Ryan is a Bellingham native and alumnus of Geneva Elementary, Fairhaven Middle School, Sehome High School, University of Washington, and Western Washington University. He has 7 years of diverse experience ranging from one-on-one tutoring with K-12 students facing reading difficulties to adult instruction in advanced areas of mathematics, statistics, and physics.
Ryan has a bachelor of science in Applied and Computational Mathematical Science from the University of Washington, a degree that includes heavy coursework in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, and Physics. He is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology at WWU. In the Department of Psychology at Western, Ryan is conducting research related to specific reading disability (dyslexia).
Though Ryan is currently conducting research on dyslexia and tutoring children with reading and spelling difficulties, he continues to tutor all ages at all levels in Mathematics and Science. He has tutored hundreds of students in
- Advanced Calculus
- Linear Algebra (Linear Programming)
- Elementary Principles (Fractions, etc.)
- Newtonian Mechanics
- Optics and Waves
Reading and Spelling Remediation
With experience as both a tutor and instructor, Ryan understands the importance of working within the course curriculum of his pupils' teachers/professors. He uses an agile teaching style that adapts to a student's needs and provides a unique perspective that complements course material. He communicates with his pupils' teachers and professors to ensure that his teaching method is consistent with curriculum objectives.
Ryan's research on dyslexia and tutoring experience extends to learning disabilities commonly found to be co-morbid with dyslexia, including phonological disorders (stuttering and speech impediment), and attention disorders (ADHD). Additionally, Ryan understands that a child's difficulties in school are not confined to simply learning to read, spell, do math, etc. His extensive experience tutoring children with learning disabilities has given him a strong understanding of the emotional challenges his pupils face daily. Teachers and parents often see those challenges manifest as behavioral issues. Ryan has a unique ability to connect with such students in a way that allows them to enjoy learning and to engage in their own education.
Ryan's experience includes:
- one-on-one K-12 tutoring with Herzog Tutoring in Seattle
including Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Basic Science
- teaching assistantship at Western Washington University in the Department of Psychology
including courses in Statistical Research Methods
- classroom instruction and curriculum design at ITT Technical Institute
including Computer Science preparatory Mathematics
- EFL for children with parent victims of HIV in Lima, Peru
Ryan competes as a cyclist and triathlete to maintain some of the athletic ability he earned as an NCAA Division 1 athlete at the University of Washington in Track and Field. He has traveled extensively on nearly all continents, except Africa (Yes, including Antarctica).
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