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 747 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
We were hesitant to use his services given he is more expensive than most but in one session he covered 3x as much material as the next best tutor and gave our son a feeling he would be able to move his grade up several letters in the last 3 weeks of school. We will definitely use him again!Lana, 3 lessons with Richard
He was on time and was very comprehensive. He helped familiarize more with formulas and how to apply them.Jesus, 1 lesson with Richard
Great physics tutor for my son
My son is in High school AP physics, and he was having a hard time with all the terms and word problems. Even though he does well in math, he did poorly on his first quiz. Richard was able to get him back on track understanding the terms how to work through the word problems. Thanks to Richard's help my son got a 10 out of 10 on this week's quiz.Bryan, 18 lessons with Richard
Knowledgeable and very easy to work with
Richard taught calculus concepts and it helped my son tremendously. Richard was proactive in getting information on what topics my son needed help on and was ready with study material and also gave practical examples and was very clear and detailed in explaining. We will definitely use his help for more lessons.Chandrika, 1 lesson with Richard
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!Christina, 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
Response time: 1 hour