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Ryan B.

Lowell, MA

$50/hr

Patient MIT graduate for your Math, Science, Writing, and SAT needs.

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Background check passed as of 2/19/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
103 Ratings
 
 
10hrs Response Time
Wonderful, patient and kind
— Kathy, Medford, MA on 2/18/13

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Materials Science)

Columbia University (Master's)

About Ryan

My teaching style: I prefer to direct students toward answers instead of giving the student the correct answer after a single wrong answer. Usually this involves determining where in the thought process the student is stuck and giving a little nudge in the right direction. Afterward, I double check with the student to make sure the concept is understood before moving on. I am very patient and willing to wait until the student understands the concepts, but I also understand that time is money, and won't spend an entire session on one question. I'm very personable and have tutored and mentored students for the better part of the past ten years. I like to incorporate analogies and real world examples into my lessons to help student gain a better grasp of abstract concepts.

About me: I graduated from MIT with a bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering. Following that, I earned my master's at Columbia University in the same field. Materials Science has a large focus on applied chemistry, but also involves a bit of math as well. Following school, I worked as a Process Engineer at a start-up company north of Boston for a number of years. I also enjoy reading various genres (science, fantasy, fiction, non-fiction, business, etc.) in my spare time and recently published a book of my own.

Scheduling Note: Since I work during the day, most of my tutoring availability is in the evening during the week and weekends. I only meet in public places (libraries, coffee shops, etc.) so please keep that in mind when determining a location for sessions.
My teaching style: I prefer to direct students toward answers instead of giving the student the correct answer after a single wrong answer. Usually this involves determining where in the thought process the student is stuck and giving a little nudge in the right direction. Afterward, I double check with the student to make sure the concept is… Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Lowell, MA 01852
Background Check: Passed

"Wonderful, patient and kind"

- Kathy, Medford, MA on 2/18/13

"Great tutor"

- Wendy, Arlington, MA on 2/13/14

"He has given my son the confidence to take SATs again. Hes been great"

- Cassundra, New York, NY on 10/8/13

"Great tutor"

- Debra, Everett, MA on 4/2/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Amanda, Melrose, MA on 10/22/12

"Great tutor"

- Mazin, Boston, MA on 7/23/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Materials Science)

Columbia University (Master's)

Wonderful, patient and kind — Ryan has such a unique way of taking a difficult subject matter and making it into easy conversation so that my daughter can understand. Ryan has given my daughter the confidence she needed to become an honor student. Thank you Ryan. ...

— Kathy, Medford, MA on 2/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 2 miles of Lowell, MA 01852.

Background Check Status for Ryan B.

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