Fairfax County Tutor for HS Math and Science
Fairfax County Tutor for HS Math and Science
I came to tutoring as a second career after retiring from full time scientific work. I have always enjoyed tutoring – especially at the high school level. I now devote more time and effort to it than was possible before retirement. I have hundreds of hours of experience with more than 50 students. I have worked with four Fairfax County Public Schools science teachers and have picked up many of their teaching techniques. I am familiar with many of the student oriented educational sites...
I came to tutoring as a second career after retiring from full time scientific work. I have always enjoyed tutoring – especially at the high school level. I now devote more time and effort to it than was possible before retirement. I have hundreds of hours of experience with more than 50 students. I have worked with four Fairfax County Public Schools science teachers and have picked up many of their teaching techniques. I am familiar with many of the student oriented educational sites available on the web, and have worked with students on the Jefferson Labs, NovaNET and Khanacademy computer assisted learning systems. At this stage of my tutoring career, I have assisted students covering the range from top-of-the-class to barely hanging in there. While I cannot say that I have been successful with all of them, I have helped most of them made significant improvements regardless of learning style. Through practice, I have learned when to use the Socratic Method – leading the student by asking questions, and when to directly demonstrate how to solve a particular type of problem.
Richard has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 701 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Knowledgeable and helpful
Our lessons have gone really well. He is helpful, concise, and knowledgeable about the material being presented. He does a great job going through material quickly without rushing anything. He is also very kind.Andrew, 13 lessons with Richard
Knowledgeable and Patient
Richard was thorough and explained each problem that was understandable. I worked on college level calculus and reviewed optimization scenarios. I will be working with Richard again, when I come hone from break! Excellent review!Samara , 1 lesson with Richard
Very helpful and easy to understand
My daughter just got back from a tutoring session with Richard. Subject: high school AP Physics. She was amazed. After Richard explained the material, it was light a light went on in her head. She couldn't believe that material her Physics teacher made so difficult, was so easily clarified and taught by Richard.Dave, 1 lesson with Richard
Great experience of teaching
Richard taught my son Algebra 2. He would come before the time, has experience for teaching, and is also very patient. Great tutor. My son was happy to work with him.Ibrahim, 15 lessons with Richard
Richard knows Physics!
Richard helped my son with a variety of topics in preparation for the SAT Physics Subject Test. He clearly had strong knowledge on every topic covered, and was able to thoroughly explain each topic to my son. I'll be scheduling Richard for more physics review sessions.Dan, 3 lessons with Richard
Knowledgeable and patient
He really helped me simplify some key physics topics. He responded promptly and was very accommodating. I will definitely use him again, and I definitely recommend him!Merrill, 14 lessons with Richard
Knowledgeable and encouraging tutor
Richard is very helpful with physics review and problem solving. He is wonderful to work with and spends the time necessary to explain the relevant concepts. My son is benefiting greatly from his tutoring.Carine, 8 lessons with Richard
Knowledgeable in Physics
Richard helped out last minute, was knowledgeable, and explained things well, in an easy to understand way. Would highly recommend! He knew AP Physics concepts very well and my daughter now feels prepared for her upcoming quiz!Dee Dee, 8 lessons with Richard
prepared and experienced
Richard has been working with our ninth grade son on Algebra 2. Richard is well- informed, clear and concise when sharing his knowledge. He is timely and dependable.Our son looks forward to working with Richard weekly to clarify classroom principles.Krista, 17 lessons with Richard
Patient and well-prepared
My daughter is taking IB chemistry. Richard came prepared with an IB Chem textbook. He was prepared and very patient and answered all my daughter's questions. We will be using him again very soon!Tania, 2 lessons with Richard
Response time: 2 hours