Richard S. - CLHS Educator of the Year - AP, IB, and Undergraduate Math Specialist

Richard S. - CLHS Educator of the Year - AP, IB, and Undergraduate Math Specialist
$50 / hr
Sacramento, CA
(415)
15 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
"Why study mathematics?" and "How will I ever understand this stuff?" are two of the most real and common questions I am asked when students, along with their parents, ask me to help. I use methods and techniques that I've perfected over the years to show the applicability and the beauty behind "the beast" known as mathematics...and my students get it.

I break down and re-assemble the processes of math so that they can be easily applied to corresponding situations, especially "word" problem...
Reviews
Richard was able to clarify some concepts around IB Calculus for our junior-aged child. Our child thought the session was informative and helpful. We would use Richard again if the need arose.
- Ben B. from Olympia, WA
He greatly helps my daughter with her AP math, vary patient with my teenage daughter. His desire to help his student shows in his approach. Highly recommended!
- Maria M. from Lincoln, CA
Richard works hard to find the gaps in a students knowledge and then find the best way to fill those gaps. Thank you Richard!
- Larry K. from Folsom, CA
Richard taught me Domain, y- and x-intercepts, horizontal and vertical asymptotes, inequalities all in one hour. Of course I will have to review further on my own time. But I can do so with what he gave me.
- Ryan A. from East Bridgewater, MA
Richard helped with 9 th grade algebra. He communicates clearly. He is thorough and patient. My son was behind and is now caught up!!!Life saver!!! Thank you!! Highly recommend!!!!
- Carrie S. from Loomis, CA
Richard continues to be an excellent and attentive tutor. Richard has been enthusiastic and encouraging throughout the semester while understanding and working with my son's unique learning style. The reminders and lesson recaps have been very helpful. After two semesters of my son struggling in math and two other tutors, he has been much more successful this semester with Richard?s assistance. We are very grateful and recommend him highly.
- Nena A. from Carmichael, CA
Richard is always so great about providing feedback on the lesson. He also gives feedback on potential "challenges" as well as how he plans to address. Greatly appreciate it!!
- Lyn A. from Granite Bay, CA
Richard is always able to help my son better understand his math regardless of what topic is being covered. My son really enjoys working with him, and finds him organized, patient, and incredibly intelligent. He is also really great to work with as a parent. We are lucky to have found him!
- Lee Ann P. from Fair Oaks, CA
Richard was available on short notice and able to just dive into the material with my daughter and quickly ascertain her immediate needs. He worked with her well and treated her with respect and as an intelligent student.
- Christy Y. from Antelope, CA
I am a retired teacher working in special education as a tutor. I encountered difficulties with the new core curriculum, and not having a school system to provide further education, I had to get trained on my own dime. I chose Richard because we taught in the same school (pre retirement), and I knew him to be a thorough and knowledgeable educator His tutoring style is clear and efficient. He anticipates my questions before I formulate them in my own head. He is pleasant to work with, and his depth of knowledge is truly impressive. I would recommend him to students age 6 to 60, (or in my case, 65).
- David G. from Mariposa, CA
Richard is great at guiding a student through a problem as to make sure he or she has fully grasped every related topic in the scope of the question. Amazing person and teacher as well!
- Hye M. from Folsom, CA
I have been a student of Richard for a few years now, and he had always been an incredible source of help. He has always been kind and understanding, and one of the things I admire most about him is he always has a smile to share with his students. His attitude is especially encouraging to us student who are already struggling in one way or another and could really use a dose of joy in our day. It's an attitude I've been working on acquiring as well, thanks to his influence. Though for a brooding and moody teenager, it's been a little difficult. In his teachings though, he excels at showing students how to make math easier by explaining it thoroughly from understanding why you're doing what you're doing, to the actual process of working through a problem. He is remarkably patient and understanding for his students that are struggling in their subjects and will go completely out of his way to set up an appointment to help a student when they are struggling immensely. I've even broken down more than once in front of him when I was overcome with stress over a subject that I push so hard to achieve in and received only marginal results. Every time he's been extremely understanding and sympathetic and always strategically seeks to help me find a way to achieve once more in my subject of struggle. Thank you for everything Richard.
- Renae L. from Loomis, CA
We have been very happy with Richard. Our situation is a bit unusual in that our son does not struggle with math. Rather, he absolutely loves it, grasps it easily, and is working beyond his advanced 6th grade class. Basically, he works with Richard for "fun" and has also recently begun preparing for math contests. Richard strikes a nice balance between working on a good foundation for future learning and letting him follow his interests and do the parts he finds to be purely fun. Richard truly loves what he teaches and it shows. He and our son truly "get" each other in their joint passion for math. Richard is always prompt, professional and personable. We recommend him without reservation.
- Lisa V. from Granite Bay, CA
Richard has proven to be an excellent math tutor. He just completed tutoring our oldest son in a college level statistics course - and brought him from lacking confidence and almost failing to very confident and getting a high "B" as his final grade. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance, and he could not have done it without Richard's patience, instruction and excellent guidance on how to study the complex materials involved in the course. Richard is also tutoring our younger son in Geometry. Only a year ago, our younger son hated math and had zero confidence in his abilities to do math well. Over the past 6 months of working with Richard, our son has completely turned around and is now doing very well and getting solid B's. He even told a friend of ours that his favorite class this year is Geometry. Wow! What makes Richard so good? Not only is he very good at math - he is very good at teaching. He seems to have an uncanny ability to adjust his style and methods to match the student's way of learning - and genuinely cares about increasing their confidence in their math abilities. He is not afraid to hold them accountable to do the work it takes to understand the material, but does so in a way that makes the student want to learn. We highly recommend Richard to anyone struggling in math.
- Jennifer D. from Rancho Cordova, CA
Richard is the most engaging and enthusiastic tutor my son has ever had the opportunity to work with. Richard arrives to every lesson well prepared and armed with exceptional teaching skills and an irresistible love for the subject of math. His charismatic approach to teaching and his genuine interest in my son's success makes Richard a blessing in our household every week.
- Lisa B. from El Dorado Hills, CA
Richard is passionate about Math. He listens to his students, understands their level and then builds from that level. And it is imparted in a very inspiring fashion. Earlier my daughter was good in Math but was second guessing what she could do and was not confident. Richard changed all that - he made her looking forward to Math, passionate about Math and wanting to do more in Math. Thanks Richard for your enthusiasm, passion and simplicity. You can inspire students to take on Math - thank you.
- Vaidhy N. from Folsom, CA
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