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Bio

I am a former college professor (Ph.D., Psychology), businessman and researcher on computer-based training and performance tools. I have taught statistics, experimental design, technical writing and various subjects and levels in psychology (introductory psychology, personality theory, research methods and psychological measurement (i.e. testing)) to undergraduates and graduate students. My specialty is statistics, and in addition to teaching I have served as a statistics consultant on...

I am a former college professor (Ph.D., Psychology), businessman and researcher on computer-based training and performance tools. I have taught statistics, experimental design, technical writing and various subjects and levels in psychology (introductory psychology, personality theory, research methods and psychological measurement (i.e. testing)) to undergraduates and graduate students. My specialty is statistics, and in addition to teaching I have served as a statistics consultant on technical publications in areas including psychology, chemistry and medicine.

I also teach algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, finite math, discrete math and calculus, since I believe that a strong foundation in the basics is essential for success in all technical fields. Once the basics are mastered, the rest is straightforward. My teaching approach is both intuitive and technical, and I use real world examples with whose characteristics we all already well acquainted. I work closely with students taking on-line courses, since a difficulty students face in on-line courses is getting questions answered early enough to keep from falling behind.

I have published a number of articles in academic journals, and can teach you how to write in journal-article format (and also improve your overall writing skill). For those whose work requires writing competitive proposals and grant applications, I have written winning proposals and successfully managed programs totaling over $70M. I have taught students of all ages from high school through graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees, in psychology, nursing, business, engineering and education. I especially enjoy working with adults who are going back to school after being in the real world.

I look forward to working with you and contributing to your success.


Education

Yale College, Yale University
undergrad
University of Michi
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Humble, TX 77396
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/28/2014

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Subjects

Computer

SPSS

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught statistics and experimental design at the college level for seven years, and have consulted on statistics for research projects in psychology, medicine, chemistry and psychological measurement. My approach leans heavily on concepts and application; you will learn to analyze problems and use the correct methods for solving them.
Grammar, SPSS

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a college professor who has taught both undergrads and grads. Part of my teaching process, especially for freshman, was helping them gain study skills so they could succeed in my class and in college generally. Some of the techniques I use are: 1) completing a survey on study skills to determine a baseline; 2) completing a detailed, week-long log of study (time, place, subject, distractions) 3) choosing an appropriate place and time for study; 4) developing a protocol for improving important study skills; and 5) setting small, achievable goals so the student sees progress. I have found that this procedure helps the motivated student approach learning more confidently, and it usually leads to better grades and more satisfaction and enjoyment of learning.
Grammar

English

Writing,

Writing

Writing clearly is a necessity for almost all scientific, technical and business careers. I have published a number of studies in scientific journals and have written successful grant proposals totaling over $60M. I can teach you how to write in technical format, including standard reference and graphic formats.
Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A real advantage in learning mathematics is that all of your knowledge carries forward. The skills you learn early will be used in all of your future mathematics courses. So once you learn the basics, you will build on them as you progress. The first skill is algebra. The concepts (e.g., variables and inequality) and manipulations (e.g., solving equations and factoring) you learn in algebra are a kind of language that will be used in geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, calculus, probability and statistics. These subjects use the same notations as do algebra, so once you master them you can move forward into more advanced topics. Algebra is not necessarily easy, but it is completely logical. There is nothing you learn early that will be contradicted by later lessons. My approach in working with you on algebra 1 and algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones you need some improvement on; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals or graphing functions. I can almost guarantee that you will have “Aha! So that’s how it works!” moments as algebra becomes more familiar and understandable.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the foundation of algebra 1, especially in the ongoing application of the basic concepts of variables, solving equations, and manipulations such as factoring. My approach in working with you on algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones where you need some improvement; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals, exponents and logarithms, evaluating and simplifying complex polynomials, graphing and solving complex functions, and imaginary numbers. Your understanding and familiarity with Algebra 2 will increase, and you will be more confident that you can solve most problems you will encounter.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus introduces concepts and procedures basic to advanced mathematics and engineering, including differentiation, integration and advanced function analysis. Differentiation and integration require learning new methods of manipulating expressions, but the steps are straightforward and relatively easy to master. The types of problems, in business, engineering and the sciences, that cannot be easily solved unless calculus is used, and the answers provide critical and sometimes surprising information and guidance for real world problems. My approach to calculus is to ensure that you know the basic tools, explain the concepts and methods using concrete examples, and providing enough practice so that you are confident in applying the techniques in your work and in your other classes.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra and algebra as part of preparation for college level statistics and probability. Algebra is the "language" of much of mathematics. Once you learn the basics, you can easily tackle more advanced areas. My approach uses real world problems and how to apply algebraic principles to solve those problems.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a very important course, since it is a comprehensive review of topics covered in earlier mathematics courses as well as an introduction to concepts central to calculus, such as limits and the difference equation. A goal of precalculus is to ensure that there are no gaps in the student’s knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, and other topics covered in previous courses to get in the way of understanding calculus. My approach to precalculus is to eliminate the gaps by explaining completely the concepts of the topics, and working problems so that the techniques and approaches to solving them become second nature.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught statistics and experimental design at the college level for seven years, and have consulted on statistics for research projects in psychology, medicine, chemistry and psychological measurement. My approach leans heavily on concepts and application; you will learn to analyze problems and use the correct methods for solving them.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a college professor who has taught both undergrads and grads. Part of my teaching process, especially for freshman, was helping them gain study skills so they could succeed in my class and in college generally. Some of the techniques I use are: 1) completing a survey on study skills to determine a baseline; 2) completing a detailed, week-long log of study (time, place, subject, distractions) 3) choosing an appropriate place and time for study; 4) developing a protocol for improving important study skills; and 5) setting small, achievable goals so the student sees progress. I have found that this procedure helps the motivated student approach learning more confidently, and it usually leads to better grades and more satisfaction and enjoyment of learning.
Writing,

Writing

Writing clearly is a necessity for almost all scientific, technical and business careers. I have published a number of studies in scientific journals and have written successful grant proposals totaling over $60M. I can teach you how to write in technical format, including standard reference and graphic formats.
Geometry, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A real advantage in learning mathematics is that all of your knowledge carries forward. The skills you learn early will be used in all of your future mathematics courses. So once you learn the basics, you will build on them as you progress. The first skill is algebra. The concepts (e.g., variables and inequality) and manipulations (e.g., solving equations and factoring) you learn in algebra are a kind of language that will be used in geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, calculus, probability and statistics. These subjects use the same notations as do algebra, so once you master them you can move forward into more advanced topics. Algebra is not necessarily easy, but it is completely logical. There is nothing you learn early that will be contradicted by later lessons. My approach in working with you on algebra 1 and algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones you need some improvement on; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals or graphing functions. I can almost guarantee that you will have “Aha! So that’s how it works!” moments as algebra becomes more familiar and understandable.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the foundation of algebra 1, especially in the ongoing application of the basic concepts of variables, solving equations, and manipulations such as factoring. My approach in working with you on algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones where you need some improvement; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals, exponents and logarithms, evaluating and simplifying complex polynomials, graphing and solving complex functions, and imaginary numbers. Your understanding and familiarity with Algebra 2 will increase, and you will be more confident that you can solve most problems you will encounter.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I have been a college professor teaching statistics to both undergraduates and graduates, and have tutored statistics through WyzAnt since 2012. I am especially proficient in the statistics used in biostatistics applications, which are used in most health-care courses of study and research. These techniques include those used, for example, to determine the effectiveness of medication, or in epidemiological studies of disease transmission or causes of death. The statistics used are standard means comparisons, but also analysis of variance and especially multivariate regression and correlation - and I have used and taught all of these.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus introduces concepts and procedures basic to advanced mathematics and engineering, including differentiation, integration and advanced function analysis. Differentiation and integration require learning new methods of manipulating expressions, but the steps are straightforward and relatively easy to master. The types of problems, in business, engineering and the sciences, that cannot be easily solved unless calculus is used, and the answers provide critical and sometimes surprising information and guidance for real world problems. My approach to calculus is to ensure that you know the basic tools, explain the concepts and methods using concrete examples, and providing enough practice so that you are confident in applying the techniques in your work and in your other classes.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

Finite mathematics focuses on topics such as compound statements, probability and statistics, vectors, matrices, and sometimes applications to linear programming and to the research method. I have taught compound statements, vectors and matrices in algebra and precalculus; and probability, statistics and the research method in statistics courses to business, psychology, engineering, education and nursing students at the undergraduate and graduate level. I use my teaching and real-world research experience to provide a solid basis and concrete examples to ensure that the students complete the course with good understanding and confidence.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra and algebra as part of preparation for college level statistics and probability. Algebra is the "language" of much of mathematics. Once you learn the basics, you can easily tackle more advanced areas. My approach uses real world problems and how to apply algebraic principles to solve those problems.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a very important course, since it is a comprehensive review of topics covered in earlier mathematics courses as well as an introduction to concepts central to calculus, such as limits and the difference equation. A goal of precalculus is to ensure that there are no gaps in the student’s knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, and other topics covered in previous courses to get in the way of understanding calculus. My approach to precalculus is to eliminate the gaps by explaining completely the concepts of the topics, and working problems so that the techniques and approaches to solving them become second nature.
Probability,

Probability

Probability is the basis for statistics; if you can solve problems in probability, you are on the way to understanding and solving problems in statistics. My approach is intuitive and rigorous. You will learn the why as well as the how, using familiar real world examples.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught statistics and experimental design at the college level for seven years, and have consulted on statistics for research projects in psychology, medicine, chemistry and psychological measurement. My approach leans heavily on concepts and application; you will learn to analyze problems and use the correct methods for solving them.
Geometry, SAT Math, SPSS, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A real advantage in learning mathematics is that all of your knowledge carries forward. The skills you learn early will be used in all of your future mathematics courses. So once you learn the basics, you will build on them as you progress. The first skill is algebra. The concepts (e.g., variables and inequality) and manipulations (e.g., solving equations and factoring) you learn in algebra are a kind of language that will be used in geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, calculus, probability and statistics. These subjects use the same notations as do algebra, so once you master them you can move forward into more advanced topics. Algebra is not necessarily easy, but it is completely logical. There is nothing you learn early that will be contradicted by later lessons. My approach in working with you on algebra 1 and algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones you need some improvement on; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals or graphing functions. I can almost guarantee that you will have “Aha! So that’s how it works!” moments as algebra becomes more familiar and understandable.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the foundation of algebra 1, especially in the ongoing application of the basic concepts of variables, solving equations, and manipulations such as factoring. My approach in working with you on algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones where you need some improvement; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals, exponents and logarithms, evaluating and simplifying complex polynomials, graphing and solving complex functions, and imaginary numbers. Your understanding and familiarity with Algebra 2 will increase, and you will be more confident that you can solve most problems you will encounter.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus introduces concepts and procedures basic to advanced mathematics and engineering, including differentiation, integration and advanced function analysis. Differentiation and integration require learning new methods of manipulating expressions, but the steps are straightforward and relatively easy to master. The types of problems, in business, engineering and the sciences, that cannot be easily solved unless calculus is used, and the answers provide critical and sometimes surprising information and guidance for real world problems. My approach to calculus is to ensure that you know the basic tools, explain the concepts and methods using concrete examples, and providing enough practice so that you are confident in applying the techniques in your work and in your other classes.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra and algebra as part of preparation for college level statistics and probability. Algebra is the "language" of much of mathematics. Once you learn the basics, you can easily tackle more advanced areas. My approach uses real world problems and how to apply algebraic principles to solve those problems.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a very important course, since it is a comprehensive review of topics covered in earlier mathematics courses as well as an introduction to concepts central to calculus, such as limits and the difference equation. A goal of precalculus is to ensure that there are no gaps in the student’s knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, and other topics covered in previous courses to get in the way of understanding calculus. My approach to precalculus is to eliminate the gaps by explaining completely the concepts of the topics, and working problems so that the techniques and approaches to solving them become second nature.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught statistics and experimental design at the college level for seven years, and have consulted on statistics for research projects in psychology, medicine, chemistry and psychological measurement. My approach leans heavily on concepts and application; you will learn to analyze problems and use the correct methods for solving them.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a college professor who has taught both undergrads and grads. Part of my teaching process, especially for freshman, was helping them gain study skills so they could succeed in my class and in college generally. Some of the techniques I use are: 1) completing a survey on study skills to determine a baseline; 2) completing a detailed, week-long log of study (time, place, subject, distractions) 3) choosing an appropriate place and time for study; 4) developing a protocol for improving important study skills; and 5) setting small, achievable goals so the student sees progress. I have found that this procedure helps the motivated student approach learning more confidently, and it usually leads to better grades and more satisfaction and enjoyment of learning.
Writing,

Writing

Writing clearly is a necessity for almost all scientific, technical and business careers. I have published a number of studies in scientific journals and have written successful grant proposals totaling over $60M. I can teach you how to write in technical format, including standard reference and graphic formats.
Geometry

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a college professor who has taught both undergrads and grads. Part of my teaching process, especially for freshman, was helping them gain study skills so they could succeed in my class and in college generally. Some of the techniques I use are: 1) completing a survey on study skills to determine a baseline; 2) completing a detailed, week-long log of study (time, place, subject, distractions) 3) choosing an appropriate place and time for study; 4) developing a protocol for improving important study skills; and 5) setting small, achievable goals so the student sees progress. I have found that this procedure helps the motivated student approach learning more confidently, and it usually leads to better grades and more satisfaction and enjoyment of learning.

Science

Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I have been a college professor teaching statistics to both undergraduates and graduates, and have tutored statistics through WyzAnt since 2012. I am especially proficient in the statistics used in biostatistics applications, which are used in most health-care courses of study and research. These techniques include those used, for example, to determine the effectiveness of medication, or in epidemiological studies of disease transmission or causes of death. The statistics used are standard means comparisons, but also analysis of variance and especially multivariate regression and correlation - and I have used and taught all of these.
Psychology

Psychology

I have a Ph.D. in psychology and have taught introductory psychology, personality psychology, statistics and experimental design, and psychometrics at the college level. I can teach you basic facts, terms and concepts - the vocabulary of psychology -so you will be prepared to master more advanced areas, including performing and writing up psychological research in scientific format.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a college professor who has taught both undergrads and grads. Part of my teaching process, especially for freshman, was helping them gain study skills so they could succeed in my class and in college generally. Some of the techniques I use are: 1) completing a survey on study skills to determine a baseline; 2) completing a detailed, week-long log of study (time, place, subject, distractions) 3) choosing an appropriate place and time for study; 4) developing a protocol for improving important study skills; and 5) setting small, achievable goals so the student sees progress. I have found that this procedure helps the motivated student approach learning more confidently, and it usually leads to better grades and more satisfaction and enjoyment of learning.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

A real advantage in learning mathematics is that all of your knowledge carries forward. The skills you learn early will be used in all of your future mathematics courses. So once you learn the basics, you will build on them as you progress. The first skill is algebra. The concepts (e.g., variables and inequality) and manipulations (e.g., solving equations and factoring) you learn in algebra are a kind of language that will be used in geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, calculus, probability and statistics. These subjects use the same notations as do algebra, so once you master them you can move forward into more advanced topics. Algebra is not necessarily easy, but it is completely logical. There is nothing you learn early that will be contradicted by later lessons. My approach in working with you on algebra 1 and algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones you need some improvement on; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals or graphing functions. I can almost guarantee that you will have “Aha! So that’s how it works!” moments as algebra becomes more familiar and understandable.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the foundation of algebra 1, especially in the ongoing application of the basic concepts of variables, solving equations, and manipulations such as factoring. My approach in working with you on algebra 2 is first to assess your familiarity and comfort with basic concepts, and explain and clarify the ones where you need some improvement; and then to work on the specific areas of your assignments, such as solving equations with radicals, exponents and logarithms, evaluating and simplifying complex polynomials, graphing and solving complex functions, and imaginary numbers. Your understanding and familiarity with Algebra 2 will increase, and you will be more confident that you can solve most problems you will encounter.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus introduces concepts and procedures basic to advanced mathematics and engineering, including differentiation, integration and advanced function analysis. Differentiation and integration require learning new methods of manipulating expressions, but the steps are straightforward and relatively easy to master. The types of problems, in business, engineering and the sciences, that cannot be easily solved unless calculus is used, and the answers provide critical and sometimes surprising information and guidance for real world problems. My approach to calculus is to ensure that you know the basic tools, explain the concepts and methods using concrete examples, and providing enough practice so that you are confident in applying the techniques in your work and in your other classes.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught statistics and experimental design at the college level for seven years, and have consulted on statistics for research projects in psychology, medicine, chemistry and psychological measurement. My approach leans heavily on concepts and application; you will learn to analyze problems and use the correct methods for solving them.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a college professor who has taught both undergrads and grads. Part of my teaching process, especially for freshman, was helping them gain study skills so they could succeed in my class and in college generally. Some of the techniques I use are: 1) completing a survey on study skills to determine a baseline; 2) completing a detailed, week-long log of study (time, place, subject, distractions) 3) choosing an appropriate place and time for study; 4) developing a protocol for improving important study skills; and 5) setting small, achievable goals so the student sees progress. I have found that this procedure helps the motivated student approach learning more confidently, and it usually leads to better grades and more satisfaction and enjoyment of learning.
Writing,

Writing

Writing clearly is a necessity for almost all scientific, technical and business careers. I have published a number of studies in scientific journals and have written successful grant proposals totaling over $60M. I can teach you how to write in technical format, including standard reference and graphic formats.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Patient and understanding

Richard helped me understand measurement and statistics concepts without judgment. I recommend him to future students especially those working on health related studies.

Brennan, 1 lesson with Richard

Lifesaver

I had a huge impossible project that I didn’t even know where to start on or how to begin. Richard came up with a plan and made the whole thing seem much more manageable and doable!

Amber, 8 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and extremely patient.

I was totally unprepared. He patiently guided me through weighty statistics procedures. He is very competent. I recommend Dr.V for anyone who needs complicated math concepts simplified for greater understanding.

LaDonna, 3 lessons with Richard

Amazing Tutor

Richard exceeded my expectations on so many levels. He was personable, consistent, punctual, was concise in his explanations of the material, made the material applicable to real life situations, and truly seems to have a passion to help you learn. He was flexible and did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone taking Biostatistics or any subject matter which he tutors. Richard- thank you so much for your help!! I could not have made it through this class without you!!

Sarah, 5 lessons with Richard

Glad I found a very good statistics tutor

I was very apprehensive about looking for a tutor in statistics primarily because I do not have an affinity for statistics. It was my worse course grade in college. But I needed help in understanding the results of my study for my nursing dissertation PhD. So I took a chance. Richard is an excellent statistics instructor. He is knowledgeable about statistics, patient, and has very good communication skills. He did not make me feel "dumb" but actually helped me understand correlation. We are working on regression. Most of all he is helping me reach my goals. I highly recommend Richard as at statistics, math tutor. It has been a very good experience.

Kathleen , 3 lessons with Richard

Patient and Understanding for Statistics

He is very patient and understanding. He doesn't hurry through the lesson and makes it so much easier to understand than I can figure out on my own. I am finding it very easy to learn from him. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Pam, 13 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable Statistician

I would definitely recommend Richard for any statistic help. I came to him for assistance with a medically focused manuscript and he displayed great understanding of our unique project design with little explanation. He is a quick learner as well as a informative teacher. I will certainly be requesting his services for future endeavors.

Brandon, 1 lesson with Richard

Extremely knowledgeable in stats

Richard helped lend a different perspective to aid in understanding stats problems concerning confidence intervals and significance levels from high school AP course.

Sue, 1 lesson with Richard

Very helpful!

Very helpful! Patient and had a similar teaching style to his classroom teacher. Provided the extra one-on-one assistance that was needed. An hour well spent. Thank you!

Casey, 1 lesson with Richard

Excellent Tutor

I needed some help with my advance quantitative research class and Richard V was excellent . He was professional, knowledgeable, patient, always punctual, and utilized time effectively . I passed the class with Richard's help and am now writing my dissertation proposal. Thank you Richard.

Allison, 12 lessons with Richard

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