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Ryan H.

Ivy League Math and Computer Science Tutor

Ivy League Math and Computer Science Tutor

$89/hour

  • 378 hours tutoring

  • Reading, MA 01867

About Ryan


Bio

I have an undergraduate degree from Harvard in Computer Science and a Master of Education in Math Education from UMass Lowell. I have been teaching at North Reading High School for 15 years, and I enjoy working with students. I have years of experience with tutoring one-on-one including honors students looking for that top grade, and students just trying to pass the course.

In addition, I am married with 3 children, aged 12, 10, and 6 years, so I have experience with a wide range of ages. I...

I have an undergraduate degree from Harvard in Computer Science and a Master of Education in Math Education from UMass Lowell. I have been teaching at North Reading High School for 15 years, and I enjoy working with students. I have years of experience with tutoring one-on-one including honors students looking for that top grade, and students just trying to pass the course.

In addition, I am married with 3 children, aged 12, 10, and 6 years, so I have experience with a wide range of ages. I have been tutoring in Math off and on ever since I began teaching, and have good experience with all levels of high school and middle school math. I also have experience teaching C++, Java, and Python and Javascript, in classroom settings as well as one-on-one. I look forward to working with you soon!


Education

Harvard University
Computer Science
UMass Lowell
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $89
  • Rate details: Rate might be adjusted higher if it is not in Reading, MA 01867.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Reading, MA 01867
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/30/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C,

C

I am qualified to teach C since it is a simplified version of C++. I have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, which involved classes in C, and I worked in private industry for two years, using both C and C++. In addition, I have been teaching and tutoring computer programming for the past 11 years, which keeps my skills sharp.
C++,

C++

I have been teaching C++ at North Reading High School for 7 years. I am quite proficient at C++ considering my undergraduate degree at Harvard was Computer Science, in the C++ language, and then I worked 2 years as a C++ programmer before becoming a teacher.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

Computer Programming is the creating of computer programs! Everything that we do with computers, from Word, to the internet, every page of the internet, games, etc. Everything on a computer or even a handheld device (cell phone, etc.) has a program on it. That program was created by a computer programmer, writing in a programming language like C++, Java, Pascal, Javascript, Perl, etc. I can teach the basics of computer programming. I have experience in C++ as a programmer for 2 years and in my undergraduate major. I also have experience in Java as I have been teaching it this past year to high school students. I also have experience in Pascal from my high school years.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have an undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Computer Science. Computer Science is the art/science of creating computer programs. There are a large number of topics, like networks, graphics, operating systems, data structures, databases, etc. Since getting my degree from Harvard, I worked as a programmer for two years before becoming a math and computer programming teacher, which I have continued until today, for a total of about 15 years.
Python,

Python

I have been teaching the Python language to introductory Computer Programming students at North Reading High School for about 3 years. After this time I feel I have a good grasp of the basics of the programming language. It is a good language for students who have grown past the "Scratch" stage of programming and are ready for a language that is a bit more powerful but also relatively easy to pick up (compared to Java or C)
General Computer, Java

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have been teaching C++ at North Reading High School for 7 years. I am quite proficient at C++ considering my undergraduate degree at Harvard was Computer Science, in the C++ language, and then I worked 2 years as a C++ programmer before becoming a teacher.
General Computer, Java

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

To put it simply, Calculus is the mathematical study of change. How does the position, velocity, and acceleration of an object change as it flies through the air, or bounces on a spring? All can be explained by the beautiful, elegant math of Calculus, discovered by both Leibniz and Sir Isaac Newton at nearly the same time. I can teach both the underlying mechanics of solving problems with Calculus, and even the history of it, if you like!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

To put it simply, Calculus is the mathematical study of change. How does the position, velocity, and acceleration of an object change as it flies through the air, or bounces on a spring? All can be explained by the beautiful, elegant math of Calculus, discovered by both Leibniz and Sir Isaac Newton at nearly the same time. I can teach both the underlying mechanics of solving problems with Calculus, and even the history of it, if you like!
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taken a class called Discrete Structures from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in fact, I took the undergraduate version and the graduate version. I have a transcript from UML which I could send you if you need it. Both times taking the course I received an A.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

To put it simply, Calculus is the mathematical study of change. How does the position, velocity, and acceleration of an object change as it flies through the air, or bounces on a spring? All can be explained by the beautiful, elegant math of Calculus, discovered by both Leibniz and Sir Isaac Newton at nearly the same time. I can teach both the underlying mechanics of solving problems with Calculus, and even the history of it, if you like!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Music

General Music

General Music

I studied piano for several years. Also, I have performed vocally with the Merrimack Valley Players and the Hatherly Players for ten years in concerts and musical theater productions.

Science

Physics

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

At the high school where I work, I have run a chess club for about 6 years. In the last 3 years we have upgraded to a chess team where we play different schools around the area. My rating, based on some online play, might be around 1500 give or take a 100 points.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

To put it simply, Calculus is the mathematical study of change. How does the position, velocity, and acceleration of an object change as it flies through the air, or bounces on a spring? All can be explained by the beautiful, elegant math of Calculus, discovered by both Leibniz and Sir Isaac Newton at nearly the same time. I can teach both the underlying mechanics of solving problems with Calculus, and even the history of it, if you like!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (137 ratings)
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Reviews


First Session a Great Success

Ryan is a first rate tutor who is able to pass along his knowledge in a seamless way, putting the student at ease. I knew that he would be knowledgeable, based on his credentials, but I was very pleased with his teaching ability. In the first session, he was able to build rapport with my son, and the session was a success. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a great tutor who knows how to teach his subject.

Karen, 3 lessons with Ryan

Excellent Geography Tutor

Ryan did an excellent job on this first session with my daughter who is a freshman. He was patient, knowledgeable, engaging and asked her good questions to get her understanding the material. My daughter enjoyed the hour and felt it was very productive. We will be looking forward to seeing Ryan again soon.

Amy, 10 lessons with Ryan
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the great feedback! I think you mean Geometry though, my Geography knowledge is not so good!

Extremely personable and incredibly smart

Ryan tutors my daughters in programming. He has inspired an interest in the subject in them, and ensures that they look forward to the classes with keen anticipation. I unreservedly recommend Ryan as a tutor, and would endorse him to anyone who wishes to learn programming.

Prateek , 10 lessons with Ryan

Ryan Saved My Daughter!

My daughter was having a tremendous amount of difficulty in her computer science class and was totally lost. After just one or two meetings with Ryan, she began to understand the material. She meets with Ryan frequently and he has made all the difference in her ability to digest the material and to gain confidence in this difficult class. Her grades have improved greatly and I don't think she could have done it without his expert help and his ability to make the time for her, despite his other students and his other responsibilities. Ryan is patient, thorough, and a true professional. He's the best! I highly recommend him!

Mindy, 11 lessons with Ryan

Excellent Tutor, Highly Recommended!

Ryan is an excellent tutor. We had such a positive experience with him. He is professional, highly qualified, very well organized, and funny. He creates a comfortable atmosphere for learning. My son would feel exhausted after class with other tutors, but after class with Ryan he was motivated and full of energy. Ryan inserted a new confidence in my son’s own abilities. My son is a senior in high school and his acceptance into a college depends on his performance on his AP computer science exam. In order to prepare for this exam, we decided to get some additional help besides his usual school activities. We feel happy we found Ryan. The main thing that sets Ryan apart from other tutors is that he works together with a student, leaving them very confident in their skills and knowledge after class. He uses his time wisely. I thought that my son would require a lot of lessons, but in the end, only four lessons were enough to cover all of the material. Thank you, Ryan!

Aleksandra, 3 lessons with Ryan

Thanks Ryan

We write with great enthusiasm to provide our highest recommendation of Ryan. Ryan has been working with our son teaching computer programming for nearly two years. Over this time we have come to know Ryan as an exceptional educator who has played an important part in our son’s development. Our son is an exceptional but challenging student. Ryan has been able to unlock his inherent talent for computer programming while always maintaining a fun and engaging environment. Our son looks forward to his time with Ryan and always completes his homework in preparation for their sessions, which is no small feat. They have completed myriad projects with Ryan always successfully encouraging him to excel and try new approaches. Ryan is personable and engaged. His commitment and dedication to our son's success is clear. We are fortunate to have him working with our family.

Bill, 63 lessons with Ryan

highly recommend this tutor

My son has only met with a Ryan a couple of times and I have spoken to him on the phone several times and I am very pleased. My son is being tutored in math and after a brief session my son is planning his next session because understanding was giving him confidence as well. Ryan is easy to get a hold of, understanding, great in math!! And a great match for my son. I like Ryan's overall attitude and how quickly I could tell that this is the tutor we want! My son was sick for a little while and still I spoke with Ryan, he was willing to help with adapting schedule, times, anything we needed to get my son back on track. I know anybody out there looking for a tutor would be impressed and very satisfied with Ryan. I'm just a mom, no advertising, just putting a review for those of you who are looking out there to see, Great Tutor!

Susan, 5 lessons with Ryan

Great lesson!!

My daughter felt very confident about her upcoming test. It was nice to see her not to worry this morning. Thank you, Ryan.

Larisa, 3 lessons with Ryan
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Ryan H.

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