Seasoned independent school STEM teacher skilled in working with a spectrum of students ranging from needs in differentiated learning styles to accelerated and advanced curriculum. Classroom and individualized experience in teaching and coaching K-12 mathematics (including AP courses), computer science, chemistry and physics. Proven success on scores in standardized tests including SAT, SAT II subject tests, ISEE, ACT, AP, and GRE.
With a specialty in curriculum design, lessons are effectively personalized to achieve targeted progress. A strong proponent of the 21 Century education philosophy, students are taught the skills essential for integrating technology and resources to problem-solve critically. Focusing on not only how but why, students are presented the information with careful attention to detail and gain a richer understanding of both the process and reason.
Multi-faceted STEM educator and web-developer with experience in curriculum development, learning management systems, and differentiated learning styles. Diversified skill sets in computer programming, software/apps usage, technology implementation, as well as classroom management, residential life, and activities coordination.
09:30 AM 07/Apr/15
Richard is one of the most liked and talented tutors I've ever met. Students clamor to work with him and to get him to explain difficult concepts in accessible terms. He is able to empower students who thought they couldn't be able to succeed in math or computer science, and he is skilled at teaching many levels of both subjects. I've seen his pupils score in the 90's on tests after thinking they would fail them the night before.
13:37 PM 02/Apr/15
In my 5 years of working in the education field, Richard is the best tutor that I have met. His passion for education and student growth is evident and is truly gifted in his ability to communicate difficult material to students in a way that they understand (and can apply) it. Students have told me that Richard is "a chill guy who helps them understand the material", "is a great tutor", and "helps them want to learn math". As a testament to the quality of tutoring that he provides, when I was moving out of state, I recommended that all of my tutoring students continue tutoring with Richard.