RPS Math Tutoring

RPS Math Tutoring

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2 years in business

About this tutor

Having worked as an engineer in my last career, I can relate my real world experience to the math content that the student would bring to me. If a student is working on linear algebra, I could use examples of physics and mechanical engineering to illuminate why that math is applicable to real world.

I enjoy helping students understand the concepts after undergoing productive stuggle of the material. It is very rewarding to direct students towards understanding the material and revel in their progress. That way, students would leave with more positive memories of math than the average student. 

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Wilbraham, MA 01095
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  • Laura Smith

    Richard has been a fantastic tutor for our son who is studying mechanical engineering and astrophysics at the undergraduate level. He has made all the difference in building our son's confidence and improving his grades. I highly recommend Richard as a tutor.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I would like to get an idea of their strengths and weaknesses of the desired math topic via sample coursework and assessments from school. That way I can adjust the tutoring sessions to improve learning gaps and reinforce strengths. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters of Science in Mechanical engineering, a degree which required extensive coursework in advanced mathematics ranging from calculus 1 to differential calculus as well as coursework in statistics and discrete mathematics. 
While working in industry as a manufacturing engineer, I also learned shop math and geometric dimensional and tolerancing arithmetic. I believe I can relate these experiences with course material.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My prices range from $25-$35 an hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I made the full switch from engineer to educator at the start of 2019. I was volunteer teaching math in Springfield Veritas Prep Charter school and taught summer school at Holyoke Public Schools for rising 5th grade math.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have experience teaching in middle mathematics in Springfield Public School district and high school mathematics at Southwick Regional High School. Both student populations varied having taught both in urban and rural education. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should try completing the entire work independently so they can gather a list of math problems that they are not certain how to do. Coming prepared with what problems to work on is the best use of their time as well as the teachers.

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