Richard Risbrudt is a high school chemistry teacher of 41 years, teaching at a public high school for 12 years, and a private Christian high school for 29 years. After receiving many requests from the home school community, including former students who homeschooled their children to develop a chemistry course, ChemExplained.com was created. The entire curriculum, which includes over 365 teaching podcasts, explains chemistry concepts including the math involved, in a language that students can understand. Homeschool students that have completed the ChemExplained.com course state that they are far better prepared for college chemistry than their peers. Many have been hired as tutors in work study programs.
Richard’s teaching honors include the Ashland Oil Excellence in Education Award, Fergus Falls (MN) Teacher of the Year, Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award, and Certificates of Recognition for his teaching from three Minnesota Governors; Rudy Perpich, Arne Carlson, and Jesse Ventura.
Richard is married to his wife Denise, and they have three grown children, four grandchildren and live in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.