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Ryan N.

Retired LA teacher Specializing in Reading and Writing Improvement

Retired LA teacher Specializing in Reading and Writing Improvement

$35/hour

  • 16 hours tutoring

  • Atlanta, GA 30345

About Ryan


Bio

Hello,
I am a former high school teacher from Iowa, where I taught and tutored Language Arts. When I retired, I became an Interfaith Minister. I now write about world religion and tutor language arts--happily combining my two loves!

I am a member of the International Honor Society, attained the top 1% in the GRE English section, maintained a 3.98 gpa in college, a 3.99 gpa in both of my graduate schools, have published several short stories, and have won several poetry awards. One of my...

Hello,
I am a former high school teacher from Iowa, where I taught and tutored Language Arts. When I retired, I became an Interfaith Minister. I now write about world religion and tutor language arts--happily combining my two loves!

I am a member of the International Honor Society, attained the top 1% in the GRE English section, maintained a 3.98 gpa in college, a 3.99 gpa in both of my graduate schools, have published several short stories, and have won several poetry awards. One of my poems is in the House of Congress.

I also have experience as a high school LA teacher, an elementary and middle school substitute teacher, a University Business School writing tutor, and a private LA tutor. The abilities of my students ranged, and continues to range, from ESL, struggling or remedial, to advanced. I tutor minors as well as adults.

I'd be very pleased to offer tutoring sessions to anyone, of any age. I prefer to prepare the material for my lessons prior to each tutoring session, building upon students' skills in writing and reading comprehension in an organized and thorough manner. Each class is built upon the last, and through this incremental, personalized process the student should demonstrate noticeable improvement. That said, if a student ever needs assistance on a particular assignment, I'd be happy to help them with it.

Tutoring sessions are held in my home office where I have access to my printer, books, student files, etc. This makes the most sense for me and also allows me to maximize my time. Parents can either drop off their children or stay throughout the session. They do not have to remain in the same room, but can sit in an adjacent room if they prefer, where they can make phone calls and engage in their own interests.


Education

University of Iowa
English
University of Iowa
Masters
Meadville Lombard Theological School
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Atlanta, GA 30345
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

While writing pieces for publication, I relied not only on creativity, but also good proofreading! It's necessary not only in works of fiction, but in school assignments, in job applications, in communications with one's supervisors, and in a host of other real-world examples. When I was in graduate school, for example, I helped business students refine their essays and longer papers. Interestingly, the professors were the ones who requested this! Likewise, business leaders appreciate individuals with good writing skills. Having them before you enter the job market or proceed too much further in your academic career will help you tremendously.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

In fiction, good reading involves comprehension of plot, theme, characterization and figurative language; in nonfiction, it requires comprehension of main ideas, key details, and vocabulary. Good teaching conveys all of the above in an engaging, non-threatening manner. By the end of our sessions together, my goal as a tutor is the same as it was when I was a Language arts teacher: simply, that a course previously dreaded by a student become one of his or her favorites. This sea change in attitude occurs only when a student feels competent and secure in his or her skill set, and this is what I undertake to achieve.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a language arts teacher, I worked with students of all abilities. Some of these students had a limited vocabulary, which affected their comprehension of written text, and therefore, their overall school performance. Rather than simply drilling students on prefixes, synonyms, etc. my strategy was to have students utilize vocabulary words in innovative ways that pertained to their own interests. Learning can be dry and boring or interesting and fun. Which does your child prefer?
Grammar

English

English,

English

As a language arts teacher I honed my students' abilities in understanding the plots, characters, settings, and themes of essays, short stories, poetry, and longer pieces of literature. We also spent a considerable amount of time developing clear, accurate, and compelling writing skills. Good writing requires the use of logic and persuasion, and for this reason, students often left the class better thinkers as well as better writers.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

While writing pieces for publication, I relied not only on creativity, but also good proofreading! It's necessary not only in works of fiction, but in school assignments, in job applications, in communications with one's supervisors, and in a host of other real-world examples. When I was in graduate school, for example, I helped business students refine their essays and longer papers. Interestingly, the professors were the ones who requested this! Likewise, business leaders appreciate individuals with good writing skills. Having them before you enter the job market or proceed too much further in your academic career will help you tremendously.
Reading,

Reading

In fiction, good reading involves comprehension of plot, theme, characterization and figurative language; in nonfiction, it requires comprehension of main ideas, key details, and vocabulary. Good teaching conveys all of the above in an engaging, non-threatening manner. By the end of our sessions together, my goal as a tutor is the same as it was when I was a Language arts teacher: simply, that a course previously dreaded by a student become one of his or her favorites. This sea change in attitude occurs only when a student feels competent and secure in his or her skill set, and this is what I undertake to achieve.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a language arts teacher, I worked with students of all abilities. Some of these students had a limited vocabulary, which affected their comprehension of written text, and therefore, their overall school performance. Rather than simply drilling students on prefixes, synonyms, etc. my strategy was to have students utilize vocabulary words in innovative ways that pertained to their own interests. Learning can be dry and boring or interesting and fun. Which does your child prefer?
Writing,

Writing

I went into Language Arts because of my love of reading and writing. Throughout the years, my skills in these areas have increased due to practice with many types of writing--not just essays, not just short stories, not just editorials, etc. Each of these types has its own charm and requirements, and learning the particular skills for one type not only adds a notch to your belt, but also, in a holistic way, improves your skill in all the others. In other words, just as good writing enhances your entire school or work experience, good writing in a particular subset enhances all of your writing--for the skills necessary for one type are just as pertinent for all others.
Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

As a language arts teacher I honed my students' abilities in understanding the plots, characters, settings, and themes of essays, short stories, poetry, and longer pieces of literature. We also spent a considerable amount of time developing clear, accurate, and compelling writing skills. Good writing requires the use of logic and persuasion, and for this reason, students often left the class better thinkers as well as better writers.
Reading,

Reading

In fiction, good reading involves comprehension of plot, theme, characterization and figurative language; in nonfiction, it requires comprehension of main ideas, key details, and vocabulary. Good teaching conveys all of the above in an engaging, non-threatening manner. By the end of our sessions together, my goal as a tutor is the same as it was when I was a Language arts teacher: simply, that a course previously dreaded by a student become one of his or her favorites. This sea change in attitude occurs only when a student feels competent and secure in his or her skill set, and this is what I undertake to achieve.
Writing,

Writing

I went into Language Arts because of my love of reading and writing. Throughout the years, my skills in these areas have increased due to practice with many types of writing--not just essays, not just short stories, not just editorials, etc. Each of these types has its own charm and requirements, and learning the particular skills for one type not only adds a notch to your belt, but also, in a holistic way, improves your skill in all the others. In other words, just as good writing enhances your entire school or work experience, good writing in a particular subset enhances all of your writing--for the skills necessary for one type are just as pertinent for all others.
SAT Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

As a language arts teacher I honed my students' abilities in understanding the plots, characters, settings, and themes of essays, short stories, poetry, and longer pieces of literature. We also spent a considerable amount of time developing clear, accurate, and compelling writing skills. Good writing requires the use of logic and persuasion, and for this reason, students often left the class better thinkers as well as better writers.
Reading,

Reading

In fiction, good reading involves comprehension of plot, theme, characterization and figurative language; in nonfiction, it requires comprehension of main ideas, key details, and vocabulary. Good teaching conveys all of the above in an engaging, non-threatening manner. By the end of our sessions together, my goal as a tutor is the same as it was when I was a Language arts teacher: simply, that a course previously dreaded by a student become one of his or her favorites. This sea change in attitude occurs only when a student feels competent and secure in his or her skill set, and this is what I undertake to achieve.
Writing

Writing

I went into Language Arts because of my love of reading and writing. Throughout the years, my skills in these areas have increased due to practice with many types of writing--not just essays, not just short stories, not just editorials, etc. Each of these types has its own charm and requirements, and learning the particular skills for one type not only adds a notch to your belt, but also, in a holistic way, improves your skill in all the others. In other words, just as good writing enhances your entire school or work experience, good writing in a particular subset enhances all of your writing--for the skills necessary for one type are just as pertinent for all others.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

In fiction, good reading involves comprehension of plot, theme, characterization and figurative language; in nonfiction, it requires comprehension of main ideas, key details, and vocabulary. Good teaching conveys all of the above in an engaging, non-threatening manner. By the end of our sessions together, my goal as a tutor is the same as it was when I was a Language arts teacher: simply, that a course previously dreaded by a student become one of his or her favorites. This sea change in attitude occurs only when a student feels competent and secure in his or her skill set, and this is what I undertake to achieve.
Writing

Writing

I went into Language Arts because of my love of reading and writing. Throughout the years, my skills in these areas have increased due to practice with many types of writing--not just essays, not just short stories, not just editorials, etc. Each of these types has its own charm and requirements, and learning the particular skills for one type not only adds a notch to your belt, but also, in a holistic way, improves your skill in all the others. In other words, just as good writing enhances your entire school or work experience, good writing in a particular subset enhances all of your writing--for the skills necessary for one type are just as pertinent for all others.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Great Tutor

She showed up 25 min before our schedule time frame very pleasant and knowledgeable about the subject matter . I like the fact that she read the course material and written up a ruff draft for me to use as a guide to help identify and understand what was called for . I would definitely recommend and use Ryan services again.

Darryl, 2 lessons with Ryan
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