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Richard H.

Bothell, WA


Professional Math/Science/Computer Tutor

Background check passed as of 8/31/15
4.9 average from 825 ratings
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— Barbara, Edmonds, WA on 4/1/14


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University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework


University of Puget Sound (Math)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)

About Richard

Professional tutor focusing on Math/Statistics, Chemistry, Physics and Computers. Personally scored 800 on both SAT Math & SAT Math II & 787 in Chemistry prior to attending CalTech. Have extensive IT industry experience and have been actively tutoring for 2 years. I excel in helping people learn to compute fast without or without calculators, and prepare for standardized tests. Handle all levels of math through undergraduate levels. Also available for piano lessons, singing and bridge. Professional tutor focusing on Math/Statistics, Chemistry, Physics and Computers. Personally scored 800 on both Read more

16 hours notice required

One hour minimum on all tutoring sessions. Group rates are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bothell, WA 98011
Background Check: Passed

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Barbara, Edmonds, WA on 4/1/14

"Flexible and helpful"

- Deborah, Redmond, WA on 12/19/16

"Extremely Knowledgeable Teacher and patient"

- Arunima, Seattle, WA on 12/17/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Arian, Bellevue, WA on 11/19/16

"Patient and nice"

- Ranran, Bellevue, WA on 11/8/16

"Patient, kind and knowledgeable"

- Cheryl, Woodinville, WA on 10/24/16

"Terrific Tutor!"

- Digvijay, Redmond, WA on 10/10/16

"Invested Time"

- Alicia, Bothell, WA on 8/21/16

"Thank you Richard!"

- Mary, Kirkland, WA on 7/13/16

"Knowledgeable, flexible and helpful"

- Bhanu, Kirkland, WA on 6/15/16

"Patient and can phrase explanations well"

- Rob, Kirkland, WA on 6/6/16

"Time & money well spent"

- Cecily, Snohomish, WA on 5/2/16

"Amazing Calculus & C++ Tutor!"

- Chris, Seattle, WA on 4/13/16

"Great help"

- David, Seattle, WA on 2/29/16

"Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Maria, Woodinville, WA on 2/13/16

"Great teacher!"

- Elizabeth, Snohomish, WA on 11/24/15

"Knowledgeable and patience"

- Kim, Lynnwood, WA on 11/23/15

"Very knowledgeable"

- Roya, Kirkland, WA on 10/29/15

"Confidence builder!"

- Lisa, Kenmore, WA on 10/25/15

"Richard was a big help to me. He was very knowledgeable of the subject matter and took the time needed to work with me"

- Matthew, Bothell, WA on 8/24/15

"Genuine interest in helping students succeed"

- Marguerite, Woodinville, WA on 8/5/15

"he is the best teacher I have ever seen"

- Ahmed, Bothell, WA on 7/28/15

"Richard is the best! Our son just got a 36 out of 36 on his test and is now excelling!"

- Louise, Woodinville, WA on 6/9/15

"Thank goodness we found Richard!"

- Lisa, Sammamish, WA on 4/15/15

"Very dependable and flexible!"

- Remington, Bothell, WA on 1/30/15

"Willing to take the extra step."

- Karen, Woodinville, WA on 10/17/14

"Calculus and ACT Math Review"

- Rebecca, Woodinville, WA on 10/11/14

"Terrific and Reliable Tutor!"

- Lillian, Honolulu, HI on 9/6/14

"Top notch!"

- Russ, Seattle, WA on 8/20/14

"Dedicated and responsive"

- Joan, Woodinville, WA on 6/23/14


- Niecole, Everett, WA on 5/31/14

"Extremely Helpful"

- Bonny, Sammamish, WA on 4/7/14

"So much help with statistics!!"

- Melanie, Seattle, WA on 3/6/14

"Awesome! So helpful."

- Lucy, Bellevue, WA on 11/16/13

"Great Tutor"

- Mark, Bellevue, WA on 11/6/13

"Always patient, easy to reach, and flexible"

- Elizabeth, Kirkland, WA on 11/3/13

"Great Tutor"

- Maureen, Bellevue, WA on 4/7/13

"Responded quickly and helped me tremendously with College Algebra and Chemistry"

- Karen, Woodinville, WA on 9/7/12

"Very knowledgeable and hard working, appreciate quick response time"

- Karen, Bothell, WA on 9/4/12

"Tutor that produces results"

- Jonathan, Bothell, WA on 8/11/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Ear Training, Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing, Voice (Music)
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, ISEE,
C, C#, C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows,
Networking (Computer)
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
GMAT, Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have tutored several years for WyzAnt in the area of Statistics with applications to all of the scientific disciplines including the area of Biostatistics. My WyzAnt feedback rating is 4.9 with quite a few 5 star ratings specifically in Statistics. In addition I have over 1500 hours of tutoring through WyzAnt.


I have experience writing both C and C++ programs, and have several helpful books on each of the languages. In addition, I have effectively taught on WyzAnt in both areas, as well as in several other languages.

Computer Programming

I have programmed professionally in several high level languages such as Basic, Fortran, C++ and developed websites using HTML, CSS, Flash, Perl and PHP. I have also worked in a couple of assembly languages. I am open to teach any language that also has value in the real world.

Computer Science

I have worked as an IT industry professional for over 30 years. I have programmed in various languages, installed and configured hardware and software, and recently have focused on computer network security issues. I was actively certified as a Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) for about six years (until October 2010).

Differential Equations

I have studied both differential equations and partial differential equations as an undergraduate, and used these techniques to solve problems physics boundary value problems, and in transformer and power supply design while at Tektronix, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon.

Electrical Engineering

Though my primary tutoring area is math, I worked as an electrical engineer at Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon for about a year and worked extensively with circuits as a teenager. I have a good grasp of the equations and theory behind electronics and have worked with circuit simulation software. I also have been a computer network troubleshooter.


I have about a year of experience programming professionally in Fortran, and am actively working on Fortran projects now involving Open MP for multithreaded applications, mostly with numerically oriented coding. Additionally, I am able to help others with programming languages because I tutor through giving tips and hints rather than writing the program for them so they become proficient by learning how to code themselves.


I prepped a 10-year old recently in ISEE math. He took the test and, coupled with his above average verbal skills, was able to get on the waiting list at Overlake. When another family decided not to go with the school, my student was picked, after an extensive interview process involving the whole family, to be able to enter that school this coming fall (2012).

Linear Algebra

I have worked extensively with linear algebra and matrices in high school and university courses as preparation for a BS in Math. It was all a part of my entire math curriculum. In addition I have tutored extensively in the field of linear algebra.

Microsoft Windows

Having worked in the IT industry since the late '70s at companies such as Tektronix and Intel, I began working with Microsoft Windows from the very earliest releases and administered both server and client releases including Win95/Win98/2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8Beta and NT/2000/2003/2008 Server OS's. I have installed networks, configured computers and setup security and many other types of software.

Networking (Computer)

I was employed for many years in the field of both local and wide area networking at companies like Intel Corporation and Nortel as well as owning and operating my own small business in sales, configuration and integration of computer networks.


I have been a musician from a very young age, having played clarinet in bands and orchestras from 4th grade through adulthood. I have had several years of classical training in piano with two of those at University of Puget Sound and Oregon State. I am an excellent sight reader and have been paid as an accompanist and have training in music theory.

SAT Math

I personally scored 800/800 on the SAT Math as well as 800/800 on the SAT Level II Subject Test. I have a lot of experience in helping students prepare for any of the SAT Math tests to be able to find solutions to the problems quickly and accurately.

University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework


University of Puget Sound (Math)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)

Fantastic Tutor — Richard is extremely well qualified and able to help at every level. He is a good listener and patient with a teenager. My son is quite comfortable with Richard and feels free to ask questions. My son has gained confidence and greatly improved his Pre-Calculus skills and his grades. Richard is very efficient with the time he spends with my son, and they get a great deal accomplished in a short ...

— Barbara, Edmonds, WA on 4/1/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

One hour minimum on all tutoring sessions. Group rates are negotiable.

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 25 miles of Bothell, WA 98011.