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Ryan A.

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College of The Canyons; A.S.- T Mathematics


College of The Canyons; A.S.- T Mathematics (Mathematics)

About Ryan

I am a college student majoring in mathematics at University of California Santa Cruz. I have recently achieved an A.S.- T in Mathematics from my former college. I am also the former president and founder of my college Mathematics Club. I have 5 years of tutoring experience. I have passion for math and tutoring, and I help my students accomplish their goals in a much more efficient way than if they had to study alone.

I work well with both children and adult students, and I make sure my students understand the problems and become effective problem solvers. I work with each student to achieve the best possible results. My goal is to help my students understand the Math concepts, become good in problem solving, and get good grades at School and in College. In order to get good results I will first assess the student's knowledge and then I will help the student master the material he/she needs to learn.

Some more about me; my dream is to become a college mathematics professor and to research and discover more applications using Matrix theory in the 11th dimension to finally unlock String Theory and help prove Einstein's Unified Field Theory! I am in love with mathematics and from the moment I wake up, until it is time to go to sleep, I am studying math, in class lecture learning new math, or with my students tutoring math. Math is my life, and my students are a reflection of my passion.

"Did we really just spend 3 hours doing AP Calculus-it feels like we just started!?"
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I am a college student majoring in mathematics at University of California Santa Cruz. I have recently achieved an A.S.- T in Mathematics from my former college. I am also the former president and founder of my college Mathematics Club. I have 5 years of tutoring experience. I have Read more

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"Very good tutor "

- Michelle, Lancaster, CA on 10/16/14

"Knowledgable and energetic teacher!"

- Rebecca, Lancaster, CA on 9/7/15

"Ryan is definitely a tutor that truly loves Math, knowledgeable and patient with his student."

- Matthew, Canoga Park, CA on 8/31/15

"Ryan A is THE BEST!"

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"Eager to teach!"

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"Very knowledgeable and patient"

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"Outstanding Tutor"

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"Really great tutor and very patient."

- Natasha, Lancaster, CA on 10/11/14

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"Goes above and beyond"

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- Molly, Palmdale, CA on 3/13/14

"Makes learning trigonometry fun."

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ACT Math,
SAT Math
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ACT Math

I am a mathematics major with much experience in studying for the ACT/SAT examinations. I noticed that the ACT is more of an introduction based on preparing for the SAT. The ACT is very fast paced, 60 questions in 60 minutes for the mathematics portion. It contains elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry, which are all subjects I am an expert on. I am very confident in ACT math, and I strongly believe students should study the ACT first to prepare for the SAT. Whatever you may choose, I can help you prepare for the ACT College Admittance Examination.

Algebra 1

My major is Mathematics. I have taken College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus I & II, which are advanced Math courses. Algebra I is the foundation for Mathematical success and Calculus. I make sure my students review and master the concepts every lesson. I have tutored over 40+ students in Algebra I with great results. I can help you build up your problem solving skills and your confidence.

Algebra 2

I am a college student majoring in Mathematics. During the last 5 years I have tutored many students in Algebra 2. Algebra 2 is a little more advanced than Algebra 1 because Algebra 2 introduces many new Mathematical operations seen in future upper division Math Classes. I have tutored over 50+ students for Algebra 2 and have created amazing formula sheets with notes from my experiences to help my student's success. I can help you understand the concepts and become good at problem solving.


I studied the ASVAB back when I was in high school. I was looking into branches of intelligence & defense for our country. I mastered many books and helped my friends study for the ASVAB. My friends depended on me for teaching them mathematics. One went to the United States Military Academy at West Point and one went into the army to fight in Afghanistan through high test scores on the ASVAB. I on the other hand, decided that college was the route for me. Since then I have tutored 4 people in the ASVAB all that chose the CAT-ASVAB (computer adaptive testing). They picked their careers of choice through high ASVAB scores and still to this day tell me they wouldn't be in the career field they are today without my help. I can help you prepare for the ASVAB.


I am a college student majoring in Math. I have experience tutoring my classmates, A.P. Calculus, and Calculus 2. I LOVE CALCULUS 1! It is my favorite Math subject to tutor. I love showing tricks and shortcuts as well as explaining why the Calculus is important for Student/Career success. For beginners, Calculus can be an unpleasant suprise, but with me, Calculus will be a great experience! They say Calculus is the back bone of Physics, and once you understand Calculus, you will fall in love with Math. I can help you become better at Calculus.


My major is Mathematics. I was asked if I can do the Mathematics for the CBEST, so I went through 2 books, and online practice tests and passed them all. I tutored 3 aspiring teachers who all passed the test. It is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions for Math, 50 multiple choice for reading, and two small Essays. I have taken 3 upper level English classes when I was achieving my A.S. in human resources management. I have gone through CBEST books thoroughly so I can easily guide my lessons smoothly. I can help you pass the CBEST Examination.


I play chess daily and I have won an award for best chess player at the chess club at my college. I have also participated in chess tournaments. I can teach beginners as well as intermediate level chess players and I can help you improve your strategies and chess playing techniques.

Elementary Math

I am a college student majoring in Math. I have tutored many students in Elementary Math during the last 5 years. This is the most commonly used Math of people's everyday lives and is important to learn correctly to be efficient in life and for future Mathematical expeditions. I can help you build a solid foundation especially with fractions and percents. I can help you understand the concepts and become an expert in problem solving.

Finite Math

I have tutored all the corresponding Math subjects involved with Finite Math over a period of time. For example, probability from my Basic Math and Algebra Student's textbooks. My experience level in Finite Mathematics is very comfortable. Moreover, I took 3 different practice tests pertaining strictly to Finite Mathematics and passed them all. I enjoy tutoring all the subjects related to Finite Mathematics, as Finite Math has all the Math subjects needed to be successful in life and in other Math classes.


I tutored a friend for a full year taking the GED program at College of the Canyons. I did every single Math problem with her, and a lot of the English portion of the GED. She achieved her GED and it was a great feeling for both of us. My experience; as a result, of tutoring her for the GED left me very confident and capable of tutoring the next. I even took some practice tests to make sure I am well qualified, and passed them all.


I have tutored students in Geometry for 3 years. I have taken Trigonometry and Calculus that require a good knowledge of Geometry and I did very well. I can help high school students and college students with Geometry. I am good not only in problems that require calculations but also in doing proofs.


I am a Mathematics major currently achieving my B.S. in Mathematics. I have tutored 10 students for the GRE and have found this is a very enjoyable test to study for. My students actually perfect their mathematics skills when studying the material for the GRE since the GRE brings back a lot of algebra and basic math into the session. I can help you master the GRE.


I am of Greek ethnicity and have been speaking Greek ever since I was a child. I travel to Greece almost every year so I'm in tune with all the current slang and lingo of the Greek modern language. I have also attended L.A. St. Sophia Church Greek School program where I learned to read and write in Greek and perfect my speaking skills. I taught many non-Greeks while I was there and was able to formulate a great and effective teaching style.

Linear Algebra

I just completed Elementary Linear Algebra at my college. I tutored 3 classmates, and held study groups where I led the group using the marker board. I achieved an A in the class. What my class covered was Matrices, Determinants, Euclidean Vector Spaces, General Vector Spaces, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Inner Product Spaces, Diagonalization, General Linear Transformations, and proofs... I can help you learn and understand Linear Algebra.


I have tutored 7 people for the Praxis Examination and they all passed effortlessly. The mathematics used in the Praxis are similar to my expertise and daily tutoring in mathematics such as: operations & numbers, algebra, geometry, probability & data analysis. I can help you pass the Praxis Examination.


I am a college student majoring in Mathematics. I have over 5 years of experience tutoring students in Prealgebra. Prealgebra is a perfect opportunity to master fractions and algebraic operations that will give you experience to move forward and on to higher Math classes. I will help you build a strong foundation in Prealgebra so you can understand the concepts and learn how to solve problems on your own.


I am good at Precalculus. I know what a student needs to learn to be successful not only in precalculus but also in calculus. I will help you do well in Precalculus so you can have a good mathematical foundation when you take Calculus. I have tutored 20+ college students and 20+ highschoolers in precalculus and they all did a great job.

SAT Math

As an experienced mathematics Tutor, I know the struggle of SAT Math. The word to describe SAT math is "tricky." When I first began studying SAT math, I was getting stuck on almost every problem and was only able to achieve around 5-600 on the scale score range. But I kept studying it, going over problems, taking practice SAT tests from books and online, and I now score 750-800. I must have put in 300+ hours of studying just so I could tutor efficiently and correctly for the student(s). I am highly confident in SAT math, and I understand the importance of a high test score to get into the college of your choice. I can help you prepare for the SAT College Admittance Examination.


I am a college student majoring in mathematics. I LOVE TRIGONOMETRY second to calculus. I have tutored 40+ students in trigonometry. I even tutored an electrical engineer who was forced to take a computer test for his job, after 30 years. He had forgotten some of the math, and requested my help immediately. His subject material was trigonometry mixed with Periodic Waves and Phasor Analysis pertaining to electricity. I actually rejected his request at the time, since I had never tutored trigonometry before, but he said that he had six tutors before me and none of them could handle the new material and that he needed my help. So I agreed to give it a shot, and after one month together, he achieved a 98% and kept his job. He was the first trigonometry student I ever had, and I had to apply my skills to figure out trigonometric applications pertaining to real life using trigonometry with electricity! I will never forget the great feeling I felt when he called me and told me he passed his test and was able to keep his job. That was the day when I found my passion for tutoring mathematics. I can help you succeed in trigonometry.

College of The Canyons; A.S.- T Mathematics


College of The Canyons; A.S.- T Mathematics (Mathematics)

Very good tutor — My son is 11 and in 6th grade. Ryan has been tutoring him for 2 1/2 weeks now. I have noticed that my son's attitude toward math (prealgebra) has changed. He looks forward to his tutor lesson each week. My son doesn't need to raise his hand because he's confused since he has started tutoring. Ryan has been great with him, makes it fun, but builds his confidence at the same time. And although his ...

— Michelle, Lancaster, CA on 10/16/14

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