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Evaluations from students
Comments from Year 12 students are presented first, followed by university students.
From Year 12 students:
Thankyou for assisting our son, we are very proud of his maths results and his application and determination to achieve at this level. Your mentoring and enthusiasm for maths was a very significant component of his success. I believe when he thinks of Maths, he will always remember your contribution.
I cannot express how grateful I am, and always will be, for your tireless patience, wisdom, knowledge and willingness to share your love of maths with me. I went from not having a firm grasp of, nor confidence with advanced maths and when I began tutoring with you I really began to actually enjoy what I was learning! (yes, really!)
You have taught me confidence, resilience and have ultimately changed my perception of the subject - none of this would have been possible without you Richard! Thankyou for always humouring me and being a teacher, leader and a friendly face I always looked forward to seeing! I will miss my sessions.
I just wanted to say thank you for all the help you have given me over the past few years. Although possibly not as effective as face-to-face sessions, you were still well equipped with teaching through Skype and your teaching has made a world of difference to me. Your patience to teach me has made you one of the best teachers I've had throughout my schooling years and I just wanted to say thank you so much for your guidance especially throughout my HSC year.
Thankyou so much for all your help over the past two and a half years, with your guidance I've felt as though one hurdle that is maths has not been nearly as daunting. Over the past year I've found a new 'love' for maths which was greatly due to your influence and ability to help me understand each topic and question. For the first ever time I am actually excited to sit a maths exam and I'm looking forward to the challenges it has to offer!
2019I have recently finished my first degree and will be graduating from The Australian National University.
I just wanted to say thank you for all the help you gave me, in mathematics, during my high school years - you're one of the best teachers I've ever had, and you remain in my thoughts after these many years! Being taught by you was such a great experience - some of the formulas and techniques you showed me still came in handy during some of my difficult finance/statistics exams! The love and passion you had for learning has been a true inspiration for me and will stay with me for a lifetime.
Previous student Yr 12 in 2014
Thankyou for all that you have done for me these past couple of years. I am not sure how I would have gone through this HSC journey without you. You have always made me feel I could understand things eventually. Thankyou for persevering and for always believing in me, even when I didn't.
Thank you for all your help with our daughter's maths. She has certainly enjoyed having you as her tutor and your assistance has been invaluable
2018You helped me build my confidence in maths. I know so many students are lucky to have your patient help and I am grateful that I was one of them.
2017I honestly cannot thank you enough for all the help you have given me over the past two years. When I first started with you I was at the bottom of my cohort and now I have finished in second place. You have not only been a teacher but also a mentor and a friend and for that I cannot thank you enough.
2017Thankyou so much for all your help and patience over the past 2 years. I will be forever grateful for your assistance - I don't know where I would be without you. I genuinely admire you for putting up with me!
2017Your tuition to date has been invaluable and my daughter has often said how well you "explain things", so thank you.
Our son has received a letter of commendation from school for consistently doing his best in class and making a positive contribution. His work, and interest in the subject, have improved enormously since commencing tutoring with you. We very much appreciate your efforts.
2017I was surprised to get an E4 grade in extension maths. Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the year - I'm sure I couldn't have achieved those results without you!!
2016My daughter comes away from you more confident than she has been at school. It is good she is listening to you and she has also said you are very smart, that makes such a difference to young people coming through the system.
Thankyou so much for both extending me in the junior years and then through the HSC. I really appreciate all the hours you have spent helping me - I could not have done it without you.
Our son's time with you has given him the confidence he needed to tackle the HSC knowing he was as prepared as he could be. We'll no doubt speak again when our daughter enters the senior years of high school.
2016Thank you very much for ensuring the amazing difference in her attitude and understanding of Maths in Year 12. I cannot believe how much of an impact your working with her has made!
Thankyou for tutoring me so well for the HSC. I know I wouldn't have achieved my mathematics mark without you. You're the best!
Richard is an excellent teacher and I truly appreciate all the help he has given me. He is very passionate about teaching mathematics and is a great source of knowledge. Whenever I had difficulty understanding a question or concept, he was able to explain it to me both clearly and concisely. With his support, I have become a more capable maths student and have been able to achieve top marks. I would highly recommend him to anyone you needs help in maths! In the words of John Steinbeck, "I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
I have struggled with maths for a very long time but I can't believe after such a short time you could give me the confidence I have now. It is a truly priceless gift and I can't thank you enough.
We owe you a large debt of gratitude for helping our children so well over the years. Thankyou very, very much.
Thankyou so much for the support over the last two years. I really appreciate it and admire your ability to put up with me after I have been at school all day.
Thanks so much for all the help…part of the reason I could stay in Extension
Maths has never been one of my best subjects but now it's alright thanks to you…the concepts are much easier to understand in class….thanks for your patience even when I lose the plot.
Thankyou for all your years of help. You are the best maths teacher ever! Thankyou for putting up with my not understanding and not getting frustrated.
Thankyou so much for all your help over the past few years - it really has made a huge difference and I am so very grateful.
I have very much enjoyed this year and really feel it has made a difference, especially to my confidence.
Thankyou so much for helping me with maths over the past few years. With your help I have significantly improved.
Thankyou so much for your help with maths this past four years. I'm very proud of my achievements and the improvements I made with you, thanks for making it possible.
(Student) came to you completely lacking in confidence in his mathematical ability and having no strategies with which he could help himself. In the months he was with you, you completely managed to turn that around.
Thankyou for being an inspirational tutor….thankyou for helping me to achieve these results.
From university students:
Thankyou for your constant patience. I know that you taught me this course and not the videos and slides and not the professor so thank you for that. I have a far better understanding of the concepts because of the way you explained them and I even feel somewhat positive about some of the future courses. Many thanks for your very good teaching.
Discrete Mathematics, 2021
I complete Uni online and in my second semester, I was enrolled in Business Statistics. After the first lecture I was feeling very overwhelmed, I knew I was in trouble and there was no way I would pass the subject without some help. I found Richard online and we started tutoring sessions the next week.
Richard was great and helped me so much throughout the session. He went through everything I didn't understand (which was a lot) in detail and helped me work through it. After our tutoring sessions, I was always left feeling more confident with the course work. I ended up passing the course and I really don't think I would if I didn't have Richard's help.
Sheree, Business Statistics, 2020
I obtained 56.5/60 for the final exam and an HD overall. Thank you - I wouldn't have got to that without your help!
Scientific Statistics, 2017Everything you have taught me finally all made sense, I was able to problem solve in my head without calculating on paper. Thank you for educating me on calculations and teaching me maths, I am very grateful that I had you as my tutor otherwise I think I wouldn't have gotten this far in my calculations and thank you for supporting me through all the maths sessions and preparing me for all my calculation exams.
Nursing, UOW College, 2016
I'm currently studying an engineering statistics course at University. I have searched over the internet for a tutor that could make sense of statistics for an assignment I was attempting. I was unable to find any tutor that could understand the complexity of the subject until I contacted Richard who managed to make me understand a subject after two hours of his time (well worth the money) that I had not been able to previously comprehend.
He also took time out of his personal weekend to check over and help me complete the assignment before its Monday due date. Could not have been happier. I highly recommend Richard for his ability to communicate Math even at the highest levels and with little to no preparation.
Second Year Engineering, 2016
I was struggling in my statistics course but thanks to your help I finished with a distinction! You helped me immensely.
Sophie, Environmental and Social Research, Bachelor of Science, ANU, 2015
I can't thank you enough for your kindness, support, encouragement and patience! You are a life saver!
Alice, Bachelor of Education, University of Sydney, 2015
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your effort and work with me. I got through my exams so I am very happy.
Second Year Maths (Complex Analysis, Differential Equations), 2014
Not only is he a mathematical academic, Richard is also a very patient and understanding tutor whose calm approach in explaining mathematical concepts to those anxious students who struggle within this field of study helps create a more comfortable learning atmosphere.
First Year Statistics, 2012
Richard was a fantastic tutor……he provided material beyond what was expected by the lecturer but that was also truly helpful….made the class interesting….helped me to achieve a great result…..dedicated tutor goes beyond the basic requirements of tutoring and encourages his students to achieve outstanding results.
First Year Statistics, 2009
Richard solved problems in a variety of ways to benefit the students who assisted from particular methods….his teaching was well structured and supportive to the educational needs of the class…kept the explanations straightforward….very dedicated, motivating, respectful and organised tutor….contributed to my HD final mark.
First Year Maths subject, 2009
Goes through subject material slowly and thoroughly…more than what was required.
Always helpful and answers questions in an understandable way….additional material very helpful….shows different ways to calculate.
Always well prepared….very knowledgeable.
Explained questions very clearly.
Goes beyond the standard set by subject co-ordinator.
Various students, First Year Statistics, 2011
Very clear….very thorough and made the subject enjoyable.
Explains maths in a simplistic way that I understand. I learn more from him than I do in lectures.
He knows the content and was a great help to all the students.
Various students, First Year Maths subject, 2011
Clarity of presentation….staying on topic.
Very well prepared, on time and thorough in addressing all content….patient with students…..has good sense of humour.
Interaction with class on subject matter is excellent.
Various students, First Year Maths subject, 2010