Math? Science?HELP!
Independent In-home Tutoring

A Little About Me

My name is Richard. My educational background includes an H.B.Sc. from McMaster University and a B.Ed. from Brock University.

I have been offering private tutoring services for 10 years. In addition to tutoring, my teaching experience includes practice teaching with the HWCDSB, working as a Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University and tutoring in the Computer Science Department of Mohawk College.

Finally, I have a recent police check available on request.

Courses Offered

Grade 9

  • Academic Math
  • Applied Math
  • Academic Science
  • Applied Science

Grade 10

  • Academic Math
  • Applied Math
  • Academic Science
  • Applied Science

Grade 11

  • University Math
  • College Math
  • Univerity Biology/Chemistry/Physics
  • College Biology/Chemistry/Physics

Grade 12

  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Data Management
  • College Math
  • Univerity Biology/Chemistry/Physics
  • College Biology/Chemistry/Physics


  • GED Preperation
  • College Math Competency Exam


"My Grade 9 daughter was struggling in academic Math (averaging ~40%); since we secured Richard's tutoring support a few months ago she is now averaging 70+! In addition, my daughter also suffers with anxiety and does not do well in new situations etc. however she has enjoyed Richard's tutorial style and patience with her. She also recently shared with me that she now has the confidence to respond to math questions being posed in the class.....and her responses are right!"


"Richard was always on time, knowledgeable and patient. I passed my GED thanks to him!"


"We were looking for customized math tutoring for our son for Grade 11 and 12. Richard is an excellent teacher. He really understands any gaps in learning based on the individual and creates a custom program to help you succeed. Richard creates a very flexible learning environment and uses the latest teaching techniques to accelerate learning success. Our experience with him has been fantastic and he really cares about student success."

S. Simmons

"Richard really helped me with my science classes. He is really knowledgeable, and he explains things very thoroughly, which was very helpful. I do believe that he really helped me achieve a 96 and 94 in Grade 12 chemistry and biology, respectively."


"I would have to say the most positive part of my experience with Richard as my tutor was your willingness to make sure I understood the material. You always explained very well and did not hesitate to stop and repeat or explain a different way if I didn't understand. I always left our sessions feeling more confident about what we went over and I appreciated the fact that if we couldn't figure out a question during the hour you would take it home and then email me on how to do it. Having you as my tutor was a very positive experience"


Most students encounter difficulties meeting their academic goals at some point. Whether that goal is achieving top grades or simply passing, I can provide assistance during these difficult times in a manner that is both affordable and compatible with busy schedules.

I have extensive tutoring experience with 100s of students and because I am independent, my prices and quality of service cannot be matched by the established businesses.

While I focus mainly on math and science courses at the high school level (see Courses Offered), I am available for students both younger and older. I accept students from the Burlington and Waterdown area for in-home tutoring. I am able to able to meet with you at a location of your choice. Online tutoring is available for students in other areas.

Please contact me using the form and I will be in touch shortly...