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Mount Saint Mary's University
Spanish
Brown University
Other

Education

Mount Saint Mary's University (Spanish)

Brown University (Other)

About Ryan

Dear Potential Student,

I'll keep this short, since I would feel guilty if anyone frittered away their time reading anything lengthy. However, accuracy is important. I nevertheless feel that my education credentials speak for themselves: I have over 9 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Spanish, and college English Composition. To put this another way, I have logged over 5000 hours in a classroom setting (I'll let you do the math). Adding to my Spanish credentials, I have spent years living abroad and speak fluently. I'm passionate about educating others.

I have a BA in Spanish and I earned a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Brown University, during which time I taught. Over the years I've worked with students aged 16-60, and I believe in actively addressing deficiencies or gaps in knowledge using a multifaceted approach (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking when applicable). Showing students the steps and processes is essential to any form of composition, and I approach English Composition instruction in much the same way.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I look forward to working together!
Dear Potential Student,

I'll keep this short, since I would feel guilty if anyone frittered away their time reading anything lengthy. However, accuracy is important. I nevertheless feel that my education credentials speak for themselves: I have over 9 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Spanish, and college
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable for multiple hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
TOEFL
Language:
Reading, Spanish,
TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

College Counseling

I have worked as a college English professor and, after noticing challenges my students were facing, began working at a community-based organization that performs college counseling for lower income, first generation college students. I help students with Best Fit schools (Safety, Target, and Reach schools), personal statements, FAFSA preparation, CUNY and SUNY applications. I have been doing this for the past 4 years.

I have helped college bound students earn thousands in scholarship money. In fact, one recommendation I wrote for a student helped her win a full scholarship to Earlham College in Indiana.

English

Master's Degree in Creative Writing, Brown University. 7 years of classroom experience teaching English Composition.

Grammar

I've worked as a website editor, I've taught English for years and I'm overall very passionate about English and writing.

Literature

I have 6 years of experience teaching English Composition 2: Fiction, Poetry and Drama.

Proofreading

I have proofread thousands of student essays and other written assignments.

Spanish

Here are a few qualifications for my proficiency in Spanish:

BA in Spanish. I worked for National Council of La Raza (Wash., D.C.) as a document translator. My translations have appeared in The Harvard Review. I have taught a writing workshop entirely in Spanish, and I lived in a Spanish-speaking country for 4 years.

TOEFL

I taught TOEFL for two and a half years at an ESL institute in Manhattan.

Writing

I have taught college writing and editing for over 7 years. Furthermore, I have three years of experience providing College Essay/Personal statement writing support.

Mount Saint Mary's University
Spanish
Brown University
Other

Education

Mount Saint Mary's University (Spanish)

Brown University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rate is negotiable for multiple hour lessons.

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 3 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231.