Hello, my name is Ryan, and I am a tutor who can help improve grades.
I have a very wide range of abilities. I successfully earned from Northern Illinois University a Bachelor's Degree of Science in mathematics with a major emphasis in applied mathematics and minor emphases in physics and statistics (equivalent minor).
I am well-versed in everything from prealgebra to abstract mathematics and analysis. My higher understanding of mathematics encompasses abstract algebra, real analysis, complex analysis, and point-set topology. Also, I have a strong understanding of partial and ordinary differential equations; I have given many tutorials on these subjects. I love solving mathematical problems and helping others learn mathematics. I have taught recitation classes for business calculus at the university/college level.
Mobile Device Application Development:
I have experience tutoring for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone application development.
I have developed apps that are targeted for the iPhone and iPod Touch devices. To demonstrate to a doctor in Chicago the iOS app development process, I developed version 1.0 of an app that was submitted through iTunes Connect, reviewed, and accepted onto the App Store for downloading; all of this was done within a short period of time. If you need help getting familiar with XCode and Objective-C and developing iPhone applications, or if you just need help getting your app onto the App Store, then I can help you.
I've become avidly interested in Windows Phone application development. Microsoft is onto something great with this technology! I would be overjoyed to help you develop your first app for your Windows phone!
Prior to earning my degree in mathematics, I pursued a degree in art. I have strong artistic abilities; in fact, I have won awards for my art. When developing websites, vector illustrations, I apply my knowledge of art and design.
I am a competent musician, and I have held jobs as a guitar, bass, and music theory instructor. I have played in successful bands and I have experience performing live. I have even worked with producers and engineers who have had their work on the billboard charts. I have a vast amount of my own songs, compositions, and musical ideas; I am very willing and able to share with any eager student my techniques and insight into music.
While earning my degree in mathematics, I picked up computer programming. I have become very adept at many languages, methodologies, and/or paradigms. I have worked as a web and desktop application developer. Also, I develop applications for mobile devices.
If a person would like to hire me for the tutoring services that I provide, then let him/her be informed that I like to begin each lesson by making a thorough evaluation of his/her knowledge related to the subject that is being discussed. Following this, I like to provide a thorough explanation of a relevant concept and then go over several problems and/or examples. I think it is very important for a student to practice repetition; often enough, I will repeat problems with students several times throughout a lesson, moving onto new concepts and returning later to old ones. Also, one thing that I like to urge students to do is create their own problems; I feel that this is one of the most helpful ways in getting a student to understand a certain concept. I have the ability to provide many examples and a great deal of feedback and insight into a certain area of study.
I understand that everybody has his or her own unique way of learning and adapting to educational environments; this is why I like to take the time to make a very thorough assessment of the abilities of each student. There are times when I am faced with a student who has a very incongruous understanding of a concept, which extends from a faulty learning foundation; in any such case, it is very important for me to know from where he or she is coming and where the gaps in his or her learning are; really, my job is to fill in these gaps.
Tutoring, Teaching, and Other Experience:
I have over five years of experience tutoring for many subjects.
I have taught recitation classes for business calculus at the university/college level.
I have five years of experience giving music theory, guitar, and bass lessons.
I have over four years of experience tutoring for many programming, scripting, and/or markup languages, such as Java, C++, Python, C#, HTML, PHP, and many more. I have given tutorials on audio programming. I have worked as a web and desktop application developer. I have worked as a .NET developer. I have a lot of experience developing both Silverlight and WPF Applications, utilizing other Microsoft technologies, such as ASP.NET MVC 3.0 with Razor, C#.NET, WCF, XAML, ADO.NET, MSSQL, Reporting Services, and VB.NET. I have developed Silverlight applications that work withASP.NET MVC 3.0 and MSSQL as well as PHP and MySQL.
I give tutorials on spoken languages. I tutor English; this includes creative and academic writing and grammar. Also, I can tutor Spanish; mainly, I tutor for Spanish 1 and 2 or beginning and intermediate college level Spanish.
I have successful experience helping with AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB/BC, and AP Physics B/C. The majority of the people I have worked with have earned 4's and 5's on each of his or her respective AP exams.
Also, I have helped many students place into or remain in honors-level courses. I am familiar with the honors curricula of many districts in Illinois.
If you choose me, then I will provide you with a set of honed skills. From being a tutor with more than five years of successful experience, a recitation class teacher, and a music instructor, I have gained a lot of insight into how people learn and what it takes to succeed and attain desired results.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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