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Ryan C.

Medford, MA

$40/hour

Astronomy PhD with a passion for mentoring students.

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— Adelina, Janesville, WI on 1/15/17

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Pennsylvania State University
Astrophysics
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
PhD

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Astrophysics)

University of Massachusetts - Amherst (PhD)

About Ryan

I have received my Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Penn State in 2007, and my PhD in Astronomy from the University of Massachusetts in 2016. Now I am a postdoctoral researcher in Astronomy at Tufts University, where I study some of the most massive galaxies in the observable Universe.

Over the years, I have developed a passion for teaching and mentoring students, and I particularly enjoy exploring topics in physics, mathematics, and other sciences with students. I have been given opportunities to teach and mentor students during my graduate studies, both as a TA and working more one-on-one to help students succeed, and I found it to be one of the most rewarding parts of graduate school. Doing pure research alone is pretty boring, and so I'm eager for more opportunities to tutor students in the topics that I am most passionate about.

I have extensive experience in mathematical courses taken in my undergraduate and graduate studies, and I routinely apply those techniques and methods in my day-to-day work as an astrophysicist.

I've been passionate about astronomy and physics since childhood, and I have taken many advanced courses in both subjects, as evidenced by my Bachelors degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics (with a minor in Physics) and my PhD in Astronomy. These are subjects that I know very well, and furthermore I love discussing anything related to physics and astronomy with anyone who will listen.

Please contact me to see if we can arrange some lessons if you need help in any of these subjects!
I have received my Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Penn State in 2007, and my PhD in Astronomy from the University of Massachusetts in 2016. Now I am a postdoctoral researcher in Astronomy at Tufts Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Medford, MA 02155

"Very helpful"

- Adelina, Janesville, WI on 1/15/17
Science:
Astronomy,
Physics
English:
ESL/ESOL
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Language:
ESL/ESOL

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Algebra 1

My undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as my years of research experience in astrophysics, has involved frequent applications of Algebra. I also have spent many hours as a TA, instructor, and mentor to undergraduates in their science courses, and along the way I have spent much of that time tutoring students in relevant mathematical and scientific concepts.

Algebra 2

My undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as my years of research experience in astrophysics, has involved frequent applications of Algebra. I also have spent many hours as a TA, instructor, and mentor to undergraduates in their science courses, and along the way I have spent much of that time tutoring students in relevant mathematical and scientific concepts.

Astronomy

Astronomy is one my greatest passions in life. I've been studying the subject for almost all of my life; first as an amateur in my childhood and then professionally as I earned my Bachelors degree and PhD. Over the years, as my research skills developed I also found myself increasingly drawn to opportunities to teach the subject, and so I seized upon every chance I could during my graduate studies to hold public lectures, teach undergraduate classes, and mentor or tutor students in the subject.

Physics

My education in Astronomy & Astrophysics has always entailed an intimate connection to physics, as evidenced by the fact that I obtained a Minor in Physics from Penn State. I remain well-versed on the core principles of physics, as I frequently apply them in my astronomy research. As a TA and tutor during my graduate studies, I would take great joy in seeing students grasp a seemingly-complicated physical principle when given the right analogy or demonstration.

SAT Math

As one who holds advanced degrees in a scientific field that is steeped in physics and mathematics, I am extremely familiar with the basic mathematical concepts that are important to the SAT. As a professional astronomer, I frequently work with polynomials, fractions, irrational numbers, systems of linear equations, and much of my work is focused on interpreting graphs. These core concepts are all central to the SAT math test.

Pennsylvania State University
Astrophysics
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
PhD

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Astrophysics)

University of Massachusetts - Amherst (PhD)

Very helpful

Ryan put together a list of sample problems for me and took me through each problem step-by-step. I feel much more confident for my physics midterm after this lesson.

— Adelina, Janesville, WI on 1/15/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 10 miles of Medford, MA 02155.