Mr. Richard M.
specializes in Experienced retired High School Math and Science Teacher · male
"I enjoy working with students who want to learn. I am a retired California public high school math and science teacher. I have a single subject California teaching credential in math, physics, chemistry, geoscience (earth science), and biological sciences (biology).
I taught algebra as a high school math teacher, as well as nanotechnology along with chemistry in my high school science classes more...
"I enjoy working with students who want to learn. I am a retired California public high school math and science teacher. I have a single subject California teaching credential in math, physics, chemistry, geoscience (earth science), and biological sciences (biology).
I taught algebra as a high school math teacher, as well as nanotechnology along with chemistry in my high school science classes. Recently I was an adjunct college professor teaching algebrabased physics and labs at a private university.
I encourage my students to visualize new concepts to help them learn to picture things by encouraging the use of drawings and illustrations, and handson lab activities, often using very simple materials especially in geometry and science.
In math we build a solid foundation on basic principles, such as knowing the multiplication table, how to deal with negative numbers, adding fractions with different denominators, rules for exponents and logarithms, applying Pythagorean's Theorem, using completing the square to factor and to graph quadratic equations, and proving almost all the trig values every 15 degrees on the unit circle. This will take us all the way from arithmetic to precalculus.
In science we are learning new words and new concepts, and we need to understand those new vocabulary terms to be able to visualize new science concepts, such as dimensional units, dimensional analysis, and density, et.al..
Learning how to decode problems, list what we know and what we're trying to find, then inserting conversion factors is how we solve all math and science problems.
To Find     Equal     Given     Conversion factors
This is reiterated in Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War': "The winning army realizes the conditions for victory first, then fights. The losing army fights first, then seeks victory." less...
Details
fee:  $40 (for 60 min) 
travel distance:  10 miles 
meeting type:  either inperson or online 
Contact
website:  on file 
Education and Qualifications
certified:  
Hunter C.U.N.Y., BA degree, Environmental Science Studies
Unification Theological Seminary, MRE degree (Religious Education), Masters
El Camino College, Torrance, California, AA degree (General Science), Other
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Subjects Tutored 

Algebra 1  Algebra 2  Biology  Chemistry  Grammar  Geometry  Physics  Prealgebra  Precalculus  Trigonometry  SAT Math  GED  Physical Science  Geology  Ecology  Probability  PSAT  SSAT  Spelling  ACT Math  ACT Science  Elementary Math  Elementary Science  Guitar  CBEST  Praxis  AFOQT 