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Ryan L.

Friendly/Patient Tutor: Math, Physics, English (All ages!) *Specials*

Sugar Land, TX (77479)

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My name is Ryan and I am currently employed as the lead counselor/instructor of a "crisis-team" for academic interventions. And yes, the job title is overly embellished, but my job is to identify, locate and correct issues that have caused a severe decline in academic performance of a school or even in a single student. Although it may sound extreme and intense, it is quite the opposite. I have been able to use that experience to identify any gaps that a student may have, and time after time they leave me speechless. Guidance, support, and motivation are more valuable than any private-school/preparatory academy.

Programs: I offer a multitude of programs but regardless of your choice it will be specifically tailored to suit you or your child's needs.
-SAT & Standardized test prep
-Homework help
-Materials Review
-instruction and many more
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I invite you to make inquires on any topic no matter how small or large and I will try my best to answer your questions in a timely manner

Background Info: I have lived in the Sugar Land area for over 15 years. I went to and graduated from high school in Fort Bend ISD. I graduated in the top 5% of my class, which allowed me to go to the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a degree in Human-Biology (Pre-Med) as well as a Business Foundations Certificate (Associate's). Unfortunately, these are tough times economically as well as uncertain for the Healthcare Industry. At the moment, medical school is on hold and I am working towards a degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston (Main Campus). I keep regular contact with many of my old middle school and high school teachers (FBISD). I am also in contact with school administrators in the surrounding school districts to ensure standards are maintained and to keep my students a step ahead (counselors, AP's, etc.).

Experience: During my time as a student at UT, I was a tutor for a variety of undergraduate lower-division courses though the main categories I tutored were Math (all college-level math up to calculus 3) and science (biology, chemistry, though strongest at physics). Along with tutoring at UT, I have approximately 2 years of experience working with children ages 7+ with schoolwork in all subjects (Comprehensive Program). Though not a 100% "Academic" employment, I have over 6 years of experience as a tennis instructor to children of all ages as well as adults.

Methods/Goals/Objectives: After the first session is completed and you decide that this is something you want to continue on a regular schedule, then the first step will be determining what subjects you want to cover. Starting there I will create a specific outline that would best suit you or your child. There are many options to choose from in regards to any extra time left in a session, but the option I recommend is to not only keep up with schoolwork, but to get ahead of the curve by focusing on math & ELA fundamentals that are critical topics that will be taught in the coming years. That being said, I am flexible and open in terms of scheduling and the approach that you or your child are most comfortable with. The majority of my work experience has been in the service industry and I will always do my best to ensure that the investment you make is more than worth it. My help does not stop the moment the session is completed nor do you have to wait until the next one begins.

The new school year is about to start- you/your child probably spent little time on Academics over the summer.
I will be offering refresher programs to get some of the rust-off. These programs will be offered in blocks with the number of sessions depending on your child's readiness and their goals, (2 for 1 special, there are other specials available so if you have any questions please let me know. School work is tedious but having another friend/student will drastically change the effectiveness and work ethic. I did not do it so there were times when I was "drowning" in work.
*dont waif until there is a major incident before seeking help because a good foundation is needed in all aspects. Your child should take an aptitude test to help identify weaknesses which can be used to create a game plan.

Promise: School is probably #'s 1-5 on you or your child's list of Top 5 mind-draining activities, but I promise I will make it as fun and enjoyable as humanly possible.

For Parents: You want what is best for your kids and to give them everything you did not have. That is why you've brought me in; I'm the backup quarterback-your backup- I fill in when you're hurt, when you are tired, for the complex/trick plays that are too dangerous. But at the end of the day, even days you're not in, I'm the backup, you’re the starter, the playbook is in your hands, you just gotta tell me what to do.

*As stated earlier, I am able to tutor a multitude of classes and will verify by using WyzAnt's certification processes. In my experience I have always found that being realistic and straightforward is the best policy. You and/or your child will always be treated respectfully and professionally.

*Again, following WyzAnt's policies regarding communication: If/when any problems or questions arise, please bring it to my attention as soon as possible. I am more than glad to answer any questions that you may have. Responses will generally take 3 to 6 hours and never longer than 48 hours unless otherwise noted.

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Ryan’s subjects

ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Computer Programming, General Computer, Java, Mathematica, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Perl, Photography, SAS, SPSS, Video Production
American History, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music History, Music Theory
Architecture, Art History, Art Theory , Drawing, Film, Photography, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Phonics, Special Needs
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Economics, Finance, GMAT, Law, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Tax Preparation
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, AFOQT, ASVAB, Career Development, CBEST, CLAST, College Counseling, COOP/HSPT, GED, GMAT, ISEE, MCSA, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, SSAT, TAKS, TEAS, TOEFL
Fitness, Football, Golf, Martial Arts, Poker, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Water Polo
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, College Counseling, Criminal Justice, Economics, ESL/ESOL, Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Java, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, SPSS, Statistics


I have been a tutor for over 5 years covering a variety of subjects. I have college level credit in the following business courses: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. I went to the University of Texas at Austin. Though I was a human biology major, I was in the “Business Foundations” program which is specific to UT-Austin that falls between a minor and an associate’s degree. At UT-Austin I finished the following business courses along with the program: Social Innovation and Interviewing Principles and Practices. My work experience in the financial sector was with Ad Valorem Tax Management as a property tax analyst.


High School:
AP Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Mechanics (Course Grade:A).

-Engineering Physics at the University of Texas at Austin: Electricity & Magnetism, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Petroleum Physics.

Physics Tutor-
-University of Texas at Austin: 2010-2012
-Private/Personal: 2008-Present

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University of Texas, Austin

University of Houston , Central Campus (Enrolled)

Patient, knowledgeable. Ryan is punctual, professional, friendly, patient and very knowledgeable. He has been great at teaching our daughter Geometry concepts in a way that she can understand. We can't thank him enough for his diligence and effort in helping our daughter to reach her goals. It is a real gift that is not only measured by an increase in productivity and grades, but also an invaluable confidence his stude ...

— Cathryn from Sugar Land, TX on 5/10/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Cancellations: 10 or more hours from the scheduled lesson time has no penalty. Less than 10 to 4 hours (10%), less than 4 hours (25%) and a no-show is a 50% fee.

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Ryan will travel within 20 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77479.

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