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Ryan A.

Long Beach, CA

$70/hour

Experienced Tutor with MS in Physics Offering Multiple Subjects

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50+ Hours
4.9 average from 19 ratings
knowledgeable and patient
— Meaghan, Fresno, CA on 3/2/16

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University of California, Merced
Math Physics
California State University, Fresno
Master's

Education

University of California, Merced (Math Physics)

California State University, Fresno (Master's)

About Ryan

I graduated with high honors from UC Merced in 2013 after only three years, and I graduated from CSU Fresno with an MS, also with honors. I've been tutoring since 2012, first at the Bali Learning Center in Merced (until Fall 2015), then privately once the travel became too much of a burden. As such, I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience in a wide variety of subjects. These subjects include (but are not necessarily limited to) any level math (including statistics), any level physics, high school level biology, chemistry, and English, SAT prep (including the new SAT), ACT prep, and introductory coding (Python, Java, and C++). Additionally, I was a Teaching Associate at Fresno State for several semesters--I have taught many of the introductory physics labs. I've also participated in various science outreach programs, all of which strive to bring a love and understanding of science to under-served areas. Lastly, I've been a high school physics and engineering teacher at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills for last year.

I'm an avid learner and love imparting knowledge and making a difference in my students' lives. I'm willing to offer any information or advice on any subject I'm qualified to speak on, be it class-related, college application related, or even just life related. I typically aim to be more than just a tutor to my students--I want to be a mentor and a positive influence.

I offer tutoring at a wide variety of times, but prefer to only do late night (after 9PM) in dire situations. I can meet in your home, in the nearest library, or wherever is easiest for you. I charge a base $70/hr for in-person tutoring and $100/hr for late night (emergency) tutoring (online or in-person). I charge a bit more for coding lessons and SAT prep sessions as there is extra preparation and materials needed on my end.

Qualifications: I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis and I just received an MS in the same field. I've also been teaching and tutoring math and science of all different kinds for years, most recently taking a position as a full-time physics an engineering teacher at Bishop Alemany High School. Lastly, I have a few publications out in physics journals, the most recent of which was published in the American Journal of Physics in October 2016.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you need any help in your studies!
I graduated with high honors from UC Merced in 2013 after only three years, and I graduated from CSU Fresno with an MS, also with honors. I've been tutoring since 2012, first at the Bali Learning Center in Merced (until Fall 2015), then privately once the travel became too much of a burden. As such, I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

I do not charge extra for group tutoring. I charge slightly more for SAT prep and coding lessons, due to required prep and materials on my end.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Long Beach, CA 90815
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"knowledgeable and patient"

- Meaghan, Fresno, CA on 3/2/16

"Patient"

- Joe, Clovis, CA on 8/12/16
Ryan replied on 8/15/2016

Hi Joe! I went to the college to post your flier for a replacement tutor on Friday, but nobody was in the Engineering office. I decided to go back today and make sure they know that you're looking for a coding tutor. If there's anything else you think I could do to help, let me know!

Computer:
Computer Engineering, Computer Gaming, Computer Science, General Computer,
MATLAB
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
GRE,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have been teaching ACT prep for several years and all of my students have received a score they felt happy with. When I tutor this subject, I typically teach the student to use a companion text (typically Barron's). By teaching them how to use the text, the student can improve their understanding on their own when they aren't able to meet with me.

ACT Math

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis and I graduated from my university with high honors. As such, I took (and aced) many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including ACT Math) for several years now. I am intimately familiar with the requirements of the ACT test and will often use a companion book (Barron's is my favorite, but I've used others as well) when working with students.

ACT Reading

I've been tutoring ACT Prep (all sections) for several years. I typically use a companion text (Barron's is my preference) when teaching students how to tackle this test.

ACT Science

I have a BS in physics and will soon have an MS in physics. I've also tutored ACT Prep (all sections) for several years now. When teaching students ACT Prep, I usually use a companion test for assigning homework and guiding the student. I prefer to use Barron's, but I've used other texts as well.

Algebra 1

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. As such, I took many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including Algebra 1) for several years now.

Algebra 2

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. I've also tutored various math subjects, including Algebra 2, for years. I'm intimately familiar with the topics and have many tricks for learning the material.

Astronomy

I have an MS in physics. As such, I was required to take several astrophysics and astronomy courses. I am well-versed in everything from cosmology to general relativity!

Biology

I have my BS in Physics and will soon have my MS in Physics. As such, I needed to take several biology and biophysics courses. These courses, in addition to the years of tutoring I've given on the subject, have more than prepared me for tutoring high school biology.

Calculus

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. As such, I took many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including calculus) for several years now. I am intimately familiar with the requirements of the Calculus AB and BC tests and tend to focus on the most important elements of those tests when tutoring.

Chemistry

I have my BS in Physics and I needed to take several chemistry and physical chemistry college level courses. These courses (all of which I aced), in addition to the years of tutoring I've given on the subject, have prepared me for teaching this subject.

College Counseling

I have been mentoring college-bound students for five years now. Among many things, I have helped my students and mentees with entrance exams, essays, and financial options available to new or current college students. I have also helped students that are looking to attend college decide how best to make themselves appealing to their favorite schools. I have worked closely with several admissions offices to best learn how the selection process is made, and I have (obviously) attended college recently enough to have personal experience to draw upon.

Differential Equations

I have a BS in physics with mathematical emphases and an MS in the same field. I wrote my thesis on physics math theory and I am publishing a paper in the American Journal of Physics based on my thesis research (publish date: Oct 2016, available upon request). I have taken and aced just about every math class imaginable at the undergraduate level, and several physics-related math graduate courses (group theory, functional analysis, advanced numerical analysis, etc...). Not only do I have a mastery of many math subjects (including differential equations, obviously), but I have the unique understanding of math that can come only from the practical application that physics and engineering offers.

English

At one time I was actually considering making English and English literature my life-long passion! I won several poetry and essay contests when I was younger, and I have tutored SAT English for several years now. I am also an experienced and accomplished science writer.

General Computer

I have been using computers all my life! I've built several computers, taken several coding and computer science/engineering courses in college, and done hours and hours of independent research regarding computers. If you want information on the inner-workings of a computer, a network, or a program, I can help you out!

Geometry

I have my BS in Physics with an emphasis in mathematics. I also tutored geometry for years at the Bali Learning Center in Merced. In the past, I've been able to raise my students' confidence in the subject material and boost their grade considerably.

Grammar

I have been an avid reader, an English language enthusiast, and an SAT English tutor for many years. This has prepared me more than adequately teaching and correcting grammar.

GRE

I have been helping people prepare for the GRE since 2013. I myself took the GRE that year and scored in the 98th and 99th percentiles for English and Math respectively. Having relatively recently taken the test, and having taught it for several years now, I am confident that I would be able to help anyone with feeling comfortable and prepared for the test.

Linear Algebra

I have a BS in physics with mathematical emphases and an MS in the same field. I wrote my thesis on physics math theory and I am publishing a paper in the American Journal of Physics based on my thesis research (publish date: Oct 2016, available upon request). I have taken and aced just about every math class imaginable at the undergraduate level, and several physics-related math graduate courses (group theory, functional analysis, advanced numerical analysis, etc). Not only do I have a mastery of many math subjects (including linear algebra, obviously), but I have the unique understanding of math that can come only from the practical application that physics and engineering offers. Linear algebra in particular is of great importance in physics, and as such I have used it often on a daily basis myself!

Literature

I have been an avid reader for years and years! I have read and re-read every book that can be found on any required reading lists for high schools, and most books that are required for budding literature majors. Through experience and several classes taken in undergrad, I have a keen understanding of literary analysis and interpretation.

MATLAB

During the course of getting my BS in physics with a mathematical emphasis, I took several classes that took advantage of MATLAB, including several numerical analysis courses. As such, I became comfortable using MATLAB for the purpose of numerics. Additionally, I used MATLAB a bit in the lab I worked in at UC Merced. I used it to create a topographical map of a sample from gathered ellipsometry data, so I have some lab experience with it as well. Additionally I've tutored several students over the past few years in the basics of MATLAB.

Physical Science

I have a BS in physics and I will soon have my MS in the same field. I've been tutoring different levels of science, including physical science, for several years now. All of my students have seen favorable results and I've never had a student express dissatisfaction with my teaching.

Physics

I have my BS and MS in Physics. I've also been tutoring physics for many years and am intimately familiar with the subject material for all of the physics AP tests. I have acted as a stand-in for professors in their lower-division and upper-division college-level physics lectures, and I taught introductory physics classes and labs for two years at the college level.

Prealgebra

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. As such, I took many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including prealgebra) for several years now.

Precalculus

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis and I graduated from my university with high honors. As such, I took (and aced) many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including precalculus) for several years now.

Probability

I have a BS and an MS in mathematical physics. As such, I have a keen understanding of many different fields of math, including statistics and probability. I have tutored statistics for years and I was hired by the Merced Unified School District to run after school prob/stats tutorial programs. This experience and my educational background makes me an ideal tutor for this subject!

Proofreading

I have taught SAT English for several years, and I have always been an avid reader and English language enthusiast. This prepares me for just about any proofreading task that could come my way!

Reading

I have taught SAT English for several years now. Additionally, I have been an extremely avid reader for my entire life. I have also taught several reading workshops in Madera and Merced (CA).

SAT Math

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis and I graduated from my university with high honors. As such, I took (and aced) many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (SAT Math) for several years now. I am intimately familiar with the requirements of the SAT test (including the new version) and will often use a companion book (Barron's is my favorite, but I've used Princeton Review at times as well) when working with students. I am very well versed in the math tactics that the SAT expects students to employ.

SAT Reading

I taught SAT prep classes and gave tutoring in all areas of the SAT for the Bali Learning Center in Merced for years. All of my students improved their scores, some of them by a large margin. When teaching SAT Prep, I provide a companion book for the student to use between lessons. I also provide a detailed lesson plan, assign homework, and help students decide when they should take the test.

SAT Writing

I taught SAT prep classes and gave tutoring in all areas of the SAT for the Bali Learning Center in Merced for years. All of my students improved their scores, some of them by a large margin. When teaching SAT Prep, I provide a companion book for the student to use between lessons. I also provide a detailed lesson plan, assign homework, and help students decide when they should take the test. For writing in particular, I focus on teaching students to express their thoughts quickly, effectively, and clearly.

Statistics

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis, which entailed taking (and acing) several advance statistics classes. I also tutored statistics for years at the Bali Learning Center in Merced, CA. Additionally, I was hired by the Merced County School District to run tutorial sessions for AP stats after school at Merced High.

Trigonometry

I have my BS in physics with an emphasis in mathematics. I also tutored trigonometry for years at the Bali Learning Center in Merced. I know many tricks to help students remember the unit circle and all of those troublesome trig formulas and identities.

Vocabulary

I have been teaching SAT Reading and English for years. Additionally, I have been an avid reader for my entire life. As such, I have developed a large vocabulary and the means with which to impart this knowledge.

Writing

I have been teaching SAT Writing for years now. Also, I have loved writing (particularly persuasive and science writing) for my entire life. Lastly, a paper I wrote this year will soon be published in the American Journal of Physics.

University of California, Merced
Math Physics
California State University, Fresno
Master's

Education

University of California, Merced (Math Physics)

California State University, Fresno (Master's)

knowledgeable and patient

My daughter feels more confident already; he is helping her with trigonometry. We have already scheduled another session with him. Yes, we do recommend him.

— Meaghan, Fresno, CA on 3/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

I do not charge extra for group tutoring. I charge slightly more for SAT prep and coding lessons, due to required prep and materials on my end.

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 15 miles of Long Beach, CA 90815.