[Note: My schedule for the academic year is quite packed, with availability limited to certain mornings (perhaps for college students) and brief bits during the weekends. I can't guarantee that I can meet with you. However, my availability during the summer for test prep/summer coursework is much better.]
Hi folks! My name is Ryan. I'm a physicist/astronomer/educator with an excellent background in math, science, economics, business, and history. I have considerable teaching and tutoring experience at high school and college undergraduate levels. I've also recently taught at a summer SAT camp in South Korea, where I was able to hone and refine my test prep techniques.
I have tutored students at the following schools (list includes current students):
Cal State Long Beach
Mt. San Antonio College
Arcadia High School
Damien High School
El Modena High School
La Serna High School (x2)
Los Altos High School (x4)
Sonora High School
Temple City High Shcool
Troy High School (x5)
Walnut High School
Whitney High School (x2)
Yorba Linda High School
In the last year, I have tutored students in a range of areas.
Math: geometry; algebra 2; precalculus; AP calculus; statistics; differential equations; business math
Science: astronomy; biology; chemistry; physics
Social Sciences: economics; European history; US history
Business: marketing; management and information systems; management and organizational behavior; resource economics
Test prep: SAT; ACT; GRE.
I'm a National AP Scholar, National Merit Scholar, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. I got a 1580 on my SAT and a 1540 on my GRE. I took and passed 10 AP tests. I received 5s in Biology, Physics B, Calculus AB, Statistics, English Literature, English Language, US History, and Macroeconomics, and received a 4 in Microeconomics and Chemistry (In my defense, my school did not offer AP classes in Biology, Chemistry, Macroeconomics, or Microeconomics).
I have a LOT of experience taking standardized tests, and am able to prepare others. There is a subtle difference between teaching students a new subject area and teaching experienced students how to take a test - I have experience and a successful record doing both.
Perhaps most importantly, I've been told I am very empathetic. I am a product of public K-12 education and understand where kids are coming from who attend those schools. I also know that, particularly in math and the hard sciences, much of my work will be confidence building and challenging the negative self-talk about "not being a math person."
I love what I do! Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. Hope to hear from you soon!
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