Hi! My name is Ryan, and I am a sophomore at Northeastern University, where I study a combination of International Affairs and Arabic in preparation for a career in diplomacy and foreign affairs abroad. My strengths are in writing, test preparation and English Literature, and I enjoy helping others develop the same love of the English Language that I have.
Some quick credentials: my aggregate SAT score is 2310, with an 800 in Critical Reading and a 790 in Writing. I currently have a 3.4 GPA/QPA and consistently receive A grades in essays. My AP exams (In English Literature and in U.S. History) both received a "5" and my SAT IIs in those same subjects received scores of 760 and 770, respectively. On the basis of my public speaking and writing ability, and with no previous experience in the International Relations Council, I was selected to go to both the Regional and National competitions with Northeastern's Model Arab League Travel Team, which is regularly #1 in the nation. I write for fun daily and know many strategies to improve a student's relationship with his or her writing ability.
My teaching style is relaxed and friendly, because I want above all to make my students comfortable with their subjects. With writing, I at first ask students to bring examples of their work, both pieces they are proud of and ones they are not, and I spend time with them identifying strengths and areas for improvement. My goal is to help them develop their voice, whether on paper or out loud.
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