Education- B.S. Electrical Engineering and Math Economics from UCLA
- Top of UCLA Engineering Graduation Class
ExperienceI have a passion for learning and teaching math and science, having tutored high school science and math for over 7 years since senior year in high school. While as a student at UCLA, I also enthusiastically helped others by participating in leading workshops as well as mentoring incoming students.
Having the experience of helping people from various background, I am able to see these subjects from the students' point of view and help students understand with the best studying strategy suitable for the students. In addition, I believe that only a patient tutor is able to help students build a solid foundation.
I am not just a tutor but I work with parents and students on setting the best strategy as well as studying habit and schedule in order to achieve the best grades possible. Typically I break down my lecture to be 25% lecture and 75% practice. I believe that only with ample practice can a student do well. Most students have tremendous improvement over the course of tutoring in a matter of weeks.
I am also on the UCLA committee for the engineering school recommending students for engineering scholarship so I can also provide guidance on application essay writing as well as admissions.
I am teaching you a method rather than just what's in the book. Furthermore, my goal is to inspire you to do well.
Standardized Test Scores:
- SAT Math I: 800/800
- SAT Math IIC: 750/800
- SAT II Chemistry: 750/800
- SAT II Physics: 800/800
- SAT II Chinese/Mandarin 800/800
- High school GPA: 4.0/4.0 un-weighted - Valedictorian
- College Organic Chemistry - D+ to A-
- College Physics - C- to B+
- High School Chemistry C+ to A
- SAT I Math 800/800
- AP Statistics 5, A
- AP Chemistry 5, A
- AP Physics 5, A
- AP Calculus AB 5, A
- AP Calculus BC 5, A
- SAT Math 800
- SAT Math IIC 800
- AP Physics B from D- to B+
- AP Physics C from C to A-, 5
- AP Calculus BC from B- to A-, 5
Have helped students getting into (Mainly engineering/political science/economics/business majors):
- University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
- Johns Hopkins
HobbiesI enjoy going out and exploring new things. One of the things that I've done in the past year is backpacking through Italy, Korea, and China. Furthermore, I love outdoors activities and sports including playing basketball and rugby. In addition, I love to learn about new things whether they're things in the books or outside such as cultures. :)
Client Reviews (4)
We have worked with Richard twice so far. He is very professional, and is doing an excellent job of tutoring AP Physics. I appreciate that he is both technically competent and also has great people-skills. I would definitely recommend him to others. I know he will grow into a 5 as he adds more years of experience to his current excellent performance.
Richard has tutored my daughter to noticeably improved grades and increased confidence in AP Physics - a very challenging subject for a HS junior. We appreciate particularly his ability to explain difficult concepts and his patience in doing so. We highly recommend Richard as a tutor.
Our daughter consulted Richard in her college application process. He offered very useful essay critiques that we can use and, most importantly, provided his viewpoints on the engineering career that my daughter can relate too.
Excellent. Really does a great job explaining difficult concepts. Our son finally has a grasp of challenging AP Physics concepts.
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