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Ryan S.

Washington, DC

$60/hour

Experienced classroom teacher w/ extensive education in social science

In-person lessons

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Penn State University
PoliSci, Philosophy
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D.
Syracuse University
Master's

Education

Penn State University (PoliSci, Philosophy)

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.)

Syracuse University (Master's)

About Ryan

Tutoring

I am an adult ESL teacher with experience tutoring in subjects such as grammar, government, law, chemistry, and math. I enjoy teaching the deeper connections between concepts in order to facilitate understanding and a deeper and wider knowledge base than is required by most tests. I have tutored at both the high school and undergraduate levels.

Expectations

I expect punctuality, a desire to understand the material, a willingness to question assumptions, and a sense of humor. I promise to give my students the same in return. I also expect to be informed of specific topics that would be covered in our first session so I can prepare and maximize the student's time.

Education

At Syracuse University I gained a JD, an MS in public relations, and an MA in international relations. I have two certificates in legal studies: global law & practice and law, politics & media. I also have certificates in graduate studies: post-conflict reconstruction and Middle East studies. Before Syracuse, I attended Penn State University where I obtained a BA in political science and a BA in philosophy. As an undergraduate, for 2 years I was an astrophysics major, and as such can tutor high school and introductory math, chemistry, physics, and astronomy.

Experience

I have worked with the following organizations in varying capacities: Congressman Maurice Hinchey's Office, Ulster County Attorney's Office, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bahrain, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), FairVote, Albany Associates, and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.

Interests

Otherwise, my interests include constitutional law, electoral engineering, new media, democratization, public diplomacy, the Middle East, secularism, post-conflict reconstruction, political campaigns, human rights, and online communication.
Tutoring

I am an adult ESL teacher with experience tutoring in subjects such as grammar, government, law, chemistry,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Washington, DC 20001
In-person lessons
Math:
SAT Math
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Philosophy
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Criminal Justice

I have a law degree and during that course of study took a course in criminal law and another in international criminal law.

Martial Arts

I have been taking and teaching martial arts since I was six years old. I have had a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do since 2006 and just recently received a 2nd degree black belt in Judo. I also wrestled in high school and have experience with Judo and teaching martial arts to children.

Political Science

I have a BA in political science, an MA in international relations, and a JD. I volunteered on Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. I have interned in a US Congressman's office, as well as with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and with the United Nations Development Program. I was a short-term consultant with FairVot, and I have previously worked at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.

Public Speaking

I have moderated several panel discussions and have presented my work at several think tank events. Also, I am currently a classroom ESL teacher.

Religion

As part of my BA in philosophy, I took two courses in religion: Eastern Religions and Western Religions.

Penn State University
PoliSci, Philosophy
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D.
Syracuse University
Master's

Education

Penn State University (PoliSci, Philosophy)

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.)

Syracuse University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 3 miles of Washington, DC 20001.