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Richard D.

Nashville, TN

$45/hour

Science tutor with a specialty of biology and fun

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/12/15
4.9 average from 193 ratings
Well prepared and knowledgeable
— Sheryl, Nashville, TN on 4/4/16

$45/Hour


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Drew University
Biology
University of Pennsylvania
PhD

Education

Drew University (Biology)

University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

About Richard

Good day to you.

My name is Richard and I have been tutoring in the Nashville area for over three years. I received my BA in Biology from Drew University and went on to obtain my PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout my career I have been involved in educating my fellows both formally in tutoring and classroom situations and informally during on the job training.

My philosophy is that a student should not only know the right answer but understand how to come to the right answer and the relevance of this knowledge in their daily lives. I dedicate myself to patient explanations of the materials leavened with entertaining trivia and asides that add context and a little fun to the learning. I look forward to learning about the world with you.
Good day to you.

My name is Richard and I have been tutoring in the Nashville area for over three years. I received my BA in Biology from Drew University and went on to obtain my PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout my career I have been involved in educating my fellows both formally in tutoring and
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Nashville, TN 37217
Background Check: Passed

"Well prepared and knowledgeable"

- Sheryl, Nashville, TN on 4/4/16

"patient and kind"

- Elissa, Mount Juliet, TN on 4/28/16

"Excellent tutor."

- Julie, Hermitage, TN on 11/16/15

"Richard has lots of knowledge and makes things very interesting!"

- Trish, Nashville, TN on 8/28/15

"Clarity in unclear subjects"

- Tony, Cleveland, TN on 8/26/13

"Excellent"

- Michelle, Nashville, TN on 7/2/12

"Fantastic!"

- Sandy, Mount Juliet, TN on 9/7/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology,
Physical Science
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I have been tutoring in math and science for over 10 years.

Genetics

I hold a Ph.D. in molecular biology and studied both classical and molecular genetics as part of my training.

Microbiology

I hold a Ph.D. in molecular biology and studied the life cycles of prokaryotic bacteria as part of my training. Moreover, one of my first research projects involved studying the disease genes of Bordetella avium, the bacteria that causes the bird version of whopping cough.

Drew University
Biology
University of Pennsylvania
PhD

Education

Drew University (Biology)

University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

Well prepared and knowledgeable

Rich tutored our daughter in AP Biology. He was well prepared and really helped break down the material in the text book so that she could understand it more clearly. We also appreciate how quickly he responded to our need. Thanks!

— Sheryl, Nashville, TN on 4/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Nashville, TN 37217.