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.
In the last year, I have tutored students in a range of areas.
Math: geometry; algebra 2; precalculus; AP calculus; statistics; differential equations
Science: astronomy; biology; chemistry; physics
Social Sciences: economics; European history; US history
Business: marketing; management and information systems; management and organizational behavior
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 (old style, max 1600) and a 1540 on my GRE (max of 1600). 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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