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Ryan P.

Sandy Hook, CT

$60/hour

Test Prep, Elementary Ed., Study Skills - Work in Education

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 26 ratings
Very personable
— Jolynn, Oxford, CT on 2/26/17

$60/Hour


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Roger Williams University
Marketing
Rhode Island College
Master's
Rhode Island College
Other

Education

Roger Williams University (Marketing)

Rhode Island College (Master's)

Rhode Island College (Other)

About Ryan

I am currently a school psychologist in Connecticut with experience in academic intervention, behavior support, and social skill building. I have been a tutor since 2008, particularly in the areas of study skills, writing, reading, college education test preparation, organization/planning, etc. My approach to tutoring is identifying the strengths and needs of the individual and using these areas to guide learning.

I have a strong passion for mentoring people and helping them learn that every person has strengths and areas to build on. I feel it is important to be aware of both, utilize the strengths, and develop/compensate for the challenges. I also feel strongly that everybody can learn! It is finding how we learn best that is often most critical.
I am currently a school psychologist in Connecticut with experience in academic intervention, behavior support, and social skill building. I have been a tutor since 2008, particularly in the areas of study skills, writing, reading, college education test preparation, organization/planning, etc. My approach to tutoring is identifying the strengths Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very personable"

- Jolynn, Oxford, CT on 2/26/17

"Very personable and easy to talk to."

- Tara, Monroe, CT on 7/5/15

"Brought many skills to the table that I needed"

- Kathi, Monroe, CT on 10/21/13
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
GED, Praxis,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
Criminal Justice
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Track & Field

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.

ADD/ADHD

I am a practicing school psychologist who has the opportunity to provide interventions and strategies to students with a variety of disabilities. I have been trained in assessing, classifying, and supporting students with exceptionality. I have worked directly with students diagnosed with ADHD by building executive (planning, organization, self-awareness) and academic skills and consulted with school staff on instructional methods. I have also been in the position to classify students as eligible for special education for significant attention challenges.

Aspergers

As a school psychologist, I have worked directly with students diagnosed with Asperger's (ages K-12) and consulted with school staff on best practice academic/behavior strategies. I find it is helpful to learn what motivates students to engage and use their interests/strengths to guide the learning process. Establishing a good working relationship and comfort level has been very important. I have really enjoyed helping students with Asperger's to continue to build their academic and social skills in a supportive way!

As a tutor at Rhode Island College, I worked with a student diagnosed with Asperger's on strategies to improve executive skills (planning, organization, self-awareness, persisting on/completing assignments), coping skills for nervousness, following the course syllabus, and maintaining focus on the purpose/goal of assignments.

Autism

I am a practicing school psychologist who has the opportunity to provide interventions and strategies to students with a variety of disabilities. I have been trained in assessing, classifying, and supporting students with exceptionality. I have worked directly with students with autism through academic interventions and supporting teachers in developing effective instructional techniques for students with varied communication abilities. I have focused on structuring assignments, using visuals to teach, and reinforcing appropriate behavior.

Baseball

I have played baseball for most of my life! It is a sport that has such a positive impact on many aspects of my life. As a baseball player in high school, I earned All-Division awards for two of my school-years.

I have also had the opportunity to coach youngsters ages 12-15. I have experience teaching the fundamentals of baseball (how to throw, process of hitting, catching a ball, taking a lead, batting and fielding positions, etc.) I have found that skill building takes time and practice, and I have found it rewarding to teach children the game, sportsmanship and teamwork, and self-discipline.

Career Development

As a school psychologist, all students for whom I am responsible have post-graduate and vocational goals. My role is to support them in achieving these goals by providing them career interest assessments, locating community work opportunities and helping students conduct research, and monitoring their ability to succeed in their positions.

As a tutor at Rhode Island College, I also have assisted students in identifying strengths and interests, and matching them with realistic career possibilities. In addition, I have taught students basic self-care and finance skills that may help them to maintain their ideal lifestyle.

Dyslexia

I am a school psychologist with experience with implementing reading and writing interventions/instruction for elementary, middle, and high school students. I have tutored students with dyslexia and severe reading disabilities. Methods I have used include direct oral reading practice with feedback, visual and auditory correction, comprehension compensation strategies, letter formation, linguistic awareness, stress management, etc.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a school psychologist, I have had the opportunity to work with students of all ages and abilities. I currently work with students in primary grades by providing counseling, social skills classes, and academic strategies/interventions. I have had training at Rhode Island college in instructional techniques, monitoring of progress, and reading/writing/math interventions. I have worked directly with students in improving basic reading skills (letter-sounds, letter-names, fluency, comprehension), writing (grammar, sentence structure, paragraph forming), and math (problem-solving, fluency, reasoning).

Within my experiences working with young students with a variety of strengths and needs, I have helped them develop skills and show academic growth.

Marketing

I have a B.S. in Marketing from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. My courses consisted of business management, computer applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), advertising, consumer/product research, etc. I also have sales experience in billboard advertising where I was responsible for selling within an established budget. I have additional formal training in presenting to a target audience, public speaking, and proper interaction with clients.

I also have tutoring experience in Marketing at Rhode Island college as a graduate assistant (tutor). Tutoring sessions included reviewing course texts and providing feedback on assignments.

Praxis

As a graduate assistant and tutor at Rhode Island College, I facilitated groups and 1:1 sessions for all education Praxis exams. I worked with students to learn about the structure of the tests, time management, specific strategies on how to approach certain items that are seen often, and basic reading/writing/math skills. Students who participated in these tutoring sessions most often passed the tests - even if they had failed once or more prior.

I have a very good sense of how to approach the Praxis exams and how to identify patterns in the types of items you may see. I have worked with students to take very realistic practice exams to gauge their progress.

Public Speaking

As a tutor at Rhode Island college, I had the opportunity to help students learn and apply public speaking strategies both 1:1 and within a group. I have emphasized the importance of preparing effectively, being organized, examining non-verbal behavior, building confidence, and mastering the material. Students have often stated that they felt more prepared and comfortable speaking within a group after utilizing many of these strategies!

I have many experiences speaking with both small and large groups. These include presenting sales proposals to administrative teams, providing professional development to faculty in schools, teaching courses, participating on parent forum panels in schools, etc. I have developed skills over time and find that I continue to grow each day as well!

Special Needs

I am a practicing school psychologist who has the opportunity to provide interventions and strategies to students with a variety of disabilities. I have been trained in assessing, classifying, and supporting students with exceptionality. I am currently providing counseling and social skills building with students with a variety of needs (depression, anxiety, ADHD/ODD, learning disabilities, autism, etc.). I also have experience providing support within the home as a home-based behavior support technician for a community agency.

Study Skills

As a school psychologist, I have often been in the position to provide school staff and families recommendations to improve study skills. I have helped children understand what is the root cause of their challenges (i.e., procrastination - planning, anxiety). I am often working with students to build the skills necessary to be a good learner. These include using an agenda, taking notes and reviewing them often, audio-recording lectures, creating graphic organizers, highlighting important content in readings and how to do so, constantly reviewing newly learned information, preparing for classes and planning to actively participate, etc.

As a tutor at Rhode Island College, I have spent much time with many students helping them to develop/improve study skills. I have typically helped them to create goals and monitor their progress along with them. Learning the skill, practicing and applying it, and maintaining the use of the skill has been a focus for my students. Many have had success with using effective and feasible strategies on a consistent basis.

Track & Field

Running is such an important part of my life, and a passion I gained while participating in track and field in high school. I had the opportunity to learn skills to increase my stamina, form, speed, etc. As the captain of the track and field team, I was responsible for helping to facilitate and monitor practices, provide feedback and support at track meets, and teach younger athletes. I have helped these athletes to develop strategies to increase performance including weight training, appropriate race starts, pacing, form techniques, etc.

Roger Williams University
Marketing
Rhode Island College
Master's
Rhode Island College
Other

Education

Roger Williams University (Marketing)

Rhode Island College (Master's)

Rhode Island College (Other)

Very personable

Ryan is great. He spends the time to understand the needs of my son. He is very calm and relates well to kids. He is always on time for our lessons. I would highly recommend him to others.

— Jolynn, Oxford, CT on 2/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 40 miles of Sandy Hook, CT 06482.