Qualifications & Experience

I can help you come to grips with many subjects, especially physics, chemistry, math and related subjects (see list of subjects). I am available to tutor students at all levels, up to and including grad. school. I have experience tutoring elementary and high school, ACT, SAT, college, MCAT, GRE,and graduate school. Whether you are struggling with material, or if you are an advanced student looking for a complete understanding, I can help you. I am passionate about teaching these subjects, but I realize that they don't come easily to all students. When tutoring, I make every effort to relate to students at their level and present topics in an understandable and approachable way.

For students who are struggling with difficult classes, do not despair! A poor teacher or lecturer or difficult curriculum does not spell disaster, if you're able to get help. I have aided hundreds of students come to grips with difficult and challenging materials.

I have degrees in Physics and Chemical Physics. My graduate training was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a top-notch science and engineering school. I have many years teaching experience, in college, grad. school and high school. Most recently I have taught in private schools in chicagoland, where I headed a science department, redesigned science curricula and designed a rebuild of the science labs. At the same time I taught AP and honors classes, college classes and tutored students individually.

Education

2009

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Physics and Chemistry

Degree

2009

Masters

Awards & Honors

2005

Certificate of Excellence in Teaching

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Common Core
Calculus
Differential Equations
Discrete Math
Elementary Math
Finite Math
Geometry
Linear Algebra
Logic
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
Statistics
Trigonometry

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
DAT
GED
GMAT
GRE
LSAT
MCAT
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SSAT
TOEFL

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
High School Level English
ESL/ESOL
Essay Writing
Grammar
Reading & Comprehension
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Language

ESL/ESOL

Science

Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics

Social Studies

U.S. History
European History
Geography
World History

Computer

Fortran
Mathematica
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Word
SPSS
UNIX
Linux
Macintosh

Professional

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

Other

ADD/ADHD
Aspergers
Autism
Homeschool
Special Needs

Athletics

Chess

Richard ’s Rating

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Reviews

Chemistry
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Richard was very helpful according to my son. The subject was HS chemistry.

4 years ago
Kat F. reviews Richard Kassman