Highly Experienced SAT, Chemistry, and Mathematics Tutor
Highly Experienced SAT, Chemistry, and Mathematics Tutor
"Very dedicated, SAT score improvement seen quickly"
Maria , 9 lessons with Ryan
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I've been tutoring secondary level mathematics and science courses since 2007 and doing SAT preparation since 2011. In May of 2016, I graduated cum laude from The University of South Florida, earning a bachelors of science in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. In December of 2017, I officially earned enough credits in my graduate coursework to claim my masters of science in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from the same university. I began my tutoring career through The...
I've been tutoring secondary level mathematics and science courses since 2007 and doing SAT preparation since 2011. In May of 2016, I graduated cum laude from The University of South Florida, earning a bachelors of science in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. In December of 2017, I officially earned enough credits in my graduate coursework to claim my masters of science in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from the same university. I began my tutoring career through The National Honor Society at Whippany Park High School in New Jersey where I graduated 7th in my class of 164 students. During my freshman year, I traveled to the local middle school to tutor eleven to fourteen year old students in elementary math, elementary science, pre-algebra, and honors algebra one. From my sophomore year on, I exclusively tutored fellow high school students. By my senior year, I was eligible to tutor pre-calculus, algebra II, trigonometry, geometry, statistics, algebra I, chemistry, biology, physics, earth science, and study skills. I was also asked to be the biology student teacher by the supervisor of the science department. After school each Wednesday, I ran a group tutoring session in the library for one hour. At the time, I was a senior taking AP biology and tutoring CP (college prep) and honors level biology. All but one of my students in this group were freshmen (14 or 15 years old). Throughout all of high school, I estimate that I tutored twenty students one-on-one and another six more in group biology for a total of two to three hundred hours.
After graduating high school in 2011, I moved to Columbus, OH to attend The Ohio State University and was soon hired by The Tutoring Club of Hilliard. I had to take a series of tests in mathematics, reading, writing, chemistry, biology, physics, and US history. While with The Tutoring Club, I tutored almost 100 students one-on-one and taught five SAT prep classes with thirty to thirty five students in each. I'm unsure of the exact amount of hours that I tutored, but I worked approximately fifteen hours a week for twenty months, so that multiplies to roughly 1300 hours. My supervisors at this tutoring center taught me a lot about conveying information to others. Every tutor on this website has a good understanding of a subject like elementary math. However, even some of the most intelligent people in the world have trouble passing their knowledge along to others. While working for The Tutoring Club, I learned several different ways to explain the exact same concept. Different people learn through different means. If a student is having trouble understanding a concept or problem, I have the ability to easily alter my method of explanation. Most students have to conform to their teachers' methods, but I've learned to adjust my tutoring approach to fit each individual's style of learning. I worked with The Tutoring Club for almost 20 months, spending my last eight solely teaching SAT prep classes. I tutored people as young as five and as old as fifty in a vast variety of different subjects, specializing in SAT prep and secondary level mathematics and science courses.
I SPECIALIZE IN SAT PREPARATION! While in high school, I scored an 800 on the mathematics section, a 670 on the reading section, and a 710 on the writing section for a total score of 2180 (equivalent to a 1500 on today's SAT). After working as a tutor for a year, I retook the test to become eligible to tutor for the SAT in a classroom-like environment. In order to teach in a classroom, one had to have a minimum score of 2300. I narrowly passed this margin with a 2310 (equivalent to a 1560 on today's SAT), losing fifty points on the reading section and forty on the writing section. I use the exact same tutoring style that my own SAT tutor used with me back in 2009. Although the test itself has changed, many of the same tricks and tips that were always applicable to the SAT are still applicable. My tutor taught me that the SAT is a test that one can learn how to take; it's literally a test that can be memorized. When my students go to take the SAT, they have already seen several similar problems, they know the format of the test, and they always score higher than they did before we began our lessons. My SAT program requires a lot of work, and students have to do most of it on their own. Long term students must be willing to do at least 2 to 2.5 hours of SAT homework each week. My program is a bit different for short term SAT students who are taking the test within six weeks. I expect all of my SAT students to adhere to the standards of my program. Please message me for details.
For the past few years at USF, I've continued to tutor to help pay my way through school. I transferred to USF from Ohio State in 2013 when my college fund ran dry. Throughout my time here, I've been immersed in a bath of chemistry classes. To earn my BS in chemistry, I had to take organic chemistry II, advanced biochemistry I, use of chemical literature, elementary analytical chemistry, intermediate and advanced inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry one and two, and methods of chemical investigation one and two. There may be 2-3 more core classes that I'm forgetting. In my graduate level work, I took similar but more advanced courses on the biological/organic side of chemistry (versus physical/inorganic). I tutor both general chemistry one and two as well as organic chemistry one and two. I have never tutored any upper level chemistry courses, but I'm getting to the point now where I feel like I can tutor a course such as intermediate biochemistry or intermediate inorganic chemistry.
I get back to all new student inquiries as fast as I can. If you send me one at 10:00 PM, it may take me until the morning to get back to you. However, if you message me during the afternoon, it shouldn't take me more than an hour to respond to you.
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Very dedicated, SAT score improvement seen quickly
Ryan has helped me raise my SAT score to a score that I can confidently leave high school with. He is very nice/understanding and will take as long as needed to go over something you don't understand. He also really enjoys what he teaches, especially math, which makes learning it even more enjoyable. Definitely recommend him if you want to go into an SAT test confidently!Maria , 9 lessons with RyanTutor responded:
Hi Maria. I'm very happy that you were able to boost your score high enough to gain entrance to NYU. I know you worked my program hard; you should be really proud of yourself. You earned this!
Ryan was very helpful. Explained things very well and did a fantastic job breaking things down and making sure they were understandable. He made a big difference in helping me prepare for a very difficult test.Benjamin, 1 lesson with Ryan
It went great!
My son has been struggling with chemistry all year. He said Ryan really help him and made it much easier to understand! We are going to continue with Ryan so my son can get a solid handle on his class this year!Paige, 8 lessons with Ryan
Pert Math prep
Well verse in this subject. He was well prepared for any questions I ask him. I will definitely, continue to work this tutor.Stacy, 2 lessons with Ryan
Very knowledgeable and patient
I have been very impressed with the way Ryan has been tutoring my son. He is not only patient but able to explain and give him specific methods to help him improve. I wish Ryan had been able to tutor my older son. I had sent my older son to one of the well-known SAT/ACT prep companies however I was not impressed with them. This is why I looked for another way of tutoring for my youngest son. I am very impressed with the quality of work Ryan has been doing.Elizabeth, 12 lessons with Ryan
Ryan has been helping my son for almost a year. He has really helped him improve his grades and is so easy to work with. Most importantly, he explains the subject (algebra, chemistry, physics) in a way that it "makes sense." We also use Ryan now as his SAT prep tutor. I highly recommend Ryan as a tutor!!!ALysa, 52 lessons with Ryan
Excellent tutoring experience
My daughter has been struggling in Chemistry this year so we hired Ryan. She really liked Ryan's teaching style and has gained some confidence in Chemistry after only two sessions with Ryan. He was punctual and very pleasant with my daughter. She was nervous about having a male tutor but after the first session she said he was the best tutor she has ever had. Thanks Ryan.Todd, 20 lessons with Ryan
Thank you ! thank you ! thank you!
Ryan has been consistently helping my son improve in various academic areas . Not only has he been a great tutor but he has brought my son a lot of confidence in all material learned. Thank you so much for all your patience Ryan :)SARAT, 17 lessons with Ryan
Ryan is excellent
He taught my son SAT math. He is organized. Patient. Explains concepts exceptionally well to kids that struggle with math concepts. We would HIGHLY reccomend RyanStephanie, 8 lessons with Ryan
SAT test prep
Ryan gave me advice for tackling the math subtest...with/without calculator and how to better prepare myself using practice tests and color coded index cards for the problems I am having difficulty with.Jessica, 9 lessons with Ryan
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