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Ryan S.

Austin, TX

$28/hour

Tutor proficient in Japanese, Chinese, and Java programming

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/18/16
4.9 average from 47 ratings
Very helpful and understanding
— Marcos, Leonardtown, MD on 6/16/17

$28/Hour


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About Ryan

I am a returning exchange student from Taiwan, where I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. During my time at Wenzao, I took multiple classes on a variety of subjects, which were all taught in either Chinese or Japanese. Due to this long term interaction with native speakers, I can effectively communicate in a way natural to a native speaker and transfer that knowledge to you!

In April 2014, I was selected by the US State Department to receive a full-ride scholarship to study abroad under the National Securities Language Initiative for youth. My scholarship took me to Taiwan, where I participated in intensive Chinese learning, accompanied by immersion in a Chinese-speaking environment. While in Taiwan studying at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, I took the opportunity to become more fluent in Japanese, which I had been studying along with Chinese before going to Taiwan, and enrolled in several university classes taught in Japanese along with other classes taught in Chinese.

As for Java programming, I have studied it for upwards of 4 years now, both in high school, where I took part in numerous competitions and won several awards, and as a university exchange student in Taiwan.
I have 4+ years of experience in Java programming, with a focus on 2-D game design and AP Computer Science test prep.

I strive to see students make progress in a fun, natural and exciting way, and I am looking forward to sharing the love of learning languages with you! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or to set up an appointment.
I am a returning exchange student from Taiwan, where I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. During my time at Wenzao, I took multiple classes on a variety of subjects, which were all taught in either Chinese or Japanese. Due to this long term interaction with native speakers, I can effectively Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Rate negotiable depending on travel distance, number of students, lesson frequency, and length of lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Austin, TX 78705
Background Check: Passed

"Very helpful and understanding"

- Marcos, Leonardtown, MD on 6/16/17

"Knowledgable and Patient Tutor"

- Ivana, South River, NJ on 5/23/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Kanon, Austin, TX on 4/12/17

"very relatable"

- Blake, Austin, TX on 10/24/16

"Very knowledgeable and patient with my son."

- Olivia, Austin, TX on 10/22/16

"Awesome tutor."

- Kris, Austin, TX on 9/10/16

"Japanese lesson was extremely helpful!"

- Kristi, Pinehurst, TX on 6/29/16

"Thank Goodness He's Patient"

- Katy, Fort Worth, TX on 4/7/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Java
Language:
Chinese,
Japanese
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Business:
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

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.

Chinese

In April 2014, I was selected by the US State Department to receive a full-ride scholarship to study abroad under the National Securities Language Initiative for youth. My scholarship took me to Taiwan, where I participated in intensive Chinese learning accompanied by immersion in a Chinese-speaking environment. In Taiwan, I studied at the prestigious Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung. At the end of my stay, I completed a research project on the languages of Taiwan and how they have been affected by external influences, which was composed of an essay and an oral presentation on the topic. Both the essay and oral presentation were done in an academic setting, using Chinese as the sole method of communication. I also sometimes informally tutored other students at my language school in Chinese, mostly with a focus on test prep.

Japanese

While studying at the Wenzao Ursuline University of languages, I took many hours of coursework in Japanese. One of these courses was Professional Japanese Communication and Language, a course focused on learning how to use Japanese in a formal academic setting where we often held debates, speech competitions such as Biblio-battle, and other events that engaged us in high-level use of formal Japanese. Since then, I've been interacting and speaking with Japanese speakers in many aspects of everyday life— from meeting up with Japanese exchange students for lunch everyday to tutoring Japanese to friends just starting out, I like to make it a point to use Japanese in a variety of situations, so I can constantly increase vocabulary and fluency.

Very helpful and understanding

Ryan walked me through the steps I needed to take to complete a java programming project for school. He took time to prepare the material before meeting with me and explained everything in detail.

— Marcos, Leonardtown, MD on 6/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $28.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Rate negotiable depending on travel distance, number of students, lesson frequency, and length of lessons.

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 15 miles of Austin, TX 78705.