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Greetings students and people of Varsity Tutors. My name is Rick Wemiz and my goal in life is to be a teacher. I was born in San Francisco California but grew up in low income communities around the Bay Area of California. I stumbled a long through school doing my best when I could to varying success. However out of my Senior year of High School I wasn't accepted to my university of choice, or any for that matter. It was then that I didn't give up and started working full time while attending City College of San Francisco full time. From then I worked my way up to San Francisco State University to obtain my BA in Political Science and from them onto graduate school at Brown University. I am currently an MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) at Brown University and have years of tutoring experience under my belt. From my time as an undergrad tutoring music at my old high school to where I worked as an MAT in Providence Rhode Island.

I went into teaching and education because of the teachers I had in school. Life was hard for me during those times but they gave me hope and believed in me. I took that message of hope all the way through my education and I find myself now in a position where I want to pay it forward.

Outside education, I would call myself a bit of a nerd. I do follow some sports like Basketball(Warriors of course) but I mostly follow esports. My fav esports title are Overwatch (San Francisco Shock) and competitive Smash brothers. I was a commentator and player for the NorCal smash community for years.

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Ricardo’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: San Francisco State University - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government

Graduate Degree: Brown University - Current Grad Student, Social Studies Teacher Education


Reading, anime and esports

Tutoring Subjects

Academic Coaching

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP US History

College Application Essays

College Political Science


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History


High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Political Science

High School World History

High School Writing

Political Science

Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Social studies

Study Skills

World Civilization

World History


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