in a while, I received a handwritten note of thanks, sometimes when I was somewhat frustrated about teaching math. Such a gift usually made my day, week, month, or even year.
I've used mathematics in my adult life as a Naval Engineer, Health Care Finance Consultant, and Math Teacher. For the past 20+ years I have taught pre- Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Providence, RI 02906
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, SAT Math
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Business:
Finance

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University of Hartford
Mathematics Sec Ed
Golden Gate University
MBA

Education

University of Hartford (Mathematics Sec Ed)

Golden Gate University (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 10 miles of Providence, RI 02906.