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Ryan M.

Trilingual UT Spanish/Portuguese Instructor and PhD Student with MA

Trilingual UT Spanish/Portuguese Instructor and PhD Student with MA

$25/hour

  • 50 hours tutoring

About Ryan


Bio

Aló gente! Hola para todos!

I currently teach Spanish and Portuguese language and Latin American literature and culture courses at the University of Texas at Austin, where I am a PhD student in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Literatures. In the fall of 2020, I taught a course of my own design at the University of Texas titled "The Brazilian Frontier: Race, Gender and Landscape". My course evaluations consistently rank me among the favorite instructors in my Department.

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Aló gente! Hola para todos!

I currently teach Spanish and Portuguese language and Latin American literature and culture courses at the University of Texas at Austin, where I am a PhD student in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Literatures. In the fall of 2020, I taught a course of my own design at the University of Texas titled "The Brazilian Frontier: Race, Gender and Landscape". My course evaluations consistently rank me among the favorite instructors in my Department.

I received my Master's in Hispanic Studies in the summer of 2016. I have taught Spanish at Villanova University and Rowan College of Burlington County, in the Philadelphia Area, and English for 2.5 years in Chile and Argentina.

I have a wealth of experience teaching and tutoring second languages, and living in Latin American countries. In total, I've spent four years living, studying and researching in South America, mostly in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. I have also traveled to Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and completed field work. My PhD research involves the racial imaginary of the Pampas of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. I've presented my work at Harvard University, Brown University, UT-Austin, the University of Buenos Aires and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

I have also worked as Senior Interpreter at the Villanova School of Law Clinic for Asylum and Refugee Services, translating and advocating for low-income, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking migrants. Social justice for these communities is something that has defined my professional and academic pursuits.

I'd love to share my passion for language with you or your child and look forward to speaking with you soon!

Saludos cordiales/Atenciosamente,
Ryan


Education

University of Pittsburgh
Latin American Studies
Villanova University
Masters
Attending The University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/3/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Portuguese,

Portuguese

I received the Portuguese Teacher's Fellowship to pursue advanced training at Middlebury College in the summer of 2018. Most recently, I spent time in Recife, Brazil. Previously, I conducted two months of field work in Porto Alegre in 2016, and presented my findings in at the Brazilian Studies Association Conference at Brown University. I received a scholarship from the Brazilian Studies Association for this project, for which I had to illustrate my language proficiency in Portuguese.
Spanish

Spanish

I am currently a university language professor of Spanish.

Homeschool

Spanish

Spanish

I am currently a university language professor of Spanish.

Language

Portuguese,

Portuguese

I received the Portuguese Teacher's Fellowship to pursue advanced training at Middlebury College in the summer of 2018. Most recently, I spent time in Recife, Brazil. Previously, I conducted two months of field work in Porto Alegre in 2016, and presented my findings in at the Brazilian Studies Association Conference at Brown University. I received a scholarship from the Brazilian Studies Association for this project, for which I had to illustrate my language proficiency in Portuguese.
Spanish

Spanish

I am currently a university language professor of Spanish.

Most Popular

Spanish

Spanish

I am currently a university language professor of Spanish.

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

I am currently a university language professor of Spanish.

Examples of Expertise


Ryan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (27 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient Tutor

I just needed a few refresher lessons as I hadn’t taken a Spanish course in a few years. Ryan was very helpful and patient and was able to tailor his lessons to fit what I needed to learn.

Garrett, 1 lesson with Ryan

Ryan is a grade above the rest

Ryan is a strong, patient teacher who helped me learn the Portuguese. I’ve been using him to bridge the language gap with my Portuguese clients and his flexible style has helped. He walks you through the language in easy steps and adapts the lessons to your needs so you leave feeling one step closer to fluency.

Myles, 1 lesson with Ryan

Excellent first lesson

Ryan was extremely organized and easy to work with. He is even helping with the regional accent of the area I'm interested in visiting. I think we had a great lesson!

Michael, 1 lesson with Ryan

Knowledgeable and confidence building tutor

Today we learn the pronunciation of vowels and the alphabet, had a short dialog in asking each other our names and how each other was and saying good day, evening and night. We touched on formal and informal. The lesson was a mix of lecture and lots practice. Ryan was well prepared. I am looking forward to learning more!

Laura, 6 lessons with Ryan

Great tutor.

Ryan came to tutor my son as a replacement Spanish tutor. His regular tutor was away during his exam period. Ryan was prompt, arrived before time. My son reports that he learnt a lot more from him than his regular tutor. I would recommend him as a very valuable tutor.

Ade, 1 lesson with Ryan

Definitely recommend Ryan for any Spanish level

Ryan is a great Spanish tutor - he knows his stuff. He was able to quickly assess my level and develop a lesson plan based on my goals. Highly recommended!

Heather, 8 lessons with Ryan

First spanish lesson with Ryan Morrison

I had my first Spanish lesson with Ryan tonight. He was friendly and respectful of my abilities. He was patient with me and adapted the lesson to meet my need and understanding of the language.

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$25/hour

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