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Ryan S.

Baton Rouge, LA

$50/hour

Chemical Engineering PhD Expert in Creative Thought Expansion

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Background check passed as of 11/22/14
4.2 average from 47 ratings
Knowledgable and helpful
— Kaylynn, Baton Rouge, LA on 9/17/16

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Louisiana State University
Chemical Engineering
Tulane University
PhD

Education

Louisiana State University (Chemical Engineering)

Tulane University (PhD)

About Ryan

My long-term aspiration from a career standpoint is to be an educator in a technical field, such as chemistry, engineering, or advanced mathematics. The best method to eventually arrive at that goal is to consistently put myself into situations to pass on the knowledge accumulated through experiences, helping people improve their lives with creative and unconventional solutions to problems, and building sustainable relationships originated from diverse groups and organizations. I believe the best methods for tutoring combine different aspects, including, but not limited to: outside-the-box thinking (creativity), fact-checking (accountability and responsibility), and a balance between repetition and versatility (practice makes perfect, but too much repetition breeds boredom and complacency).

I am a PhD Chemical Engineer with 7 years experience in a diverse range of areas including lubricant product development, lignocellulosic biofuels, process engineering, research and development, and currently sales and marketing. In addition to my strong technical background in a broad range of mathematics, sciences, computer programming, and research, I believe that my excellent presentation and public speaking skills round out my technical core strengths. More specifically, I have the proven ability to help a broad range of people overcome fears with public speaking, test-taking, presenting information, and other aspects of academic and professional life.

My intent is to not only realize short-term gains for the student but also build long-term, sustainable skills to help that person in their respective field. I differentiate my expertise from the rest of the field by the combination of my experience, my creative methodologies, and my hard work ethic. The ultimate goal is to allow people to succeed by installing fundamentally sound analytical thinking skills and expanding their range of capabilities.
My long-term aspiration from a career standpoint is to be an educator in a technical field, such as chemistry, engineering, or advanced mathematics. The best method to eventually arrive at that goal is to consistently put Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For lessons longer than 3 hours, $5/hr is discounted per extra hour. Groups are discounted per extra person ($5/hr), so 3 people tutored for 4 hours would doubly benefit ($50-$10-$5 = $35/hr).

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgable and helpful"

- Kaylynn, Baton Rouge, LA on 9/17/16

"Great tutor!"

- Angel, Baton Rouge, LA on 9/16/16

"Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Nicol, Baton Rouge, LA on 9/6/16

"Great Tutor"

- Randell, Marrero, LA on 3/30/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Biostatistics, Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry,
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science,
Physics,
Psychology
Music:
Saxophone
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
GED, GMAT, GRE,
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Fortran, General Computer,
HTML, Mathematica, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Pascal, Visual Basic, Web Design
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting,
Economics,
Finance,
GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Accounting

My previous experiences in tutoring people regarding Accounting problems has been successful. I recall a specific experience in which I quickly tutored someone about basic Accounting principles, resulting in a successful final exam at LSU. My technical background also covers a broad range of areas like Accounting which are non-Engineering in content. I also have had previous work examples utilizing Accounting principles.

ACT English

My diverse academic background covers both technical and non-technical areas, including English. I have also read many fiction works, critiqued and analyzed papers, and have had previous tutoring experience. Given my understanding of grammatical, literature, and answers to many questions in English as proven by previous test scores (e.g., ACT English = 36), I am confident in my qualifications.

ACT Math

I have an extensive academic background in Mathematics bolstered by excellent test scores in a broad range of areas. Additionally, my previous tutoring experience includes many examples of relevant problems, and different job situations (past and current) involves many calculations and problem-solving techniques. My technical background and qualifications are sound at all levels of Mathematics.

ACT Reading

Given my historical performance on all ACT tests, especially Reading, and previous tutoring experience, I believe I have the right set of credentials to help people with ACT Reading preparation. Specifically, my knowledge of context and content while mastering comprehension has historically resulted in efficient learning and demonstration of concepts in literature. In turn, I think that efficiency and consistency can translate into successful future tutoring experiences.

Algebra 1

My highly technical chemical engineering background reinforces a range of mathematics concepts, particularly algebra. In addition, I have had many previous tutoring experiences involving algebra that have resulted in successes. Both of these facts give me the confidence to make the statement that I am qualified and capable to pass on this knowledge.

Algebra 2

My highly technical background in Chemical Engineering as well as previous work experiences were numbered with many examples of Mathematics-related problems, particularly Algebra. In addition, I had at least a dozen previous tutoring experiences which involved differing levels of Algebra.

Biology

My range of technical credibility includes Biology and related Sciences as proven through previous tutoring experiences which generally resulted in successful outcomes. In addition to making the grade at all levels and understanding fundamental concepts, I added capability in my last job as Process/Operations Engineer by learning the roles of fungi, enzymes, and interactions with Chemistry. My exposure has generally been in conjunction with other scientific disciplines (e.g., Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, etc).

Calculus

My technical background in chemical engineering is full of calculus-related examples, particularly in physics and other fields. From integrals to differential equations by a variety of methods, I am confident and capable in my abilities to solve a range of problems and provide the right knowledge.

Chemical Engineering

Given my B.S. and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering combined with differing work experiences, previous tutoring experiences, and research in various areas, I am confident in my qualifications. From thermodynamics to transport phenomena to kinetics with a strong chemistry background, I am comfortable discussing a broad range of topics and solving many different types of problems.

Chemistry

The combination of a technical chemical engineering background, previous tutoring experiences, and many real-world examples in job situations with chemistry gives me the confidence to state that I can make a significant impact. From stoichiometry to electron spin configurations to complex reaction mechanisms, my knowledge covers a broad range of subjects and problems.

Differential Equations

During my years as an Undergraduate at LSU and in Graduate School at Tulane University, I had heavy course loads which incorporated advanced levels of mathematics. Many of my engineering classes also involved a range of differential equations (i.e., linear, nonlinear, ordinary, partial, etc.). I have had previous experience tutoring colleagues and fellow students in differential equations.

Economics

As part of my technical background, I had many situations that involved an understanding of Economics. Examples included Plant Design, Blending of Composite Polymers, and growth of different business units. In addition, I have previously tutored people in basic concepts such as supply/demand, price indexes, cost analysis, and other economic theories.

Elementary Math

Given my previous tutoring experiences and strong technical background in mathematics, I am confident and capable in my qualifications to help people significantly improve their knowledge and understanding at all levels. Specifically, I think I can fundamentally improve people's conceptual growth in elementary math levels.

Finance

I have had a number of successful previous tutoring experiences involving Business-related fields, particularly Finance calculations. Despite being outside the range of my Chemical Engineering curriculum, I tutored folks at LSU and Tulane on a range of financial principles and problems. Furthermore, I added more credibility by participation in various organizations with business folks (e.g., STLE, AICHe, Tau Beta Pi) to quickly learn finance basics and apply them in different calculations and cost estimates.

General Computer

I have excellent knowledge and application of Microsoft office functionalities (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and others) and know several programming languages.

Geometry

I have significant previous success learning geometry and other mathematical fields. Additionally, I have helped dozens of people in things like act test preparation which consists of plenty of geometry.

GRE

Given my extensive previous tutoring experiences (especially in Mathematics and Sciences) and strong technical background, I believe I have the right combination of capabilities as GRE qualifications. Specifically, I think I can significantly improve anyone's abilities and skills in a range of areas through problem-solving, consistent focus, and positive feedback.

Organic Chemistry

During my years as an Undergrad at LSU and in Graduate School at Tulane University, I had heavy course loads rich with varying levels of chemistry. Specifically, I excelled at LSU in Organic Chemistry and helped tutor fellow students and colleagues in the workplace. I am a PhD Chemical Engineer with over 5 years' experience in a diverse range of areas. I feel very confident that I can help anyone significantly improve their knowledge and skills in Organic Chemistry.

Physical Science

My highly technical chemical engineering background reinforces a range of sciences, particularly physical science and other areas. Previous tutoring experience in physical science and a thorough understanding of concepts give me the confidence to reinforce my capability and qualifications.

Physics

Given my highly technical chemical engineering background, I am confident that I can educate people on a range of physics problems in a variety of fields. From electrostatics to kinematic motion to astronomy, I am capable of understanding problems and explaining thought processes to arrive at solutions.

Prealgebra

My broad technical background in Chemical Engineering covers a range of Mathematics areas, including Algebra. The combination of excellent test scores, proven examples in job situations and academic settings, and a long tutoring history rich with experience increase my credibility in the field. All levels of Algebra, including Prealgebra, should be thoroughly diagnosed for proper implementations of solutions.

Public Speaking

As Sergeant-at-Arms Officer I have served many different roles in Toastmasters International with Chevron Refined Speakers from 2011-2012. Specifically, I demonstrated public speaking, evaluation, organizational, and leadership skills in pursuing and completing a Triple Crown in District 57 (Competent Leadership, Competent Communicator, and Advanced Leadership Bronze were the 3 components of the Triple Crown Achievement). Additionally, I mentored 5 different people successfully in the same time span to overcome fear of public speaking and significantly improve their abilities. I am confident in my abilities because I learned from other high achievers in Public Speaking while applying methods of consistency, expectation management, and creativity when tutoring and mentoring people.

Statistics

My highly technical background in Chemical Engineering, academic and industrial research, and previous work experiences involved different levels of Statistics to solve problems. In addition, previous tutoring subject matter included a range of Statistics-related problems (e.g., probabilities, application of test methods, confidence intervals, and calculus involved to derive formulas).

Trigonometry

My highly technical Chemical Engineering background and previous tutoring experiences were numbered with Mathematics-related problems. Specifically, I have the knowledge and capability in Advanced Math and Trigonometry to apply methods to a range of problems to derive solutions.

Louisiana State University
Chemical Engineering
Tulane University
PhD

Education

Louisiana State University (Chemical Engineering)

Tulane University (PhD)

Knowledgable and helpful — Ryan was a very knowledgeable tutor. He helped me a lot with various types of integration, and by the end of the session I felt much more confident about the material. ...

— Kaylynn, Baton Rouge, LA on 9/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For lessons longer than 3 hours, $5/hr is discounted per extra hour. Groups are discounted per extra person ($5/hr), so 3 people tutored for 4 hours would doubly benefit ($50-$10-$5 = $35/hr).

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 40 miles of Baton Rouge, LA 70816.