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Ryan S.

Oak Brook, IL

$65/hour

Professional ACT/SAT Tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 12 ratings
Thorough, and knowledgeable
— Maria, Elmhurst, IL on 11/14/16

$65/Hour


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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Psychology

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Psychology)

About Ryan

I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Cinema Studies. I have been tutoring professionally for almost three years, and I specialize in ACT and SAT prep. I have helped over 50 students improve their scores significantly on standardized tests. Some of my students have even raised their ACT scores by 6 to 11 points! I also tutor various subjects like Math, Science, History, English, and Spanish. I help students complete their homework, work on papers and projects, and learn important study skills.

As an instructor, I create a friendly and productive environment to help students feel comfortable and build confidence in their test-taking abilities. My explanations, memory-retention strategies, and test-taking strategies focus on making the problems less intimidating and easier to understand and solve.

On a personal note, I am passionate about music; I play the piano, and I like to write and sing my own songs. Some of my other hobbies include films and video games. I relate to young people very well because I bring a sense of humor to the table.

I previously worked as a mental health counselor in the Behavioral Health Unit of a health care facility, where I ran group therapy sessions and provided individual counseling to residents. This position helped me develop good communication skills, patience, and understanding. If I can handle people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, then high school students should be no problem!

I have helped many students increase their Math scores on standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, and PSAT. I have also tutored students who were struggling with Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. I have a graphing calculator, and I can show students how to use its functions to double-check their answers and make sure they are correct.

I have taken Honors and AP courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, and I can help students simplify the questions on the Science section of the ACT to figure out what the questions are really asking.

I am very good at spelling, grammar, and punctuation. I have helped many students increase their English and Reading scores on the ACT. I have also helped many students by proofreading and revising their papers. I can teach the grammar rules and parts of speech. With my help, many students improve their word choice, vocabulary, sentence structure, and organization.

Please contact me if you want to schedule lessons. I'm looking forward to helping you improve your grades and test scores!
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Cinema Studies. I have been tutoring professionally for almost three years, and I specialize in ACT and SAT prep. I have helped over 50 students improve their scores significantly on standardized tests. Some of my students have even raised Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Oak Brook, IL 60523
In-person lessons

"Thorough, and knowledgeable"

- Maria, Elmhurst, IL on 11/14/16

"Great tutor!"

- Mark, Naperville, IL on 4/11/16

"Great Tutor"

- Jenny, Orland Park, IL on 12/9/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Psychology

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Psychology)

Thorough, and knowledgeable

Ryan was extremely knowledgeable and patient. Took the time to explain in detail the material we were covering. Made sure I understood, answered all my questions, was clear and direct. I walked away with a whole other level of understanding and clarity to ACT testing.

— Maria, Elmhurst, IL on 11/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 20 miles of Oak Brook, IL 60523.