About the Instructor

Richard Risbrudt, “Mr. Riz” is a high school chemistry teacher of 46 years, teaching at a community high school for 17 years and a private high school for 29 years. After receiving many requests from the homeschool community, including former students who homeschooled their children to develop a high school chemistry course, ChemExplained.com became a reality.

Over the years, Mr. Riz has learned to teach and explain challenging chemistry concepts, problems, and math calculations in words that thousands of students could understand.  Students that have taken the college-prep ChemExplained.com course have been very successful in chemistry and other courses at the next academic level.

Richard’s teaching honors include the Ashland Oil Excellence in Education Award, Fergus Falls (MN) Teacher of the Year, "Most Influential Teacher” Award, 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. In the spring of 2018, he was inducted into the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. A recent quote from Mr. Riz: "I absolutely love helping students of all ages learn and understand chemistry. This is my passion!"

Richard is married to his wife, Denise. They have three grown children, nine grandchildren and live in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.