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I am a recent graduate of Rice University, a top 20 university that most people have never heard of. I received a B.S. in physics with a concentration in biophysics, as well as a minor in computational and applied math. I focus my tutoring efforts in math, programming, the physical sciences, and test prep. I derive most of my tutoring experience from a year working in a tutoring center, where I taught science, math, and test prep at all grade levels, including college. I have also lead programming courses at a tech summer camp.

Though this statement may be stuffy, I prefer a more casual and honest approach to learning. I try my best to keep things fun and interesting in lessons, and I want to get to know my students as people. I believe the best way to learn is by doing, and so I devote as much of my instruction time as practical to working problems. I also enjoy providing mentor-ship, if you are looking for that in a tutor.

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Rick’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Rice University - Bachelor of Science, Physics

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1540

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 740

GRE: 340

GRE Quantitative: 170

GRE Verbal: 170

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800

GRE Analytical Writing: 4

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 800


I have pretty traditionally nerdy interests, though I've become more interested in hiking since moving to the Pacific North West. If having a tutor that's into board games, dungeons and dragons and the like interests you for some reason, then I'm your guy.

Tutoring Subjects


Algebra 2

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 2


College Physics

Earth Science


GED Prep

GED Math

GED Science


Graduate Test Prep


GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

High School Physics






SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep


Special Relativity

Statics and Dynamics

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep


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