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Ryan C.

San Jose, CA

$60/hr

AP History Tutor, with CA Social Science Teaching Credential

Background check passed as of 12/13/12
Usually responds in about 1 hour

AP History Tutor, with CA Social Science Teaching Credential

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I taught world history, and geography at Saratoga High School. Then, I taught AP U.S. history at Valley Christian High School. Now, I focus on tutoring students in history classes.

I have a Social Science Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. While there, I gained very high-marks on my PACT Teaching Event. In addition to this, I earned top-marks on the CSET Subject Matter Competency Exam.

I enjoy working with teenage students. As you can see from my reviews, I am good at motivating them and achieving results. Together, we can help your son or daughter maximize his or her potential.

First, I assess a student's strengths and weaknesses. From there, I sketch out a game-plan to meet his or her needs. The goal is to encourage sustained progress and independence, culminating in a high score. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Testimonials

"Knowledgeable and Thorough "

- Brenda, Los Gatos, CA on 5/15/14

"Great Tutor for AP US History"

- Bryan, San Jose, CA on 5/14/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Hannah, Santa Cruz, CA on 5/5/14

"Personable, Smart, Accommodating Teacher"

- Marilee, Los Altos, CA on 4/28/14

"The Perfect Tutor!"

- Vanessa, San Jose, CA on 4/21/14
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology, Ecology, Geology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
History:
American History,
Anthropology,
Archaeology, European History,
Geography,
Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

American History

I taught at Independence High School (U.S. History). After this, I was placed at Saratoga High School. This is where SJSU places it's top teacher-credential candidates.

I have a fully-accredited Bachelor of Science in History (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities). I graduated with a 3.84 GPA, and was awarded my university's sole scholarship for "historical research and writing."

Anthropology

While in college, I took a course in Cultural Anthropology based on an Oxford text. My course in World Religions also touched upon anthropological prinicples. Over the course of two semesters, I trained and provided oversight to other students assisting me in a survey of two universities. Our methodology was approved by the cultural anthropology professor, and I turned our information in to him. I was granted an A for both of these courses. In addition to this, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History. History incorporates various anthropological principles, and findings.

Bible Studies

I have another major in Biblical Studies. It is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and Association of Theological Schools (ATS). In addition to this, I won a competitive scholarship for Biblical knowledge (Lonie-Friesen).

CBEST

I had to take the CBEST Test before enrolling in a graduate program. I obtained very high marks. After doing this, I also had to pass the CSET. Once again, I got top marks. This allowed me to enroll in a teaching credential program. Before completing it, I had to complete the PACT. Once again, I received top-marks. I would enjoy preparing a client for any of these summative assessments.

European History

While in college, my main area of focus was European History. In order to complete the requirements for my teaching credential, I taught a semester of World History at Saratoga High School. There is considerable overlap between the two subjects and my students performed very well. Before this, I tutored AP European History.

I have a fully-accredited Bachelor of Science in History (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities). I graduated with a 3.84 GPA, and was awarded my university's sole scholarship for "historical research and writing."

I completed San Jose State's graduate program. This combination of coursework and student-teaching at Saratoga High School allowed me to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Science).

Geography

In order to complete the requirements for my teaching credential, I taught a semester of Geography at Saratoga High School. My students performed very well.

I have a fully-accredited Bachelor of Science in History (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities). I graduated with a 3.84 GPA, and was awarded my university's sole scholarship for "historical research and writing."

Public Speaking

I took a course in public speaking, and have tutored in this arena.

Religion

I took a course in World Religions. My majors also delved into these topics.

Social Studies

I have a fully-accredited Bachelor of Science in History (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities). I graduated with a 3.84 GPA, and was awarded my university's sole scholarship for "historical research and writing."

I completed San Jose State's graduate program. This combination of coursework and student-teaching at Saratoga High School allowed me to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Science).

Study Skills

While in College, I assisted other students in test preparation. As a tutor, I have actual experience correcting a student's disorganization. Depending upon the student, various remedies can be put into place. This includes designating storage space (i.e., always keeping materials in a drawer at home, or in the backpack). A calendar helps children to remember how long until an assignment is due. In addition to this, having the tutor check their progress online keeps student's accountable. I've designed a brochure for parents to assist in this process.

World History

I have experience teaching World History (Saratoga High School). In addition to this, I have tutored A.P. World History students. My expertise is in history, research and writing essays.

I have a fully-accredited Bachelor of Science in History (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities). I graduated with a 3.84 GPA, and was awarded my university's sole scholarship for "historical research and writing."

Multnomah University
History
San Jose State University [Social Science Teaching Credentia]
Graduate Coursework

Education

Multnomah University (History)

San Jose State University [Social Science Teaching Credentia] (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and Thorough — Ryan was very accommodating to meet with my daughter on short notice to help with AP History test prep. He was extremely knowledgeable and helped her work through approaches to the different aspects of the test. I would recommend him. ...

— Brenda, Los Gatos, CA on 5/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95130.


About Ryan

I taught world history, and geography at Saratoga High School. Then, I taught AP U.S. history at Valley Christian High School. Now, I focus on tutoring students in history classes.

I have a Social Science Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. While there, I gained very high-marks on my PACT Teaching Event. In addition to this, I earned top-marks on the CSET Subject Matter Competency Exam.

I enjoy working with teenage students. As you can see from my reviews, I am good at motivating them and achieving results. Together, we can help your son or daughter maximize his or her potential.

First, I assess a student's strengths and weaknesses. From there, I sketch out a game-plan to meet his or her needs. The goal is to encourage sustained progress and independence, culminating in a high score. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Testimonials

"Knowledgeable and Thorough "

- Brenda, Los Gatos, CA on 5/15/14

"Great Tutor for AP US History"

- Bryan, San Jose, CA on 5/14/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Hannah, Santa Cruz, CA on 5/5/14

"Personable, Smart, Accommodating Teacher"

- Marilee, Los Altos, CA on 4/28/14

"The Perfect Tutor!"

- Vanessa, San Jose, CA on 4/21/14
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Education

Multnomah University
History
San Jose State University [Social Science Teaching Credentia]
Graduate Coursework

Education

Multnomah University (History)

San Jose State University [Social Science Teaching Credentia] (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95130

Ryan’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies,
English, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology, Ecology, Geology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
History:
American History,
Anthropology,
Archaeology, European History,
Geography,
Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Ryan C.

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