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Ryan B.

Arabic, English & Art Tutor

Arabic, English & Art Tutor

$50/hour

About Ryan


Bio

I am a Ph.D. student in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, focusing on Linguistics of Middle Eastern Languages at the University of Arizona. I have been studying Arabic, including Modern Standard (MSA) and Classical, for about 10 years.

In 2013, I earned an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute, providing credentials to teach English to adult second/foreign language learners. In 2016, I earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Modern Foreign Language Education...

I am a Ph.D. student in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, focusing on Linguistics of Middle Eastern Languages at the University of Arizona. I have been studying Arabic, including Modern Standard (MSA) and Classical, for about 10 years.

In 2013, I earned an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute, providing credentials to teach English to adult second/foreign language learners. In 2016, I earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Modern Foreign Language Education (Arabic) from Boston University, providing credentials to teach Arabic to middle and high school students. Since 2013, I have worked as an ESL teacher for young adults, a Math teacher for children, an Arabic teacher for middle and high school students, and a private tutor for a wide range of subjects.

Regarding my Art credentials, I attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for a year before transferring to Bard College in order live closer to home and pursue Arabic studies.

I offer in-person and online tutoring. Please feel free to contact me in case you are interested.


Education

Bard College
Religion
Boston University
Masters
The University of Arizona
PhD

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Subjects

Art

Drawing

Drawing

I studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for a year before transferring to live closer to home and pursue Arabic studies. At RISD, I studied drawing, two-dimensional, and three- dimensional art intensively. I have been exposed to a variety of art approaches, perspectives and forms, including traditional drawing methods and techniques such as hatching and blending, measuring and gaining perspective, and experimental approaches such as drawing by using calligraphic marking and senses. In addition, I studied color theory, painting, sculpture, and graphic design, to name a few. While a student at Bard College, I studied printmaking, including woodblock, intaglio, aquatint and drypoint. Additionally, I volunteered mentoring a young teenager in the arts in producing creative projects of her choosing. I earned a senior art prize in artistic excellence while a high school student. I am interested and open to working with a variety of mediums, including charcoal, colored pencil, pen, clay, metal and glass (stained glass).

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2013, I received an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute to teach English primarily to adults. I later taught English to young adults in New York City and tutored in English thereafter. As a native English speaker, I can help provide the knowledge and guidance to succeed in any of the four skill-sets, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently teach 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Math, 5th grade Religious Studies, 6th Grade Social Studies, and 1st grade Physical Education at a private school in upstate, New York. I also have experience working with 1st through 3rd grade students.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I've been involved in the arts throughout my life, having attended the Rhode Island School of Design for a year. Handwriting is fortunately something that has come naturally to me and had always been a joy to acquire. While teaching at Kaplan, I checked student's spelling and handwriting on either their in-class or homework assignments. Teaching roughly 10 students per class, I worked with students from many different backgrounds, each having their own unique style of writing.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading in classes, such as a "Reading and Vocabulary," at Kaplan in Manattan. I aim to help develop one's reading skills, such as by learning and implementing strategies and by other means. As I tutor in reading, I try to not always simply complete homework or an assignment but have the assignment or task relate to and affect one's life in a positive way.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2013, I received an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute to teach English primarily to adults. I later taught English to young adults in New York City and tutored in English thereafter. As a native English speaker, I can help provide the knowledge and guidance to succeed in any of the four skill-sets, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading in classes, such as a "Reading and Vocabulary," at Kaplan in Manattan. I aim to help develop one's reading skills, such as by learning and implementing strategies and by other means. As I tutor in reading, I try to not always simply complete homework or an assignment but have the assignment or task relate to and affect one's life in a positive way.
Writing,

Writing

I wrote academic papers extensively throughout high school and college. In college, I studied grammar, rhetoric, and style, narrative and analytical writing, thesis development (for short and long papers) as well as how to plan for, structure, and organize one's writing. At Bard, I wrote a 63 page thesis paper for my senior project. I enjoy the writing process as well as reading over, editing, working on, and responding to one's papers. I aim to help one improve, come to connect, and enjoy the writing process more as well.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Religion

Religion

I majored in Religion at Bard College where I studied Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam as well as a handful of religious thinkers, theologians and philosophers, their views on religion and its place in academia. For my senior project at Bard, I wrote a 60+ page thesis paper which compared the works of two classical Muslim jurists on Islamic Law. In writing the paper, I was further exposed to and deepened my understanding of Arabic while studying a few of the Islamic sciences, such as hadith, or the written words and deeds of Prophet Muhammad, and books on tafsir, or the interpretation of the Koran, by classical scholars. I have traveled to Kashmir, Jordan, and India where I was exposed to the practices of Hinduism, Islam, and to Buddhism briefly. Aiming to gain more access to religious texts, I plan to continue studying Arabic for the long term.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently teach 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Math, 5th grade Religious Studies, 6th Grade Social Studies, and 1st grade Physical Education at a private school in upstate, New York. I also have experience working with 1st through 3rd grade students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2013, I received an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute to teach English primarily to adults. I later taught English to young adults in New York City and tutored in English thereafter. As a native English speaker, I can help provide the knowledge and guidance to succeed in any of the four skill-sets, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I've been involved in the arts throughout my life, having attended the Rhode Island School of Design for a year. Handwriting is fortunately something that has come naturally to me and had always been a joy to acquire. While teaching at Kaplan, I checked student's spelling and handwriting on either their in-class or homework assignments. Teaching roughly 10 students per class, I worked with students from many different backgrounds, each having their own unique style of writing.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading in classes, such as a "Reading and Vocabulary," at Kaplan in Manattan. I aim to help develop one's reading skills, such as by learning and implementing strategies and by other means. As I tutor in reading, I try to not always simply complete homework or an assignment but have the assignment or task relate to and affect one's life in a positive way.
Writing,

Writing

I wrote academic papers extensively throughout high school and college. In college, I studied grammar, rhetoric, and style, narrative and analytical writing, thesis development (for short and long papers) as well as how to plan for, structure, and organize one's writing. At Bard, I wrote a 63 page thesis paper for my senior project. I enjoy the writing process as well as reading over, editing, working on, and responding to one's papers. I aim to help one improve, come to connect, and enjoy the writing process more as well.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

Arabic,

Arabic

I studied beginning, intermediate, and advanced Arabic, specifically Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), at Bard College for four years and classical Arabic (fusha) in Jordan for two summers. During my Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at Boston University, I was trained in teaching Arabic to middle and high school students. Over the past summer, I taught Arabic to middle and high school students at Concordia College's Arabic language immersion camp. I am currently receiving training in my Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics, providing me with depth and nuanced understanding of the language. My research focuses on Arabic second/foreign language acquisition (SLA), in which I seek to better understand how Arabic can be learned and taught, particularly for adult foreign language learners.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2013, I received an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute to teach English primarily to adults. I later taught English to young adults in New York City and tutored in English thereafter. As a native English speaker, I can help provide the knowledge and guidance to succeed in any of the four skill-sets, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently teach 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Math, 5th grade Religious Studies, 6th Grade Social Studies, and 1st grade Physical Education at a private school in upstate, New York. I also have experience working with 1st through 3rd grade students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2013, I received an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute to teach English primarily to adults. I later taught English to young adults in New York City and tutored in English thereafter. As a native English speaker, I can help provide the knowledge and guidance to succeed in any of the four skill-sets, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading in classes, such as a "Reading and Vocabulary," at Kaplan in Manattan. I aim to help develop one's reading skills, such as by learning and implementing strategies and by other means. As I tutor in reading, I try to not always simply complete homework or an assignment but have the assignment or task relate to and affect one's life in a positive way.
Writing,

Writing

I wrote academic papers extensively throughout high school and college. In college, I studied grammar, rhetoric, and style, narrative and analytical writing, thesis development (for short and long papers) as well as how to plan for, structure, and organize one's writing. At Bard, I wrote a 63 page thesis paper for my senior project. I enjoy the writing process as well as reading over, editing, working on, and responding to one's papers. I aim to help one improve, come to connect, and enjoy the writing process more as well.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2013, I received an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute to teach English primarily to adults. I later taught English to young adults in New York City and tutored in English thereafter. As a native English speaker, I can help provide the knowledge and guidance to succeed in any of the four skill-sets, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Religion

Religion

I majored in Religion at Bard College where I studied Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam as well as a handful of religious thinkers, theologians and philosophers, their views on religion and its place in academia. For my senior project at Bard, I wrote a 60+ page thesis paper which compared the works of two classical Muslim jurists on Islamic Law. In writing the paper, I was further exposed to and deepened my understanding of Arabic while studying a few of the Islamic sciences, such as hadith, or the written words and deeds of Prophet Muhammad, and books on tafsir, or the interpretation of the Koran, by classical scholars. I have traveled to Kashmir, Jordan, and India where I was exposed to the practices of Hinduism, Islam, and to Buddhism briefly. Aiming to gain more access to religious texts, I plan to continue studying Arabic for the long term.

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Arabic,

Arabic

I studied beginning, intermediate, and advanced Arabic, specifically Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), at Bard College for four years and classical Arabic (fusha) in Jordan for two summers. During my Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at Boston University, I was trained in teaching Arabic to middle and high school students. Over the past summer, I taught Arabic to middle and high school students at Concordia College's Arabic language immersion camp. I am currently receiving training in my Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics, providing me with depth and nuanced understanding of the language. My research focuses on Arabic second/foreign language acquisition (SLA), in which I seek to better understand how Arabic can be learned and taught, particularly for adult foreign language learners.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently teach 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Math, 5th grade Religious Studies, 6th Grade Social Studies, and 1st grade Physical Education at a private school in upstate, New York. I also have experience working with 1st through 3rd grade students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2013, I received an ESL certificate from the SIT Graduate Institute to teach English primarily to adults. I later taught English to young adults in New York City and tutored in English thereafter. As a native English speaker, I can help provide the knowledge and guidance to succeed in any of the four skill-sets, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading in classes, such as a "Reading and Vocabulary," at Kaplan in Manattan. I aim to help develop one's reading skills, such as by learning and implementing strategies and by other means. As I tutor in reading, I try to not always simply complete homework or an assignment but have the assignment or task relate to and affect one's life in a positive way.
Writing,

Writing

I wrote academic papers extensively throughout high school and college. In college, I studied grammar, rhetoric, and style, narrative and analytical writing, thesis development (for short and long papers) as well as how to plan for, structure, and organize one's writing. At Bard, I wrote a 63 page thesis paper for my senior project. I enjoy the writing process as well as reading over, editing, working on, and responding to one's papers. I aim to help one improve, come to connect, and enjoy the writing process more as well.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL

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Reviews

Amazing!

Ryan helped my son with his college Arabic class and this is what my son sent me via text, “Ryan was the most helpful tutor I’ve ever had on anything.” Thank you Ryan. We are definitely using you for all his Arabic needs.

Tracey, 13 lessons with Ryan

Very methodical and patient, trustworthy and thorough

Ryan takes the whole picture into consideration with the student and proceeds with care. He gives the student positive feedback and reinforcement implementing thoughtful strategies to have the student better understand. Working together with the student, the student gets a real teaching and learning experience. I feel confident when Ryan works with my son that this lesson is about more than the particular problem at hand and brings more, in so many aspects, than the task at hand. He is thoughtful, reliable, trustworthy, dependable, and accommodating with scheduling. Very professional and serious about his work too!

Sophia, 25 lessons with Ryan
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$50/hour

Ryan B.

$50/hour

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Response time: 13 hours