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Harvey Mudd/Cornell grad; multi-subject, empathetic tutor

Harvey Mudd/Cornell grad; multi-subject, empathetic tutor

$100/hour

About Ryan


Bio

Hi folks! My name is Ryan. I'm a full-time tutor and former physicist/astronomer with an excellent background in math, science, economics, and English composition. I have considerable teaching and tutoring experience at high school and college undergraduate levels. My primary subjects are physics, math (from Algebra 1 to Calc II), English writing, and SAT/ACT test prep. I also do some chemistry and economics.

Availability Update: I will be out of town until Aug. 10, and Aug. 18-20.

I've...

Hi folks! My name is Ryan. I'm a full-time tutor and former physicist/astronomer with an excellent background in math, science, economics, and English composition. I have considerable teaching and tutoring experience at high school and college undergraduate levels. My primary subjects are physics, math (from Algebra 1 to Calc II), English writing, and SAT/ACT test prep. I also do some chemistry and economics.

Availability Update: I will be out of town until Aug. 10, and Aug. 18-20.

I've recently tutored students from the following schools:

High Schools:

Brea Olinda
Canyon
Cerritos
Copenhagen International School (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Cypress
Damien
Diamond Bar*
El Modena
Fairmont Preparatory Academy*
Fullerton*
Glen A. Wilson
La Canada Flintridge
La Habra
La Puente
La Serna
Los Altos
Oxford Academy (Cypress)
Rosary
Rosemead
San Marino
Servite
Sonora
Sunny Hills*
Troy*
Walnut
Walworth Barbour American International School (Even Yehuda, Israel)
Whitney
Whittier Christian
Yorba Linda

*Typically tutor students from these high schools every year

Colleges:

Cal State Long Beach
Cerritos Community
Chapman
Fullerton Community
Harvey Mudd
Johns Hopkins
Mt. San Antonio Community
Scripps
UC Irvine
UCLA
USC
Whittier

I've also worked with homeschool students and adults not affiliated with a college seeking professional certification/grad school admission.

I'm a National AP Scholar, National Merit Scholar, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. I got a 1580 on my SAT and a 1520 on my GRE. I took and passed 10 AP tests. I received 5s in Biology, Physics B, Calculus AB, Statistics, English Literature, English Language, US History, and Macroeconomics, and received a 4 in Microeconomics and Chemistry (AP classes were not offered in Biology, Chemistry, Macroeconomics, or Microeconomics).

I have a LOT of experience taking standardized tests, and am able to prepare others. There is a subtle difference between teaching students a new subject area and teaching experienced students how to take a test - I have experience and a successful record doing both.

Perhaps most importantly, I've been told I am very empathetic. I am a product of public K-12 education and understand where kids are coming from who attend those schools. I also know that, particularly in math and the hard sciences, much of my work will be confidence building and challenging the negative self-talk about "not being a math person."

I'm also keenly aware that many students haven't been taught/sold the idea that it pays to be organized, and to develop effective study skills. I receive many inquiries from parents who are frustrated because their child is bright, but starting to struggle. Usually this is because the student coasted through earlier coursework without cultivating a combination of work ethic, time management, organizational skills, and a self-awareness about how best he or she learns. It's hard to do this on a short-term basis, but I've had success with some of my long-term students. I'm incredibly proud of my students that make the transition from doing coursework "because it's needed" to "because it's my responsibility" to "because I enjoy it and can see how this will connect to things down the line".

I love what I do! Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. Hope to hear from you soon!

Note: I typically tutor older students (high school, college, adult).


Education

Harvey Mudd College
Physics
Cornell University
Masters
University of Rome, Tor Vergata
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: > 10 miles, I may require a minimum session length of 1.5-2 hours. Cancellation policy: 1/2 of rate for the scheduled lesson; increases to full rate after multiple cancellations.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/7/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I was first introduced to public speaking in 4th grade, when my teacher, sensing an opportunity to break someone of the stereotype of the shy, nerdy kid, required me to deliver multi-page assembly speeches from memory. I have delivered multiple public outreach talks, technical presentations, and lay sermons at churches. I am also a proud member of Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to promoting public speaking. I hope to receive my Competent Toastmaster (CTM) certification later this year.

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I was first introduced to public speaking in 4th grade, when my teacher, sensing an opportunity to break someone of the stereotype of the shy, nerdy kid, required me to deliver multi-page assembly speeches from memory. I have delivered multiple public outreach talks, technical presentations, and lay sermons at churches. I am also a proud member of Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to promoting public speaking. I hope to receive my Competent Toastmaster (CTM) certification later this year.
Statistics,

Statistics

5 on AP Statistics test Tutoring experience in college statistics College coursework: Probability and statistics Textbooks owned: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Gravetter and Wallnau)
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience generating calendars, schedules, and programs of study for high school and college students. I instruct students on how to read a text, how to take notes, how to create formula sheets for their personal use, how to store information for later use and citation in a paper, and how to organize their answers on a page. As a student, teacher, and tutor, I have learned the art of focusing on the urgent and important (Stephen Covey's method) and prioritizing academic work.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored several students in ACT across all four subjects. My experience has been that students tend to find the English and Reading portions slightly easier than the corresponding sections on the SAT. However, despite its name, the science section tests quick reasoning and data interpretation, not scientific knowledge per se. Most students, even those with a strong science background, experience the most time pressure on that subject. I've also advised students and parents regarding the different approaches schools take with regard to accepting scores. Many schools superscore the SAT, while most schools do not do that with the ACT.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I was first introduced to public speaking in 4th grade, when my teacher, sensing an opportunity to break someone of the stereotype of the shy, nerdy kid, required me to deliver multi-page assembly speeches from memory. I have delivered multiple public outreach talks, technical presentations, and lay sermons at churches. I am also a proud member of Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to promoting public speaking. I hope to receive my Competent Toastmaster (CTM) certification later this year.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Total SAT score (2000) of 1580 (780 Verbal, 800 Math) SAT instructor at a Korean test prep camp during summer 2013
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring high school and college students in writing essays. I also have experience teaching and tutoring high school ESL students in English writing. I received a 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam, and a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam. I have experience and a successful track record writing grant and funding applications.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

World History,

World History

College concentration in history Undergraduate coursework: History of the Roman Empire; European History: Rome to 1648; Philosophical Roots of European Fascism; Philosophy of Liberty and Equality; History of the Soviet Empire; Europe and the Transatlantic Alliance Graduate coursework: History of Military Revolutions Strong personal interest in world history Recently read books: Diplomacy (Kissinger) Empire by Integration: The United States and European Integration, 1945-1997 "Constitution of Europe" A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Teaching experience: taught course at the high school level in Algebra 2 Tutoring experience: private tutor of five students in algebra 2
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Teaching experience: taught course in Algebra 2 at the high school level Tutoring experience: private tutor of algebra 2 Textbooks owned: Algebra and Trigonometry, 7th edition (Sullivan) Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th edition (Sullivan and Sullivan)
Biology,

Biology

5 on AP Biology Exam College coursework: Evolutionary Biology (passed out of introductory biology with proficiency exam) Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level introductory biology.
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus AB exam College coursework: Calculus; differential equations; linear algebra; multivariable calculus; Fourier series and boundary value problems (partial differential equations) Teaching experience: taught course in AP Calculus at the high school level Textbooks owned: Vector Calculus Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems Applied Complex Analysis with Partial Differential Equations Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Received a 4 on AP Chemistry test (independent study) College coursework: two semester courses of college chemistry Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level chemistry Textbooks owned: Principles of Modern Chemistry (Oxtoby and Nachtreib)
Geometry,

Geometry

Experience: high school teacher of geometry Tutoring experience in geometry Textbooks owned: Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach Glencoe Geometry
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics (high honors) Teaching experience in high school physics Tutoring experience in high school and college physics Undergraduate coursework: Introductory mechanics; special relativity; electricity and magnetism; quantum mechanics (two courses); field theory; theoretical mechanics; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics; lab coursework in mechanics; quantum mechanics; electricity and magnetism; optics; electronics; observational astronomy; general relativity; fluid mechanics Graduate coursework: electrodynamics; quantum mechanics; various astrophysics courses Related coursework: calculus; differential equations; partial differential equations; linear algebra Textbooks owned: Physics. Vol. 1 and 2 (Halliday, Resnick and Krane) College Physics (Serway and Faughn) various others...
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Teaching experience in high school precalculus Tutoring experience in precalculus Textbooks owned: Precalculus (Foerstter) Precalculus: 2nd edition (Blitzer)
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored an 800 on SAT math. I was a tutor for both SAT I math and SAT II Math IIC. I was an SAT instructor at camp in South Korea - Summer 2013. I am a former high school math teacher.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Total SAT score (2000) of 1580 (780 Verbal, 800 Math) SAT instructor at a Korean test prep camp during summer 2013
Statistics,

Statistics

5 on AP Statistics test Tutoring experience in college statistics College coursework: Probability and statistics Textbooks owned: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Gravetter and Wallnau)
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience generating calendars, schedules, and programs of study for high school and college students. I instruct students on how to read a text, how to take notes, how to create formula sheets for their personal use, how to store information for later use and citation in a paper, and how to organize their answers on a page. As a student, teacher, and tutor, I have learned the art of focusing on the urgent and important (Stephen Covey's method) and prioritizing academic work.
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring high school and college students in writing essays. I also have experience teaching and tutoring high school ESL students in English writing. I received a 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam, and a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam. I have experience and a successful track record writing grant and funding applications.
English, Prealgebra, Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Teaching experience: taught course at the high school level in Algebra 2 Tutoring experience: private tutor of five students in algebra 2
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Teaching experience: taught course in Algebra 2 at the high school level Tutoring experience: private tutor of algebra 2 Textbooks owned: Algebra and Trigonometry, 7th edition (Sullivan) Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th edition (Sullivan and Sullivan)
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus AB exam College coursework: Calculus; differential equations; linear algebra; multivariable calculus; Fourier series and boundary value problems (partial differential equations) Teaching experience: taught course in AP Calculus at the high school level Textbooks owned: Vector Calculus Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems Applied Complex Analysis with Partial Differential Equations Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Geometry,

Geometry

Experience: high school teacher of geometry Tutoring experience in geometry Textbooks owned: Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach Glencoe Geometry
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics (high honors) Teaching experience in high school physics Tutoring experience in high school and college physics Undergraduate coursework: Introductory mechanics; special relativity; electricity and magnetism; quantum mechanics (two courses); field theory; theoretical mechanics; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics; lab coursework in mechanics; quantum mechanics; electricity and magnetism; optics; electronics; observational astronomy; general relativity; fluid mechanics Graduate coursework: electrodynamics; quantum mechanics; various astrophysics courses Related coursework: calculus; differential equations; partial differential equations; linear algebra Textbooks owned: Physics. Vol. 1 and 2 (Halliday, Resnick and Krane) College Physics (Serway and Faughn) various others...
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Teaching experience in high school precalculus Tutoring experience in precalculus Textbooks owned: Precalculus (Foerstter) Precalculus: 2nd edition (Blitzer)
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored an 800 on SAT math. I was a tutor for both SAT I math and SAT II Math IIC. I was an SAT instructor at camp in South Korea - Summer 2013. I am a former high school math teacher.
Statistics,

Statistics

5 on AP Statistics test Tutoring experience in college statistics College coursework: Probability and statistics Textbooks owned: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Gravetter and Wallnau)
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is typically not taught as a standalone subject. It is usually folded into a precalculus/math analysis class taken the year after Algebra 2. By far, student regularly cite this as the most challenging portion of a precalculus class. It requires a great deal of memorization and an ability to juggle multiple equations/identities. I usually spend a great deal of time drilling students in the unit circle. We then transition to the basic and intermediate identities. Proving an identity is typically the hardest task. Once students develop their basic knowledge sufficiently, I give them a set of guidelines that provide possible strategies against trig identity problems. Note that the nature of the problems means that there is not a strict hierarchy of superordinate/subordinate rules. Rather, there are a few things that students can try on each problem. I make certain to teach *how* a student can recognize which tools are more likely to work in a given situation.
ACT Math, Prealgebra, Probability

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Teaching experience: taught course at the high school level in Algebra 2 Tutoring experience: private tutor of five students in algebra 2
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Teaching experience: taught course in Algebra 2 at the high school level Tutoring experience: private tutor of algebra 2 Textbooks owned: Algebra and Trigonometry, 7th edition (Sullivan) Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th edition (Sullivan and Sullivan)
Biology,

Biology

5 on AP Biology Exam College coursework: Evolutionary Biology (passed out of introductory biology with proficiency exam) Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level introductory biology.
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus AB exam College coursework: Calculus; differential equations; linear algebra; multivariable calculus; Fourier series and boundary value problems (partial differential equations) Teaching experience: taught course in AP Calculus at the high school level Textbooks owned: Vector Calculus Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems Applied Complex Analysis with Partial Differential Equations Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Received a 4 on AP Chemistry test (independent study) College coursework: two semester courses of college chemistry Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level chemistry Textbooks owned: Principles of Modern Chemistry (Oxtoby and Nachtreib)
Geometry,

Geometry

Experience: high school teacher of geometry Tutoring experience in geometry Textbooks owned: Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach Glencoe Geometry
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics (high honors) Teaching experience in high school physics Tutoring experience in high school and college physics Undergraduate coursework: Introductory mechanics; special relativity; electricity and magnetism; quantum mechanics (two courses); field theory; theoretical mechanics; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics; lab coursework in mechanics; quantum mechanics; electricity and magnetism; optics; electronics; observational astronomy; general relativity; fluid mechanics Graduate coursework: electrodynamics; quantum mechanics; various astrophysics courses Related coursework: calculus; differential equations; partial differential equations; linear algebra Textbooks owned: Physics. Vol. 1 and 2 (Halliday, Resnick and Krane) College Physics (Serway and Faughn) various others...
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Teaching experience in high school precalculus Tutoring experience in precalculus Textbooks owned: Precalculus (Foerstter) Precalculus: 2nd edition (Blitzer)
Statistics,

Statistics

5 on AP Statistics test Tutoring experience in college statistics College coursework: Probability and statistics Textbooks owned: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Gravetter and Wallnau)
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience generating calendars, schedules, and programs of study for high school and college students. I instruct students on how to read a text, how to take notes, how to create formula sheets for their personal use, how to store information for later use and citation in a paper, and how to organize their answers on a page. As a student, teacher, and tutor, I have learned the art of focusing on the urgent and important (Stephen Covey's method) and prioritizing academic work.
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring high school and college students in writing essays. I also have experience teaching and tutoring high school ESL students in English writing. I received a 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam, and a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam. I have experience and a successful track record writing grant and funding applications.
English, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked with five separate high school students to help them prepare for the college applications process. Together, we generate a schedule and study plan that will improve performance on the required standardized tests. I also provide guidelines as to the content, tone, and structure of the personal statement. Finally, I also provide guidance about the heavier importance most students should place on financial aid, and guide them through this process. I do not discourage scholarship applications, but I manage expectations, and provide guidance about essay content tailored to the specific scholarship.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience generating calendars, schedules, and programs of study for high school and college students. I instruct students on how to read a text, how to take notes, how to create formula sheets for their personal use, how to store information for later use and citation in a paper, and how to organize their answers on a page. As a student, teacher, and tutor, I have learned the art of focusing on the urgent and important (Stephen Covey's method) and prioritizing academic work.
Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

Experience: Tutoring experience: tutored students at college level in introductory astronomy B.S. in Physics (high honors) with an emphasis on astronomy. Relevant coursework:introductory astrophysics, planetary astrophysics, x-ray astronomy, observational astronomy, optics, quantum mechanics M.S. in Astrophysics and Space Sciences Relevant coursework: galactic astrophysics; planetary astrophysics; infrared and optical instrumentation; electrodynamics. Field experience: Optical observations at Table Mountain Observatory; Near-IR observations using adaptive optics and aperture masking interferometry at Palomar Observatory. Textbooks owned: Introduction to Astronomy (Carroll and Ostlie) Planetary Sciences (De Pater and Lissauer) and many, many more.
Biology,

Biology

5 on AP Biology Exam College coursework: Evolutionary Biology (passed out of introductory biology with proficiency exam) Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level introductory biology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Received a 4 on AP Chemistry test (independent study) College coursework: two semester courses of college chemistry Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level chemistry Textbooks owned: Principles of Modern Chemistry (Oxtoby and Nachtreib)
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics (high honors) Teaching experience in high school physics Tutoring experience in high school and college physics Undergraduate coursework: Introductory mechanics; special relativity; electricity and magnetism; quantum mechanics (two courses); field theory; theoretical mechanics; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics; lab coursework in mechanics; quantum mechanics; electricity and magnetism; optics; electronics; observational astronomy; general relativity; fluid mechanics Graduate coursework: electrodynamics; quantum mechanics; various astrophysics courses Related coursework: calculus; differential equations; partial differential equations; linear algebra Textbooks owned: Physics. Vol. 1 and 2 (Halliday, Resnick and Krane) College Physics (Serway and Faughn) various others...
ACT Science, Physical Science, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience generating calendars, schedules, and programs of study for high school and college students. I instruct students on how to read a text, how to take notes, how to create formula sheets for their personal use, how to store information for later use and citation in a paper, and how to organize their answers on a page. As a student, teacher, and tutor, I have learned the art of focusing on the urgent and important (Stephen Covey's method) and prioritizing academic work.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Teaching experience: taught course at the high school level in Algebra 2 Tutoring experience: private tutor of five students in algebra 2
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Teaching experience: taught course in Algebra 2 at the high school level Tutoring experience: private tutor of algebra 2 Textbooks owned: Algebra and Trigonometry, 7th edition (Sullivan) Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th edition (Sullivan and Sullivan)
Biology,

Biology

5 on AP Biology Exam College coursework: Evolutionary Biology (passed out of introductory biology with proficiency exam) Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level introductory biology.
Calculus,

Calculus

5 on AP Calculus AB exam College coursework: Calculus; differential equations; linear algebra; multivariable calculus; Fourier series and boundary value problems (partial differential equations) Teaching experience: taught course in AP Calculus at the high school level Textbooks owned: Vector Calculus Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems Applied Complex Analysis with Partial Differential Equations Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Received a 4 on AP Chemistry test (independent study) College coursework: two semester courses of college chemistry Tutoring experience: private tutor of college-level chemistry Textbooks owned: Principles of Modern Chemistry (Oxtoby and Nachtreib)
Geometry,

Geometry

Experience: high school teacher of geometry Tutoring experience in geometry Textbooks owned: Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach Glencoe Geometry
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Experience: Tutoring experience at college level for macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate level coursework in introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. Undergraduate and graduate level coursework in game theory and behavioral economics. Related skills: Fluent in Excel, calculus, statistics, and partial differential equations. Strong personal interest in economics Recent relevant reading: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World Textbooks owned: Economics: 12th edition (McConnell and Brue) Strategies and Games: 2nd Edition (Dutta)
Physics,

Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics (high honors) Teaching experience in high school physics Tutoring experience in high school and college physics Undergraduate coursework: Introductory mechanics; special relativity; electricity and magnetism; quantum mechanics (two courses); field theory; theoretical mechanics; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics; lab coursework in mechanics; quantum mechanics; electricity and magnetism; optics; electronics; observational astronomy; general relativity; fluid mechanics Graduate coursework: electrodynamics; quantum mechanics; various astrophysics courses Related coursework: calculus; differential equations; partial differential equations; linear algebra Textbooks owned: Physics. Vol. 1 and 2 (Halliday, Resnick and Krane) College Physics (Serway and Faughn) various others...
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored an 800 on SAT math. I was a tutor for both SAT I math and SAT II Math IIC. I was an SAT instructor at camp in South Korea - Summer 2013. I am a former high school math teacher.
Statistics,

Statistics

5 on AP Statistics test Tutoring experience in college statistics College coursework: Probability and statistics Textbooks owned: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Gravetter and Wallnau)
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience generating calendars, schedules, and programs of study for high school and college students. I instruct students on how to read a text, how to take notes, how to create formula sheets for their personal use, how to store information for later use and citation in a paper, and how to organize their answers on a page. As a student, teacher, and tutor, I have learned the art of focusing on the urgent and important (Stephen Covey's method) and prioritizing academic work.
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring high school and college students in writing essays. I also have experience teaching and tutoring high school ESL students in English writing. I received a 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam, and a 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam. I have experience and a successful track record writing grant and funding applications.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored several students in ACT across all four subjects. My experience has been that students tend to find the English and Reading portions slightly easier than the corresponding sections on the SAT. However, despite its name, the science section tests quick reasoning and data interpretation, not scientific knowledge per se. Most students, even those with a strong science background, experience the most time pressure on that subject. I've also advised students and parents regarding the different approaches schools take with regard to accepting scores. Many schools superscore the SAT, while most schools do not do that with the ACT.
CBEST,

CBEST

I took the entire CBEST in one sitting and passed with high scores (Reading 80, Math 73, Writing 63) in each subject. My experience in teaching SAT provides an excellent foundation for teaching this subject, with the modifications for more subtle grammar on reading/subtle reading comprehension work on math.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked with five separate high school students to help them prepare for the college applications process. Together, we generate a schedule and study plan that will improve performance on the required standardized tests. I also provide guidelines as to the content, tone, and structure of the personal statement. Finally, I also provide guidance about the heavier importance most students should place on financial aid, and guide them through this process. I do not discourage scholarship applications, but I manage expectations, and provide guidance about essay content tailored to the specific scholarship.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored an 800 on SAT math. I was a tutor for both SAT I math and SAT II Math IIC. I was an SAT instructor at camp in South Korea - Summer 2013. I am a former high school math teacher.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Total SAT score (2000) of 1580 (780 Verbal, 800 Math) SAT instructor at a Korean test prep camp during summer 2013
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Ryan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 14 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (461 ratings)
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Reviews


He is a knowledgeable tutor.

I think he is a conscientious teacher. I asked him to teach my son physics. I felt he was very professional and efficient. So I would like to recommend this teacher to you.

Elaina, 7 lessons with Ryan

Knowledgeable and flexible

My daughter attends college and was struggling with Statistics and now with Ryan’s help has been getting A's and B's. I appreciate his help with the amazing progress.

Rosita, 7 lessons with Ryan

Completely prepared and able to understand on the fly.

Ryan has a great grasp of calculus, and even with questions which are out of the ordinary or not what is used any longer, he is able to figure out how it is done and guide the student as to what should be done quick and efficiently.

Nadia, 2 lessons with Ryan

Outstanding tutor!

Ryan is an excellent Physics tutor! He is extremely knowledgable with the subject matter and very patient with our daughter. If you need a tutor, don't hesitate, contact Ryan and get started.

Richard, 4 lessons with Ryan
Tutor responded:

Thanks Richard! It's been a pleasure.

Highly recommended teacher

Ryan possesses all the essential qualities of an excellent tutor. He is knowledgeable, patient, caring, courteous, accommodating and punctual. I believe that he is the best and most effective tutor in Math as well as in many other subjects. My child is very lucky to be taught by him.

Kit, 1 lesson with Ryan
Tutor responded:

Thanks Kit!

The right pick

Not only does he know math, he knows how to teach it. Very, very thorough. So very glad we picked him. You always want the best for your child and this tutor appears to be it.

Tamara, 12 lessons with Ryan

Great teacher

He goes at a nice learning pace and has good teaching methods. I would definitely recommend him to other people.

Christina, 1 lesson with Ryan

Knowledgeable with great teaching strategies

We feel very fortunate to have come across Ryan, and his tutoring service. Ryan begins by assessing the individual student's learning style, and the student's immediate needs and challenges. Our daughter needed support with Algebra II. Ryan's approach with our daughter, and the math strategies he has practiced with her have had a positive impact on her homework and test scores. As a parent, I appreciate how responsive Ryan is to any question(s) that our daughter may have with her homework assignments. His supportive nature has given our daughter a sense of success in a subject matter that she has always felt was not her strength. Ryan truly is a 5 star tutor!

Elva, 11 lessons with Ryan

Great tutor

Ryan provided excellent help for my daughter who was struggling with AP Statistics. He showed tremendous patience and was very thorough. He took the time to find out where my daughter's strengths and weaknesses were and assisted her in understanding the new concepts. He provided a summary or notes after every day of tutoring and it was very helpful. I strongly recommend Ryan if you or your child is in need of tutoring.

Peter, 59 lessons with Ryan
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